H is for Handmade – The Alphabet Imaginarium

H is for Handmade - The Alphabet Imaginarium by Vera Ciria

Photo by Anna Morago

H is for Handmade, beautiful objects made with passion and love. Knowledge and skill passed down through the years or new generations that feel a drive to learn and create. An attention to detail, an intrinsic exquisiteness. Hours and hours of work, a slow process within our busy life.

In our modern world, where things move so fast, a blur of constant motion, it seems practically a miracle that there are people still welding old techniques and skills to create handcrafted objects. Not only that, new generations are innovating on this knowledge to adapt and transform, adding a new layers of nuance.

A bit more expensive, but please take into account the hours involved and skills required, a handcrafted object is a thing of great beauty. From the ridiculously expensive handbags at Loewe and Hermès to the struggling local artisans you will find at design markets, each product has a team of experts or an individual creative, toiling away.

With H is for Handmade, we want to shout from the rooftops and make sure no one forgets the work of these passionate people. A reverence for a slower way of life, for quality over quantity.

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I’ll be posting each letter here on my blog, two per week. And if you’re just on-board, you can follow along on Facebook and Instagram. If you just want to see the images each week, you can follow The Alphabet Imaginarium directly! Hope you’re enjoying the journey so far.

Check out the rest of the letters in the Alphabet Imaginarium.

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