• San Francisco artist Ben Venom combines a DIY rock ethos with the down-home art of quilts for creations that are truly one of a kind.

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  • Forget what you think you know about dollhouses. Miniature-house designer Megan Hornbecker creates doll-size versions of chic domiciles that are no mere playthings—they're tiny works of art.

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  • Some hairstylists specialize in color. Others focus on conditioning. Alberto Olmedo? He cuts your hair with a samurai sword—and then sets it on fire.

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  • Ruby Ramirez is the only female founding member of the Califas Car Club, and she’s pretty badass. She and the club's members specialize in so-called bomb cars, which are made in the style of autos from 1954 and before. These cars have a distinct torpedo-bomb look that turns the heads of everyone who sees them.

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  • Eric Landon is a potter in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work is precise, technical, and physical. For those reasons, he maintains a physique that allows him to control the clay he works with as much as possible, producing gorgeous results. Learn about his process, hear his story, and watch him create beautiful clay vases, each more unique than the last.

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  • Alfonso Aguirre doesn’t paint with traditional watercolors, yet he is a watercolor painter. Learn how he uses wine to create his masterpieces and follow his journey to become at once a master of wine and the paintbrush.

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  • The art of azulejos began as a way for Portuguese painters to imitate Chinese and Arabic tile work. Though its origins can be traced to the 13th century, azulejo painting boomed in the 1500s, when it emerged in Portuguese and Spanish design. We stepped into the studio with Anabela Cardoso, an azulejo painter who works to preserve the traditional art form and, more important, pass on the skill:

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  • Meet Laura Polke. She’s a 24-year-old artist, and she’s always done things for herself. That’s why she works on the street instead of in a studio. That’s why she chooses T-shirts, bags, and records as her canvases. That’s why she’s happy, even when it's difficult. This is her design life.

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  • Meghan loves to work with her hands. A professional weaver and artist, she celebrates past generations of artisans who valued making things and were masters of their craft. Listen in as she talks about her everyday life, finding inspiration in nature, and bringing comfort into the home.

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  • Artist. Curator. Photographer. Videographer. Journalist. Good Guy Boris assumes all these roles with one mission in mind: sharing graffiti lifestyle with the world. Step into his studio—also known as the streets of Paris—and find out how his work unfolds.

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