1. Dane Uhler, beekeeper from Santa Barbara, California, is profiled in this short film. He teaches people the art of beekeeping, a tradition he embraces with intimacy. The backyard honey produced is more than golden nectar in a jar, it's a poetic acknowledgement of our place in the ecosystem.

    # vimeo.com/41328765 Uploaded 459 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. Combining his carpentry skills with his love of nature, Patrick Dougherty utilizes primitive techniques of building to experiment with tree saplings as construction material. Since beginning in 1980, Patrick has left his mark with over two hundred massive sculptures all over the world.

    Check out more of Patrick’s work here: stickwork.net

    Filmed by Gary Tyler Mcleod & Austin Will
    Edited by Gary Tyler Mcleod

    About the “Inspired By…” video series:

    The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with creatives. Everyone from artists and musicians to engineers and architects call Portland home. Immersed in this culture of thinkers and makers, the team at Shwood is constantly drawing inspiration from the artisans that surround us. The “Inspired By…” video series is intended to share some of Shwood’s daily inspiration with others around the globe.

    ExperimentWithNature.com
    ShwoodShop.com

    # vimeo.com/31920133 Uploaded 13.6K Plays / / 2 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. Meet Mckenzie Santiago and Alfredo Catedral, the duo behind Brooklyn Grooming -- the borough’s premiere small-batch, hand-made, all-natural, organic, artisanal, very Brooklyn men's (and women’s) grooming line.

    # vimeo.com/50379832 Uploaded 36.3K Plays / / 4 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Continuing our Modern Day Artisans series highlighting craftsmen revered by many for their authenticity and specialized skills, HBTV showcases the talents of English furniture/product designer Max Lamb, as he grants us access to his London workshop. Taking us through the process of creating a swivel oak table, Lamb touches on his initial fascination and appreciation for furniture, as well as the benefit of handmade over machine-made. Max Lamb’s work can be found here with a few items currently up for sale.

    Director: Chris Read

    hypebeast.com/2012/01/modern-day-artisans-max-lam

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  5. Artisan: Carmen Tong
    Video: Carolina Rodrigues and Wong Kei Cheong
    Music: "Immigrant" by Nitin Sawhney

    Macau, 2012

    # vimeo.com/46222246 Uploaded 198 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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