While we love the ease of shopping at big-box stores, in our book, nothing beats handmade. And we’re not referring to craft show kitsch, either. We’re talking serious craftsmanship, clean lines, amazing design—the complete package. What makes these five pieces even better is the fact that they’re made in Philly. After all, our lives may be ruled by iPhones and gadgets and technology, but it’s nice to know that the old way of crafting things—one piece, one stitch, and one nail at a time—is still alive, and better than ever.
5 Pieces You’ll Never Guess Are Handmade
As these locally handmade pieces prove, when design meets DIY, the results can be high-end, high-style and highly covetable
Originally published in Philadelphia Magazine, November 2011