We were incredibly honored to be included in the 35th anniversary issue of ARCADE. We wrote an article on topics that are very near and dear to our hearts; the independent design community, American manufacturing, and creating objects with meaning. “…we surround ourselves with objects that become heirlooms for the next generation—objects with stories and meaning. And as makers, these are the objects we want to create.” In Anecdotal Objects: How Stories Give Meaning to the Things We Make we discuss our path, our values, our passion for making with meaning and why we opened Join Shop and Join Shop Foundry.

Full article (originally published in Issue 35.2, October 2017) can be read here.

*Founded in 1981, ARCADE is a Pacific Northwest-focused publication dedicated to sharing ideas about design, culture, and the built environment.