Read the Latest Issue of Trim Tab | Craft
Trim Tab Magazine is our quarterly, online publication that is awash with provocative articles, interviews and news on the issues, designs, and people that are truly transforming the built environment.
The current issue uncovers some of the many layers of craft: the appreciation of quality; the maker’s movement; the artist. This issue is a collection of stories, all unified in their celebration of the designer in their craft.
- People: Jeffrey Hollender and John Warner
- Design: Can Manufacturing Save the World?
- Thought: Salvage Modernism
- Action: The Craftsman's New Toolbox
TRANSFORMATIONAL PEOPLE | Interview: Jeffrey Hollender and John Warner
By Joanna Gangi
The sustainable products industry has garnered new traction recently, as more companies adopt sustainable practices in their operations and in the design of their products. It is encouraging to see this surge in the movement toward a more sustainable manufacturing industry. People like Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and John Warner, one of the founders of the green chemistry field, have participated in this movement since its inception and have been integral to its growth. Read the article.
TRANSFORMATIONAL DESIGN | Can Manufacturing Save the World? The Living Product Challenge
By James Connelly
￼Manufacturing and industrial production have long been the poster children for what is wrong with our current economic system. For decades, the environmental movement has been focused on battling industry to clean up its act. It is assumed that business is bad, and that economic growth is necessarily at odds with protecting the environment. Read the article.
TRANSFORMATIONAL THOUGHT | Salvage Modernism: A New Design Philosophy, Aesthetic and Ecological Approach
By Jason F. McLennan
Jason McLennan pushes us to incorporate salvaged materials into new design projects. Creating the perfect balance of materials from different eras presents new challenges in design and pushes designers to incorporate new styles with old. McLennan’s belief is that all buildings should reflect the age in which they were built, and modern buildings should be true to the ways in which they are built today; the Salvage Modernism philosophy. Read the article.
TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTION | The Craftsman's New Toolbox
By Krista Elvey
What can designers and manufacturers do to merge social justice, environmental stewardship, and effective design? For the sake of our species, it is beyond advantageous to make more intentional purchases, share resources, and rekindle our appreciation for goods that are built to last—it is a means of survival. Craft does not need to remain an elitist preference, but it can be an accessible means to experience the world more intimately and with the best of intention. Read the article.
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