Handmade Tales – Kintsugi and Other Things

Handmade Tales – Kintsugi and Other Things

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version.

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I do miss handwritten letters; getting a letter in the mail; postcards; home baking; home made stews; fires; sewing; vegetable and herb gardens, (organic); typewriters; LP records; old radios, beautiful paper; old books; second hand things; things that are beautifully hand crafted, beautiful old pieces of furniture; attention to detail; things lovingly crafted; fountain pens; ink wells; old silk fabric; embroidered clothing and other items; teddy bears; hand woven oriental and other rugs; beehives; pure honey; great chocolate, Swiss or Belgian; old and antique watches; kintsugi, (golden repair); old china; tea pots; tea cozy’s; old notched writing tables; hooks and eyes; old homes; beautifully crafted wooden floors; restored things; things that bear the mark of time, the voice of history.

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