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We are overwhelmed by the news coming out of California this week. We’re not quiet about our love for the West Coast here, and several trips to the Golden State over the last couple of years has gained us some dear friends who call California home. Our recent conversations with them about the destruction caused by gun violence and wildfires are heartbreaking. Now through Sunday November 18 we’re donating 50% of the sales of our Los Angeles and San Francisco lines to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund. It’s easy to feel helpless in times like these, but we all must do what we can to move forward together. For more opportunities to lend support please visit @theaestheticunion and @3fishstudios.
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INTRODUCING: The HAMILTON Collection.
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When Creative Goods contacted us a few months ago to ask about a collaborative capsule collection for their award winning musical @hamiltonmusical, we were floored. As two former theatrical props artisans, we are so proud to be involved in this revolution of a show.
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Shop the series at BroadwayMerchandiseShop.com or tactilecraftworks.com.
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Today we’re beeswax burnishing the edges of a large order of journals headed to New Orleans. This is a step we added to our process a year ago; a technique that takes time but moves our goods closer to something we can be truly proud of. We’ll never be completely satisfied, but this type of finishing work is pretty gratifying.
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Also, we just discovered that we used a laser cutter for the first time six years ago today. Wild.
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We spent the morning at the American Geographical Society Library (@agslibrary) here in Milwaukee, where we source 90% of the maps we use to create our products. The library is the largest geography collection in the country- filled with flat files of 520,000 maps, 12,000 atlases, and 220 globes. This is one of our favorite globes, a 1924 piece made by Denoyer-Geppert Co out of Chicago. We found maps for 5 new locations today, some of which have been requested dozens of times. Which cities would you like to see us add to our Atlas Series?
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And yes, we nerd out every time we’re there.🤓
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We’re finishing up a huge order for @thewaxwing and @milwaukeehome today. The owner Steph opened her shop the same year we started making things together in 2012. She asked to carry our work several times before we agreed, we didn’t think our products were ready. She took a chance on us and was the first retailer to carry our goods. Six years later her shop is four times the size it was, she’s bought a second business, our work is carried in 150 stores nation-wide, and she’s still in our top five clients in terms of sales. Our businesses have grown up together.
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They’re here! Our two new @dremel Digilab Laser Cutters are set up in the studio and ready for work. When Dremel approached us last year to ask if we would partner with them we were floored, we’ve both been using their tools since we were teenagers. We knew we could work confidently with them, assured of their long history and dedication to quality. This whole endeavor has felt like a dream.
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Check out our live stories to see us unbox the Digilabs and run our first projects. Happy weekend, friends!
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