The Week in Craft: December 5, 2018

The Week in Craft: December 5, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
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Katharine Bowen, Octopus, Starfish, and Whale on Couch

Through her shop, Lily and Peabody, Katharine Bowen creates cuddly sea creatures that you can take home.

Courtesy of the artist

Are you holiday shopping for the kiddos in your life? Look no further than these adorable handmade plush animals by Katharine Bowen of Lily and Peabody.

The Minnesota Historical Society recently acquired a collection of materials from Virgil Johnson, a notable local hockey player from the 1930s, including a handmade Christmas decoration known as a Christmas pyramid, which has its roots in German folk tradition.

The New York Times highlights the up-and-coming work of 23-year-old, Chicago-based jeweler and designer Jameel Mohammed, whose jewelry is inspired by the African diaspora.

Artist, designer, and activist Mohammad Sharaf protested the banning of 4,300 books in Kuwait with his project “Cemetery of Banned Books.” The installation was up for four hours before it was removed by Kuwait authorities.

One year after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, more than 100 artists converged to decorate and commemorate its dark history and hopeful future with murals and art that take over a three-quarter mile stretch known as the East Side Gallery. Recently in danger from encroaching property developers, the Berlin Wall Foundation has stepped in to care for and conserve this historic monument.

In France, the yellow hazard vest is the latest piece of fashion to help support and communicate activism and protest.

Designboom compiles its “Top 10 large-scale artworks of 2018.”

Glass maestro, teacher, and ACC Fellow Paul Stankard can add "Distinguished Alumnus" to his heap of big awards.

The holidays are just around the corner, but don’t worry, there’s still time to get something fun, fabulous, and handmade from the ACC pop-up shop on Amazon Handmade.