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
At Hand-Eye Supply we live for good-looking, well-made stuff, especially when that stuff helps us make our own good-looking stuff. This spring we're thrilled to bring in a beautiful burly bunch of new gear from Artifact Bag Co.! Artifact makes all their tough work aprons and bags in Omaha, NE.
Tonight at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club we aim small but big - typography is a big idea to tackle! In his talk "Words Can't Be Trusted," designer and typographer Guy Nicklos will take us through the functions and forms of making and using fonts. Starts 6pm at the Hand-Eye
One of the most famous automobiles in American history remains nameless for most people. It made billions of trips hauling millions of Americans over its 22 year production run, outlived the Ford Model T by three years, and appeared thousands of times in countless movies...
We recently visited designer-author Anna Joyce to see her beautiful studio and test out our new Fog Linen workwear. After snooping around and watching her work, we asked her for more insight on her process.
Tonight at Curiosity Club we'll learn about exercises in futility and social good with Karl Anderson! Starts 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store, and streaming online on the Curiosity Club homepage. At first glance, Futel is nothing more than a collection of pay phones installed in publicly accessible locations,
Our new Fog Linen work shirts are in, and we're thrilled to start sharing them! To see how they look on workers in the wild, we visited the beautiful studio of Anna Joyce. Anna is a prolific painter, printmaker, and textile designer based in Portland, OR. Her bold hand-printed designs
Traditionally, workwear has needed to be tough and protective first and foremost. But nowadays workers are faced with more varied challenges than just durability. This spring at Hand-Eye Supply we're excited to feature several lines of tough and attractive workwear, well suited for modern women in diverse fields. Fresh in
Tonight at Hand-Eye Supply's Curiosity Club we're thrilled to feature Michael Madigan, a local heavyweight in the conscientious food community! He will give the talk "Remastering The Basics: Getting Back In Touch With Our Food." Starts 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store or streaming on the Curiosity Club homepage! Recent
Tonight at Hand-Eye Supply's Curiosity Club, we feature the beer knowhow and contentious propositions of a seasoned beer snob. Join us in store or streaming online at 6pm PST, as Jack Harris of Fort George Brewery presents "This Beer Doesn't Taste Like IBUs." International Bittering Units - or IBUs -
Sometimes super practical tools come in super cool packages. The Farm & Field Lockback pocket knife is a well-built, medium-sized, versatile knife with style that cuts deep. Traditionally used for farm and field work (go figure), the lockback is slim and tough enough to handle just about any daily tasks
Tonight at the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club, Designer and Art Director Joshua Berger of Plazm magazine recounts his ongoing recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury incurred on a routine bike commute. "When I set out on my bike for my normal ride to work toward the Steel Bridge on May
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