Whether youâ€™re a DIY woodshop hobbyist, tech-savvy tinkerer or a high-end design enthusiast, create a list of your top 5 gift ideas between now and December 7th and you'll be in the running for some amazing prizes.
The Clampersand is back! The first physical pun of pure Core77 origin was originally designed by Tony Ruth in a Lunchbreath Coretoon, and it's now available in solid glittering brass. This limited edition is sand cast at the historic Batavia Foundry outside of Chicago, and hand finished for a glinting
To begin at the beginning, Silca has been making impeccable tools for nearly 100 years. If you like bikes and bike gear, especially beautiful vintage stuff, you may be familiar with their well-made pumps and stylish sundries. The HX-One Essentials kit is one bunch of sundries we're happy they waited
Tonight at Curiosity Club we might get rocked, as we welcome scientist, engineer and music-loving inventor Thomas Barefoot of Barefoot Sound. We'll hear about his journey from a self-taught kid too broke to have a guitar of his own to a self-made engineering entrepreneur selling exceptional sound to the stars
We know the holidays are a heck of a hectic time and we're here to help! To take a little chaos out of your festivities and increase your gifting victories, check out the Hand-Eye Supply Guide to Holiday Harmony. We've considered the best and worst parts of the season, and
Ayse Birsel of Birsel+Seck is a rightfully respected name in the design game, and tonight we're lucky to learn from Ayse directly! At 6pm we'll hear Ayse's insights on taking design thinking into the personal zone, and from 7pm on we'll celebrate the release of her new book, "Design the
The new Fall/Winter collection is in! With it comes high-quality textiles, cozy layers, and classic cuts. These distinctive pieces hail from England, Germany, France, the U.S., and more, and are all made for the long haul. There are tough new chambrays and brushed cotton button downs, wool skirts, outerwear, raw
Tonight at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club we'll dig into some of life's biggest questions about career, inspiration, and managing to feed ourselves. Noah Kleiman gets deep on Secret Knowledge & The Puzzle of Your Creative Life, starting 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store, and streaming on the Curiosity Club
We got a look at how the Danish team Hay does design in last month's Questionnaire with Mette and Rolf Hay. Now you can pick up their fresh collection of desk and kitchen tools at Hand-Eye Supply! Hay knows how to have fun at work. Their trademark trick is to
Tonight at Hand-Eye Supply's Curiosity Club we get a feast of information and art! Marcella Kriebel will share the story of how her cookbook, Mi Comida Latina came to be. From learning recipes as she traveled, to designing page layout on a light table, Marcella's book began as a project
The years after World War Two were a hectic time for the housing market in the United States. Virtually no housing had been built in nearly twenty years as the country transitioned from the austerity of the Great Depression straight into the rationing of World War Two. When American soldiers
It's hard to beat a set of simple tools, and really hard to beat a properly made set. This new Hand-Eye Supply Screwdriver Set features six common sizes of Phillips and flat heads, with tough high carbon steel blades and comfortable oiled hardwood handles. The set comes packed snug
Tonight at Curiosity Club we'll talk about oddities, holdouts, and seemingly pointless features in design. Bob Hambly of Hambly and Wooley will give the talk "Why Are There 284 Holes In My New Shoes?" starting at 6pm PT at the Hand-Eye Supply store, and streaming on the (new!) Curiosity Club
Tonight at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club we welcome Marcus Estes to make heads and tails of money. His presentation will begin with the historical origins of money as a representation of value, then take us on a jaunty walk through a modern theory of credit, debt, and... fractional reserve
It's Knife Week at Hand-Eye Supply! Get 25% off all knives in stock with the code "KnifeWeek2015" now through Saturday 8.29.15! To celebrate, let's re-meet the Higonokami, a simple Japanese knife with a Samurai pedigree. "Higo no kami" means 'Lord of Higo', referring to both the region where the
Exploded diagrams speak to us on a deep level, but Melody Owen has taken that appreciation and run with it. Tonight at Curiosity Club she'll share some of her incredible collection of cutaway imagery and ideas about why we're attracted to them. She is also posting a cutaway a day
Cast iron is a known Good. Its even cooking surface, versatility and durability have made cast-iron pans into vital kitchen staples all around the world for hundreds of years. To usefully update such an old technology usually comes down to the details, and Iwachu skillets are a prime example.
Tonight at Curiosity Club we'll hear from Carrie Strickland and Bill Neburka, Architects and Principals at Works Partnership Architecture. They'll share their focus on the possibilities of how cellular environments can adapt to a revolving cycle of inhabitants. In other words, we'll hear about pirating old spaces for cooler new
Hand-Eye Supply has been doling out cool functional tools and good times for five whole years! To celebrate a major handful of good times, we're doing the right thing and having a party! If you'll be in Portland this week, come by the shop on Thursday, August 6, for
Everybody loves Bucky, but what did his visionary work really produce? At tonight's Curiosity Club author and archivist Trevor Blake will open that question and likely leave us with more. His talk, "Buckminster Fuller At 120" starts at 6pm PT at the Hand-Eye Supply shop, and streams on
In outdoor gear the meaning of "good design" depends heavily on the needs of the user. However, when a tool has been field tested around the world for over 60 years without needing an overhaul, the quality of its design feels a hell of a lot more objective. The Svea
Tonight at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club we'll get deep and cold and very cool with Josh Hydeman, a nature photographer and cave explorer in the Pacific Northwest. Josh will be sharing basic information about caves and their different forms; Limestone caves, glacier caves, and lava tubes and the features
Strike it rich with two bold summer favorites, together at a super hot price: get the HES-favorite Messer Kat Knife and the all new Hand-Eye black and gold snap back for only $42.00! You'll save a bundle when you grab this blingy combo but, like everything good, this precious black
Tonight, Curiosity Club welcomes Geoffrey Hiller to discuss his photo documentary work in the once-closed country of Myanmar in his talk "Making A Photography Book." Starts 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, and streaming on the Curiosity Club homepage. Myanmar in Southeast Asia is one of the
If you've taken a science or workshop class any time between now and 1935, you're probably plenty familiar with safety posters. We wanted to update our favorite vintage morbidity warnings with a contemporary creative bent, so we asked 10 Portland artists and designers to reinterpret their favorite safety poster ideas
We all have our own feelings about crowdfunding, but there's no denying that the landscape around making new products is shifting. Tonight at Curiosity Club, we'll hear from Josh Lifton, founder of Crowd Supply: the first platform to literally bring engineering and supply chain into the crowdfunding conversation.
The new Helle Dokka lockback isn't just head-turning, it's made us rethink what we require from our tools. To start: this is an outlive-you-quality knife, made by a meticulous bunch of craftsmen who actually use their own gear.
Fresh in: women's work jeans as straightforward and tough as the women who inspired them! Ann Sheppard makes comfortable workwear based on the simple cuts and long-lasting materials used by pioneering women of the early 20th century. Tested by the talented ladies of All Bad Days!
Tonight at Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club, we dip into the chemical complexity of making high quality paints! Ancient art urges meet modern methods, 6pm PST at the shop and streaming on the CC homepage. As artists, designers and makers, we are always working within the confines of our materials.
You know the pain of using a tool that just isn't quite what it should be. Robert LaGesse is just like us except, as a skilled machinist, he refused to leave his "there's got to be a better way" idea on a napkin. Say goodbye to floppy layout tools...
Tonight at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club we welcome thoughtful writer, innovator and tech-head Amber Case, giving the talk "Designing Calm Technology." Starts 6pm at the shop and streaming on the Curiosity Club homepage! We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop
Even the most romantic school bus to camper conversion pales in comparison with the Bedford SB3 Mobile Cinema. This sort of streamlined British bus-cum-theater is the only remaining survivor of seven. Built by England's Ministry of Technology in the late 1960's, this bus and its six brothers toured the UK
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