BRIKA — Behind the Goods

Behind the Goods: Typography and design from Monorail

art Behind the Goods BRIKA's best crafting monorail prints process Q+A typography

In the Pinterest, Tumblr and Ello-saturated World Wide Web, it’s difficult to break through the clutter when it comes to great design and beautiful typography. Daniella Valerio and Sandrine Molnar of Austin-based Monorail, however, have managed to do just that – their line of inspirational and playful prints, shirts and tote bags are works of art that have a universal appeal, making them great gifts (both for yourself and others!). As part of our Behind the Goods series, we asked Daniella and Sandrine to share their tricks of the trade. Where do you find the inspiration for your design?  We’re...

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Behind the Goods: Foe and Dear's arc hook earrings

Behind the Goods BRIKA Makers BRIKA's best crafting creativity Foe and Dear jewelry process Q+A

Katherine Huie of Foe and Dear’s arc hook earrings first caught our eye as gorgeous, expertly crafted pieces of jewelry that are a unique spin on the always-classic hoop earring. Naturally, BRIKA had to reach out to Katherine, who is based in Vancouver, to get the inside scoop on how she makes each earring by hand. As one of many in our community of talented Makers, she shared her creative process secrets with us as part of our Behind the Goods series. Where do you find the inspiration for your design?  Art, architecture, plants and nature, mostly. Anything simple and beautiful. Walk...

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Q+A with Daniel Rotzstain: Exploring Toronto through the city’s libraries

Behind the Goods cool finds Q+A Toronto

How Toronto's architectural history defines a city that is finding its roots on the world stage.

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Behind the Goods: DK Designs' stunning clay flowers

Behind the Goods BRIKA Makers BRIKA's best clay flowers crafting creativity DK Designs process Q+A

You won't believe they aren't real.

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