On fatherhood: Maker dads

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At BRIKA, we’re promoting Father’s Day as a celebration of the guys who set the bar high – and who better to fit this bill than our triple threat Makers; the artisans, entrepreneurs and fathers at once? We asked a few of our Maker dads about how fatherhood has influenced their creativity, what being a dad means to them and which BRIKA item they’re coveting this Father’s Day. Thomas Geissmann, TSHU, on the most important lesson he’s taught his son: ThomasGeissmann Thomas and Olivier, 3 Fatherhood in three words: love, learning and a “little bit” of pride. How has being a dad influenced your creative process? My core focus has shifted from being rather individual, to more collective. Paternity has increased my patience, and my goals are less focused on the present time. Of course, this has also had a tremendous impact on my leadership style. Which BRIKA item would you like to receive on Father's Day? Large waxed canvas tote, Peg & Awl, $280 ad9748403add3835b7870c5dd2afca4d   Joshua Title, Cate and Levi, on how being a dad has influenced his creative process: JoshuaTitle Joshua, Levi, 8 and Harry, 5 Fatherhood in three words: Love, patience and hope (for a better world). I hope my sons remember me having taught them to: Stand out. Which BRIKA item would you like to receive on Father's Day? Papa bear t-shirt, The Oyster’s Pearl, $32 Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 11.37.00 AM   Timothy Sanders, Charley Chartwellon how being a dad has influenced his creative process: TimothySanders Timothy, Aurelia and daughter, 3 Fatherhood in three words: Challenging and wondrous. I hope my daughter remembers me having taught her: The capacity to invent one’s own idea of what is most meaningful in life, love, work, community and purpose. Being a dad has influenced my creative process because: There is more generosity in my creativity, and a desire to help other people lighten their days. Which BRIKA item would you like to receive on Father’s Day? Blue Baxter Phone Dock & Storage, Most Modest, $55 71309aacd00031fa6b6f6f0403c98e76 Brad Weckesser, The Oyster’s Pearl, on fatherhood in three words: BradWeckesser Brad and his son, Amos, almost a year old The one lesson/skill I hope my son remembers me having taught him is: Be slow to speak. How has being a dad influenced your creative process? Now that we have a baby, we’ve been inspired to create products for little ones that we are proud to use ourselves — so he’s helped to shape the direction that our business has gone. Which BRIKA item would you like to receive on Father’s Day? Deadstock lambswool hopsacking necktie, General Knot, $108


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