Discover Design + Craft Treasures Within The Ever-Growing Homo Faber Guide

While the event is postponed, enthusiasts can explore its comprehensive website and app

In 2018, the inaugural Homo Faber exhibition (organized by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship) represented a fundamental step in celebrating the culture of high craftsmanship. The Venice event (which overlapped with the Venice Architecture Biennale) drew 62,500 international visitors to admire 900+ stunning objects, live demonstrations, discussions and more—all of which had been selected to represent the best of European craftsmanship. The second edition …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

AI-made music, the world's thinnest paper, missing NYC street sounds and more from around the internet

NYPL’s “Missing Sounds of New York” Playlist The latest in a line of digital offerings provided by the New York Public Library, the strangely emotional Missing Sounds of New York exists as an “auditory love letter to New Yorkers.” Beginning with chatter and clanking turnstiles, “To See An Underground Show” features those familiar screeching brakes and a little subway performance, while other tracks include “Serenity …

Japan’s Hidaka Washi Produces the World’s Thinnest Paper

From their factory in the Kochi prefecture of Japan, Hidaka Washi produces tengujo, the world’s thinnest paper, which has been produced for more than 1000 years in the region. Hidaka Washi has done so since first opening their doors in 1949. There, workers soak the stems of mulberry trees (kozo) and then pound them into lumps of fibers. With the addition of all-natural neri, and …