On Turning and Transformation

USE  •  2021

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The meditative motion of turning as a way to shape a medium is expressed in the potter’s wheel and in the woodworker’s lathe. Here, the result is captured in light and stillness.


Wood pieces – designed and created by Hare and Hare.
Ceramics – turned, sculpted and fired by Leanne Muir.

They form two integral parts of the collective called Root Cellar based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – dedicated to the cultivation of quality goods and the preservation of hand craft.



A Refined Wish List for 2020

USE  •  2020

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… And the time has come for writing our wish lists, this time one more personal – for the new year. As we move into the new year, it is naturally a time to reflect on the resolutions that will be lasting and enriching, and to dream of adventures (perhaps in travel or in work).
To help you begin the year with mindfulness and good habits, we’ve assembled a selection of items that we use and deem, ultimately very useful, beautiful, and long-lasting – all echoing our perspectives on design and organization.


Portable Storage Systems – The Superior Labor

  • Petite Engineer Bag
  • TSL Backpack
  • TSL Passport Case
  • TSL Fanny Pack

For All Note-Taking. Analogue Style – Notem

  • Annual Journal
  • Work Journal – for your daily overview, meeting summaries and project planning
  • TSL Brass Clipboard



In Touch with The Superior Labor

USE  •  2019

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The Superior Labor flagship brand has its roots in Okayama Japan. Husband and wife team Makoto and Yoshimi guide a team of artisans and designers in ethical production of beautiful utilitarian lifestyle products that are carefully stitched by hand. They are a brand dedicated to absolute craftsmanship and tactility. Their workshop called ‘Nap Village’ consists of the owners home, an old school house where their factory is located, and a lovely restaurant. Each product is designed to promote and enhance the characteristics of the raw materials – primarily fine leather and canvas.


This past spring, our Creative Director Pauline Boldt was fortunate to connect with the owners of The Superior Labor in Los Angeles – a meeting graciously organized by longstanding friends of 26 Projects and owners of Baum Kuchen – a lifestyle studio and shop located in the heart of Glassell Park, where the the meeting was held. It was a profoundly inspiring afternoon spent in the company of creative, like-minded individuals – those who share a love and appreciation for beautiful, consciously crafted and designed utility products that, in essence, can be considered complete works of art. To witness hands at work while engaged in conversation / sharing dreams and ideas made for a truly unforgettable experience.