Travel Time

Travel Time

Published on Friday, June 21, 2019. This article appears in the June/July 2019 issue of American Craft Magazine.
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Case for Making supplies

Case for Making supplies

Rachelle Derouin

Since 2014, Alexis Joseph and Lana Porcello have been handmixing watercolors. Case for Making, their hip shop with two San Francisco locations, also sells supplies for artists on the go, such as the Special Watercolor Pack. Tucked within a waxed canvas bag, the handy canteen travel palette, brush, linen notebook, and letterpress watercolor postcards help make the world your studio. 

San Franciscan Audrey Jung, who makes wool felt bags under the name AudreyModern, calls the material addicting. You may find you can’t do without it either, in the form of her durable carryalls. Her Sunset satchel is large enough to hold wardrobe essentials, and chic enough to sling over your shoulder on a stroll. 

Eco-conscious wanderers will appreciate SaidoniaEco’s zerowaste reusable cutlery sets. Lily Totseva, who runs the Tampa, Florida, one-woman shop, uses responsibly sourced materials for her kits, which include a bamboo fork, spoon, knife, and chopsticks, a reusable straw, a mini brush to clean it with, and a fabric case for transporting the lot. Caring for the planet never looked so good. 

If your travels take you to water’s edge, Detroit company Shinola’s Lake Michigan Monster Automatic 43mm watch will help you keep time while exploring its depths. Built in-house and engineered to keep ticking 1,000 feet below the surface, the stylish timepiece leaves divers with no excuse for tardiness.