Sticks & Stones

Deer antler, vegetable ivory and Purpleheart wood make up this Portland jeweler's newest edition

Admired by locals in the know, Portland, OR-based Sticks & Stones has flown under the mainstream radar since launching their stunning accessories line in 2009. As the name implies, materials like wood, fine metals and precious stones have remained at the core of their designs. Their recently launched Spring/Summer 2011 collection finds the brand adding an intriguing set of new materials to their lineup, with …

Micaceous Cookware

Heat-conducting earthenware handcrafted according to traditional techniques

Doing his part to reintroduce pottery for daily use, Brian Grossnickle creates beautiful eco-friendly cookware out of micaceous clay, a material with properties making it remarkably well-suited for cooking. The New Mexico native, drawing on over 15 years of pottery experience, produces a wide variety of food-friendly pieces including cook pots, teapots, cups, bowls, and even platters. The clay used in all the pieces has …

A Testimony of Serpent Handling

Photographer Hunter Barnes' intimate images of an obscure American religion

In an era of digitally-manipulated images, Oregon-based photographer Hunter Barnes is one of a strong contingent who continue to create powerful pictures through a documentary approach. Intent on revealing unseen lifestyles, Barnes immerses himself within a community—past subjects have included ranchers, bikers and Native Americans—building trust with its members to intimately depict the reality of misunderstood subcultures. For his latest project, “A Testimony of Serpent …