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Living Inspired: Franklin Habit

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Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. In 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs. Habit is also the author of It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons as well as multiple knitting essays.Could you tell us about your [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Lawrence Scaduto

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Lawrence Scaduto makes a lot of things. He is mostly known as the man behind Ohnoho, a Brooklyn-based guitar effect pedal store. In addition to making things to make music, he is also a musician himself, as well working in video production. And he cuts his own hair.What made you decide to hand-craft guitar effects pedals?There’s a certain affliction common to many musicians called GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. The most common symptom? Creating eBay saved searches for rare audio equipment.... [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Soup

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This week I’m delighted to bring you a guest blog from my dear friend and fabulous foodie, Peggy Paul. Peggy has been a cookbook editor for 3 years, a foodie since she could hold a spatula, and a wonderful writer for nearly just as long.To me, fall means rich colors and striking contrast--deep ridges in the smooth, round curves of a pumpkin; crisp, bowl-of-soup, casserole-bubbling-in-the-oven weekends with the occasional Waldorf-salad-in-the-park afternoon. While summer giggles with sweetness, [Read More...]

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A life with many interests: crochet

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People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.I learned how to crochet about three years ago. I've mastered scarves, hats, and baby blankets. Friends and family members are always asking for sweaters, socks, and those adorable amigurumi toys. But I've a confession to make: I'm a lazy crocheter. I can chain, single-, double-, treble-, and even half-double crochet stitch with the best of them, but when it comes to shaping I’m abysmal. Sleeve holes are as apt to vanish on my [Read More...]

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The evolution of community

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This is a little story about Joe the cave man, Pleistocene predators, and how communities evolved.In the beginning, there was Joe.Joe was a prehistoric man with a problem. He had found a good cave to live in—it was dry and blocked the wind and was big enough for him to store extra food and furs. The problem? A pack of enormous mondo wolves had decided they liked the cave, too. At first, Joe scared away the wolves by lighting a fire and throwing rocks and even bits of burning wood at them. It [Read More...]

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