The Differences Between a Budweiser and a Craft Brew (In GIFs)

We all sort of have an idea of how it works: craft brew is lovingly hand-coaxed into existence, while commercial brew is rattled around in big, scary machines, right? Well let's see with our own eyes. The good folks at St. Louis Public Radio have done a fun GIF series peeking inside the operations of both… » 7/07/14 1:40pm 7/07/14 1:40pm

Can a Big Brand Vodka Be Cool Enough for Craft Cocktails?

Once upon a time, way back in the 1990s, vodka was pretty much the coolest thing you could order. It was the It drink at clubs and bars, and its magical (dearth of) flavor swept the nation. But, in the last decade, the craft movement has exploded. "Small batch," "hand-made," and "craft" are the new buzzwords for… » 3/07/14 5:00pm 3/07/14 5:00pm

Good Lord, This Pottery Zoetrope Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

Pottery can be described in many ways, but, unless Demi and Patrick are getting sexy at the wheel, mesmerizing is probably not one of them. That is, until you see this perfect little clip commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which shows a lump of clay transform into an earthenware zoetrope. I could stare at this… » 12/20/13 11:20am 12/20/13 11:20am

Spock Ears Make Me Say "Knit Long and Prosper"

This is a momentous day for me (I won't spoil the surprise) and what better way to celebrate momentous days than by knitting a pair of Spock ears for my lugs. If I were going to the New York meet-up you would be able to identify me by these furry little thingies—sod the fact that I would probably collapse from… » 6/27/08 6:40am 6/27/08 6:40am