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Entries from the ‘Maker Profiles’ Category

American Made: Red & Brown

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Happy New Year’s Eve! If you’re like me, you’ve been indulging in lots of treats during the holidays and, come summer, Red & Brown‘s cocktail cherries are next on my list. Made with fresh New York State cherries, these flavored garnishes taste delicious in your favorite drink, but they also shine on top of milkshakes, ice [...]

Our Finds: Red Hot Roasters

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Always on the search for the perfect cup of coffee, writer Alex Sanidad was excited to hear about Red Hot Roasters, a small-batch, drive-thru coffee shop in Louisville, Kentucky. Alex recently caught up with owner Sondra Powell to learn more about her retro roasting business… How did Red Hot Roasters come to be? I spent a lot [...]

A New Tool for Creative Makers

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We obviously love making, and we’ve found an amazing new app that perfectly fuses digital creation with tangible projects, making it easy –– and fun –– to create business cards, menus, invitations and more. Makr, which just launched last month, is an iPad app that puts beautiful design right at your fingertips –– literally. The [...]

Our Finds: Toasty Time

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In 2007, Orange County girl Hélène Park was missing California and adjusting to a Brooklyn winter when she discovered a hole in one of her hooded sweatshirts. She’d previously joked with pals about stitching gloves directly onto outwear so she wouldn’t lose them, and was hit with a eureka moment as she took the garment [...]

American Made Series: Belle Helmets

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Artist Danielle Baskin, a Chicago native and the proprietor of Belle Helmets, didn’t even wear bike helmets prior to moving to New York City. The NYU grad worked on her first helmet in 2007, and it was the first one she’d ever bought. “I decided to paint a blue sky on it to sort of…camouflage [...]

Join Us at American Made!

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Calling all New Yorkers! Today is the start of Martha Stewart’s second annual American Made Event in New York City and we couldn’t be more excited. Our two-day American Made Market is located in the historic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal. Stop by on your way to or from work, or make a day out of [...]

American Made Series: Pillbug Designs

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About five years ago, Michigan girl Missy Orge observed a flock of birds standing in the snow. “It struck me how cold their legs must get,” she says. “Tiny, bony legs and those fat, little bodies.” When she couldn’t stop thinking about it, Orge hit the sewing machine and produced a pair of green flowered [...]

American Made Series: Hollybeth Organics

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In our search for American Made beauty products, we came across Hollybeth Organics, a charming line of natural, organic and made in the USA face and body care full of southern charm and comfort. We snagged a few minutes of founder Hollybeth Anderson’s time to share her story. Tell us a little about what drove [...]

Meet our 2013 Audience Choice Award Finalists!

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After three weeks of voting, six American Made Audience Choice Award nominees were chosen by our audience. One nominee from each of our six categories –– food, craft, design, style, technology, and garden –– advanced to the final round. One of them will win $10,000 to further their small business. Voting to decide the Grand [...]

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Maker!

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Have you been following the 2013 American Made Audience Choice Awards? We received more than 2,000 nominations and the public has been voting on the most innovative, beautiful products and businesses. This week marks our third and final week of voting to decide which American makers will move to the final round of Grand Prize [...]