craftsmen

Willy Lastra Glass Blowing Studio in Buenos Aires by john cheng

Check out this great video of Willy Lastra's glass blowing studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Get a closer look into his studio as well as why he decided to open up this studio.

Un perfil sobre Willy Lastra, soplador de vidrio artesanal, en su taller de Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Música: Mientras tanto Narcotango de su disco Cuenco -- A profile on Argentine glassblower Willy Lastra and his workshop in Berazategui, Buenos Aires. Music: Mientas tanto by Narcotango from their album Cuenco

Watch How a Beretta Shotgun Gets Made by john cheng

Watch the precision behind how a Baretta Shotgun gets made. Almost as good as watching a swordsmith at his craft, but still amazing none the less.

Human Technology is an artistic short movie celebrating the uniqueness and the distinction of every Beretta premium gun. This movie by Ancarani Studio, under the creative direction of Paola Manfrin, reveals through the minutia of the manufacturing process, the genesis of a luxury Beretta shotgun.

Karakuri Puppets by john cheng

Amazing Karakuri puppets by Hideki Higashino, one of the few remaining craftsmen who still practice this art form and keep it alive. Watch as Higashino carefully sculpts these puppets as well as discuss what it is about Karakuri that fascinates him and why he does what he does.

Bison Made: Hand Crafted in U.S.A by john cheng

It might just be me, but I'm noticing a trend among my generation and on, that we are desiring more and more for products with quality craftsmanship that will last us through the generations. We are revisiting the old ways of taking pride in our craft and making a product out of care and attention to detail rather than mass producing our wares. To us, it's not about the money,its about the process and experience. If money comes along with that equation, that's cool too.

Bison Made has definitely hit the mark on this note for me. I couldn't care less about brand names. Give me a product that has passed through the hands of experienced craftsmen who takes pride in what they do.