FEB
08

Mens Shed: ManSpace

MenShed Project featured on the TV series Manspace TV hosted by Shane Jacobson
Following on from Craig Wetjen's Book ' men and their sheds ', ManSpace TV takes a look at Craigs ' Mens Shed'  project, showcasing the very private relationship between a man and his shed.  A man's shed is a place to shelter not just from the rain but also from the ups and downs of daily life. It is as much a mental a...
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FEB
05

Lost Trades Fair - Australia

  The Lost & Rare Trades Fair was established as an artisan lead event to provide a single platform for career artisans and traditional tradespeople to share their skills. People are fascinated when true artisans and talented craftspeople openly demonstrate their incredible skills and share their knowledge of their trade and craft. We aim ...
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SEP
04

Resurrecting Relics

Brittany Nicole Cox, one of the world's only antiquarian horologists
 Wanna see what the future looked like centuries ago? Step into the workshop of Brittany Nicole Cox, one of the world's only antiquarian horologists. She builds and repairs antique clockwork devices, so she's kinda like a mechanic—from the 17th century.
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APR
04

Elgin Park

Michael Paul Smith
Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart; Elgin Park. The body of his work compromises of scenes from the 1930's through to the 1950's and predominantly feature automobiles of the era shot against the backdrop of an array of contemporary ...
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AUG
16

Men And Their Sheds photo book explores importance of the man cave

Gordon Millett - The inspiration for 'Men and their sheds'
  A new photo book documents how spending time in their backyard sheds can help men with their mental health. And photographer Craig Wetjen said creating the book, Men And Their Sheds, had helped him with his own depression and anxiety. "Men just love to tinker," he told 774 ABC Melbourne's Clare Bowditch. "I really tried to tap into the whole...
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2073 Hits
JAN
21

Oomphalapompatronium

Len Solomon - Classically trained musician, inventor, and one-man-orchestra
 The Oomphalapompatronium is a creation by Leonard Solomon, a recuperation simple reed kind of mechanical harmonium
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SEP
17

Carlo Maina

Carlo Maina - One of the last traditioal coach-builders in Italy
 Carlo lives near Turin in Italy and is one of the last living manual carbody builder in Europe. Being 70 years old he still moulds and forms metal bodies for the most prestigious oldtimer cars in the world, as Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Ferrari California, Porsche 356 and others, but now his arms are getting weak and there is no trainee in sigh...
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AUG
19

Paul Zimmermann - Blacksmith

Paul Zimmermann. Artist Blacksmith since 1963.
Forging a rose from a single piece of steel using traditional smithing techniques. 
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AUG
12

Britains longest-serving blacksmith

Fred Harriss, 84. Britains longest-serving blacksmith
Britain's longest-serving blacksmith is still forging iron in his workshop - at the age of 84. Hardy Fred Harriss, 84, first picked up a hammer and tong aged ten in 1938 and is still working every day 74 years later. He has worked back-breaking 12 hour days fixing steam engines and aircraft, as well as making railings and ornamental iron pieces. An...
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3150 Hits
MAR
26

Horse - Handmade cycles

Thomas Callahan began building frames in 2007
As an avid rider armed with a background in sculpture, Horse Cycles founder Thomas Callahan began building frames in 2007 with the goal of creating bikes that are both utilitarian and beautiful. Based in Brooklyn NY, Horse Cycles is now a leading manufacturer of custom steel bicycles and premium outdoor goods that revolve around the idea of healthy...
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AUG
01

Eric Scissorhands - the last of the scissor makers

Eric Scissorhands
  Ernest Wright and Son Ltd may be the last factory in Britain still making scissors by hand. Earlier this year it looked as though they too might be about to close. But then a video by photographer Shaun Bloodworth showing how the scissors are made went viral. Orders immediately went up, with a flood of requests from the US. Eric Stones, one ...
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JAN
15

Welcome to Garage Culture

367 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto. The garage where Hewlett Packard started business in 1939. Designated the birthplace of Silicon Valley in 1985.​
Garage: Borrowed from French garage ("keeping under cover, protection, shelter")​ ​ Culture: from Latin  cultūra ( " cultivation; culture " ) , from cultus , perfect passive participle of colō ( " till, cultivate, worship " ) ​ ​ The arts, customs, lifestyles, background, and habits that characterise a particular society or nation   The b...
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