Repurposing the Old Mills of Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Thanks to a major boom back during the Industrial Revolution, Rhode Island has dozens of magnificent old mills—many of which have long been abandoned. While nine of those mills have been redeveloped as residential spaces, eight have been repurposed as studio spaces for artists and small businesses. And while the converted mills don’t employ nearly the same number of people as they did back when …

East Coast Tinning’s Heirloom Copper Cookware

Coppersmith Jim Hamann develops his signature Duparquet line

While in France about 10 years ago, Jim Hamann and his partner ducked into an antique shop and found a huge stockpile of old copper cookware. They purchased it and Hamann set to fixing it up. He studied, experimented and through repeat effort and refinement, East Coast Tinning was born from his love of the experience. “There are three elements to my business,” Hamann explains …

Street and Bike-ready Capes from Cleverhood

Technical fabrics and features packed into a highly functional piece of outerwear

Commuting by bicycle doesn’t necessarily mean throwing on spandex or overhauling your wardrobe. In cities with deeply embedded bike commuting cultures like Amsterdam and Copenhagen, riders often incorporate one or two functional clothing items with their day-to-day rotation without compromising their personal style. Inspired by slow-biking culture, Providence, RI-based Cleverhood‘s capes inspire riders to hit the road in any weather. The unisex design fits easily …