The Carnegie Museum of Art’s “Locally Sourced” Exhibition Spotlights Pittsburgh’s Growing Artisan Industry

Talented, independent designers and makers working in traditional mediums and emerging categories

Hosted in the Charity Randall Gallery through 27 March 2022, The Carnegie Museum of Art‘s Locally Sourced exhibition showcases the talents of a new group of independent, Pittsburgh-based makers and designers. Not only do these producers possess a mastery of their given medium, they also have a knack for business. Specifically, they’ve transformed their respective cottage crafts into formidable, money-earning operations. Exhibition organizer and curatorial assistant …

Flow: Honey From the Hive

Collect honey straight from your backyard without the beekeeping garb

Honey has historically been used to treat burns, cuts, allergies, stomach ailments and was even thought to improve general life expectancy by the ancient Greeks. Eating honey made locally is said to have the greatest immune and allergen benefits—and enjoying the natural sweetener straight from the hive has never been easier with Flow. Currently funding on Indiegogo, the Australian invention essentially taps the hive and …

New Basics Premium Sweats

Fighting fast fashion with ethically made T-shirts and sweats

When it comes to basics, it’s too easy to simply visit a local chain and buy them on the cheap; after all, basics are made for convenience, and daily wear means frequent replacement. However, these inexpensive items often have a high price socially and environmentally, including poor labor conditions and toxic production methods. Up-and-coming LA design studio New Basics wants to change the way we …