Made to Last - A Compendium of Artisans, Trades & Projects
In a world full of mass production and copyright infringement, there is a new movement towards independently created products that are made to last. This book is a celebration of these unique products and the artisans behind their creation. Made to Last showcases some of the wonderful products being created - from whiskey tumblers to handmade shoe brushes, bespoke neon signs and bamboo bikes - and profiles the makers behind them. The book then offers related DIY projects that invite you to act on their inspiration and get crafting yourself. With 43 artisans and their products profiled, the related projects are as varied as the products themselves, from how to make bathtub gin to crafting your own re-usable waxed food wraps.
Vanessa Murray is a freelance writer and journalist. She has contributed to a number of Hardie Grant publications, including 365 Nature, and recently launched her own communications agency called Big Talk.