Made by Hand / No 1 The Distiller
Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker
Made by Hand / No 3 The Beekeeper
Made by Hand / No 4 The Cigar Shop
Made by Hand / No 5 The Bike Maker
"Made by Hand is a short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand — sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft."
These have been in my bookmarks for ages, I thought I'd posted them to the blog already, but it seems I haven't. So, here they are.
It's a great little collection with a lovely quiet aesthetic. Yes, I'll admit they are a bit hipster-ish and come from the hipster capital of the universe, Brooklyn (sorry Shoreditch) but in this instance I can forgive them that. With so much of the human race's craft knowledge having been lost in recent generations, it's great to have little nuggets like these to remind us that not everything is made in a machine in China.
If you have a weakness for the cardinal pleasures in life, watching the distiller & cigar ones back to back might be unwise.