How POT Founder Mandy Kolahi is Democratizing the Ceramic Space

An adult beginners-oriented space run by, and intended for, people of color, the queer community and anybody who has ever felt they weren't welcome

This weekend, on 20 March, POT will release founder Mandy Kolahi’s collection of ceramics celebrating Persian New Year—a selection of blue-glazed pieces that perfectly represent the LA studio. Featuring delightfully snide Farsi phrases often uttered in Kolahi’s family (and in the wider Iranian community), this is the type of pottery that traditionally didn’t “belong” in the institution of art, made by an individual who felt …

The Vandal’s Future Craft-Focused Dinner Series, SEATED

Taking place later this year, events that encourage conversation and community

Described as a “charity dinner for the environment,” SEATED—a communal supper series held at Pittsburgh restaurant The Vandal (in collaboration with small-batch ceramics maker Bombabird and local shop Oatmeal)—will aim to be as eco-friendly as possible, while championing the craftspeople involved. The meal will commence later this year in two sessions, with drinks and light bites preceding the first seating (as appetizers) and succeeding the …

Tender Details Define Brooklyn’s Latest Japanese Restaurant, Rule of Thirds

Located inside of A/D/O by MINI, a design-forward restaurant that emphasizes interactivity

A collaborative project from Brooklyn-based Sunday Hospitality, George Padilla and JT Vuong, the restaurant Rule of Thirds lies just beyond the nARCHITECTS-designed courtyard at A/D/O by MINI, a mixed-use creative space in Greenpoint. To remain consistent with the venue’s overall ethos, careful attention was paid to design—both of the restaurant itself and of its finer details. Japan-inspired, Rule of Thirds adopts concepts from the island …