May 8th A DIY crafters filled the old square of Fells Point, Baltimore. It was a small but potent showing, for the most part, distinguishing itself from the usual schlock that sometimes can be seen in this gnarled waterfront brick-a-topia. The craft people here showed how viable the DIY movement has become merging trade skills with design, such as the sleek pendants made from broken plates or the bike messenger bags sown from sailcloth and discarded bike inner-tubes. The question is can the products come down to the retail level, because some of this stuff, while well made — such as the diorama shelves– hovered around $80 bucks — kind of pricey. True this is art and there’s skilled labor involved and you’re trying to bring the artisan back from the dead, but hey the consumer is a cold-hearted bastard. It’s the ancient question, do you wanna sell a little or a lot.
- Sam Holden, The Gonzo light is out, but the fire burns on.
- The Ravens Circle the Wagons and drink the Koolaide
- Proposed Harbor Point Tower on Chromium site could make Baltimore an Environmental Crash Test Dummy with real lives at stake
- A Good Party Spoiled
- Why The Ravens will Win the Super Bowl — Winning Ugly
- Winning Ugly — The beauty of being Not Pretty — an Essay about psyche of a Ravens Fan
- Taking it to the streets — Winning Ugly is a Beautiful Thing
- Daytrip No. 2 National Pinball Museum Baltimore,Power Plant, Inner Harbor
- Baltimore Vs. The World and why I love The Ravens Chance on Sunday
- Daytrippin’ No 1. Matoaka Cabins an old Time Chesapeake Experience