Documenting the modern maker, the third edition of includes a broad range of contributors from around the globe. Featuring photography of Michele Aboud on both covers, Edition Three features some of our most diverse content to date. Features include: Jean-Philippe Delhomme (FR), Michele Aboud (AU), Snickeriet (SE), Josh Oldenburg (US), Thaddeus Wolfe (US), NADAAA (US), Our/Vodka (DE), Lars Focke (DE), Fort Standard (US), Crumpler (AU) and an essay by Magnus Schifter-Holm (US).Purchase
A painter and an illustrator, Jean-Philippe Delhomme has contributed to numerous magazines around the world since the late ’80s. His work has gained recognition with collaborations and award-winning ad campaigns for Barneys New York, SAAB USA, The Mark Hotel NYC, Le Bon Marché, and Sotheby’s. He has also directed animated commercials, most notably for Saab USA, and Visa France. As a fashion illustrator, and a chronicler of culture, he has written and illustrated several books: The Cultivated Life published by Rizzoli International; Design Addicts published by Thames & Hudson; and Le Drame de la Déco, Art Contemporain and Scènes de la Vie Parentale published by Editions Denoël. He has also penned several novels as well as articles for French GQ, Architectural Digest France and Vogue Paris.
Founded in 1992, Cumpler make bags for people who know how to live: adventurers, photographers, riders, designers, makers, thinkers, and doers. Each of their products are purposed designed and are constructed with quality materials to last a lifetime.
The brand was brought to life by a slightly unusual need: the need to carry beer. Stuart Crumpler couldn’t find a bag strong enough to transport his favourite brew on the back of his bike, so he stitched some truck tarp together, using his grandmother’s sewing machine. A parachute maker gave him some advice on the prototype and, soon afterwards, Stu was cycling through Ballarat with a dozen beers firmly packed on his bike.
Michele Aboud is one of Australia’s most-respected commercial, fashion and portrait photographers.
Noted for her striking portraiture, over the past 25 years Aboud has focused her lens on such boldface political and pop culture figures as Lina Wertmüller, Frank Stella, Imran Khan, Gough Whitlam, Wim Wenders, Rutger Hauer, Tom Jones, Harry Connick Jr, Baz Lurhmann, Cate Blanchett, Tracey Moffatt, Debbie Harry, Jerry Hall, Amber Valetta, Miranda Kerr, Catherine McNeal and Miranda Otto. Aboud’s work has been featured in 13 exhibitions from London to Toronto and Sydney, including Amnesty International’s Masters of Photography  and the Nelson Mandela Art for AIDS Orphans, Canada [2007-2010].
Snickeriet is a carpentry in Stockholm combining in-house production of its own line of furniture with commission-based carpentry. The company was founded by cabinet makers Gunnar Dahl and Karolina Stenfelt, with Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck as designers.
‘Snickeriet’ translates in English to ‘carpentry’. The Swedish furniture producer came about from the student ambitions of cabinet-makers and designers who shared a creative itch that called for scratching.
Twenty-seven-year-old Californian native Joshua Oldenburg is literally and figuratively making waves in the surfing community. He hand-crafts surfboards for his brand Joshua Oldenburg Surfboards using the same techniques that were used half a century ago.
Shortly after graduating from San Diego State University in 2009, Oldenburg began to commit all of his free time to building and understanding surfboards. He learned how to manufacture a board from start to finish, mastering every element of the process. As his fantastic video on Vimeo demonstrates, ‘All of my boards are built in the traditional sense—one hundred per cent hand-shaped.’
Gifted glass artist Thaddeus Wolfe has spent a number of years refining his skill and developing his signature techniques to arrive at a finished form rough in texture but precise in design and reminiscent of Brutalist architecture. Wolfe layers colour in his glass, then carves through the layers to reveal the interior stratum—each single mould can be used only once.
Living and working in Brooklyn, NY, Wofe’s work has been exhibited in New York at E.R. Butler and Co., Heller Gallery, Matter, and The South Street Seaport Museum, and in Chicago with Volume Gallery.
Nadaaa is a design firm with expertise in architecture, landscape and urban design. With a defined culture of research, collaboration, and fabrication, the firm has challenged the building industry by taking on its means and methods, while also developing innovative ways of building at many scales– from the scale of infrastructure to furniture. Led by Nader Tehrani, Katherine Faulkner, and Daniel Gallagher, the firm operates with twenty five collaborators, between offices in boston and new york city. With numerous accolades to its name, nadaaa recently won the top ranking design firm of architect magazine 2013 annual review of the top fifty firms in the united states.
Our/Vodka is a global vodka with local roots. All Our/Vodka—Our/New York, Our/Melbourne, Our/Madrid, etc.—will be made using the same recipe, but every city’s distillery will use locally sourced ingredients so that each will produce a vodka with local characteristics. As Jon Sanders of Berlin-based design company Paul Sanders says, ‘We are eager to taste the future Our/Vodka in other cities to see whether the water and wheat differences will be noticeable.’ When Pernod Ricard wanted someone to take control of the idea globally, it turned—eventually—to a design company to make the idea a reality. They had initially been looking for a partner who already had a certain strength within the gastronomical scene, but had not found the right one.’ Pernod Ricard soon realised that what mattered was a partner who had versatile skills, a good local network, high work morale and their feet on the ground.
Fort Standard is a contemporary Industrial Design studio founded by Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings. Their collaborative work is an ever-evolving dialog between their unique perspectives and their shared approach to progressive design thinking. Working primarily in long lasting natural materials, their approach to design is often geared towards using traditional production methods in innovative ways. Having developed a distinct form language rooted in simplicity and functionality, their attention to detail, connections and materiality generate value through design in what Buntain and Collings describe as a “warm-contemporary” aesthetic.
Part auteur, part autodidact, Lars Focke is a photographer with an enduring curiosity for the places that time forgot. Focke finds the beauty in architectural shapes and industrial structures to create quiet, yet discomforting images. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Focke’s capabilities also extend beyond photography into graphic and user experience design. Evident in his work his multi-disciplinary skillset informs and enhances his photographic works.
Based in San Francisco California, Magnus Schifter-Holm is developer and tech entrepreneur and founded of Mashed Apps. In addition to development, Schifter-Holm often writes on various political and global issues. In Made Edition Three he discuss in depth the modern maker, specifically the often contrasting differences between modern and traditional crafting and manufacturing techniques.