a visit to sacramento.

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hi everyone, maia mcdonald from Bitte here, dropping in to share my new hometown, Sacramento. One of my favorite things about moving to a new city is being able to explore and uncover all the local gems. The places you can’t find anywhere else, the small shops, restaurants, artists and makers that make a place unique. Since moving to Sacramento a little over a year ago to... 
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gather goods co.

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gather goods co. IS A charming, PLANT-FILLED GIFT SHOP & craft CLASSROOM LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. HOUSED IN A MICRO SPACE, gather is A LITTLE SHOP WITH A LOT OF SOUL — their PASSION IS SHOWCASING MODERN GOODS BY EMERGING MAKERS: HOME & GARDEN GOODS, HOLISTIC BATH & BODY PRODUCTS, FOOD GIFTS, JEWELRY AND MORE — A LOT OF WHICH ARE... 
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Hedley & Bennett / Studio Tour.

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When I arrived at the Hedley & Bennett apron headquarters my first interaction was with a delightfully jolly pig named Oliver. Apparently finishing his morning stroll, I followed him right into the door where things just kept getting better: a giant yellow slide coming down from a tree house in the middle of the room, a warehouse-length zip line just begging to be used,... 
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WKNDLA / Artist Studio Tour.

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I first came across Cindy’s fiber work, WKNDLA, at Consort Design and then again at Kit & Ace in Pasadena. She’s able to design inviting and beautiful pieces on a small, wearable scale while at the same time creating larger, installation pieces. Cindy’s studio sits behind her house in North Hollywood with a table dedicated to the smaller, more assembly... 
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Around L.A. / Hemingway & Pickett.

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Toby Hemingway fondly remembers the large trucks that drove for the barbershop distribution company Hemingway & Pickett, that his great, great Grandfather began in 1888, and which remained in the family for three generations in Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, Toby revived the name and opened shop in Silver Lake selling well made, well designed, hand picked goods from Los... 
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