Grace Bonney (DI Y Design column) is a foodie trapped in the body of a design addict. She
lives in Brooklyn, N. Y., with her fiancé, and has been running her blog Design*Sponge since
2004. She’s a hopeless reality TV fan, the doting mom of two finicky cats (Ms. Jackson and
Turk), and a Southerner who’s still trying to find the genteel side of her city of residence.
Her newest project involves working with local artists and craftsmen to remodel the home
of a Brooklyn family in need.
Cody Pickens (Meinolf profile, Woven Vest project, Play, and cover) is a San Francisco-
based portrait photographer. When not on assignment, he enjoys riding his bike, playing
tennis, and listening to any album on the Plastic City label. Recent inspirations include
Julian Schnabel’s cinematic masterpiece, the anticipation of whatever Ricky Gervais is
working on, and Leipheimer going for yellow in the Tour de France. Cody resides in San
Francisco with his girlfriend, Nancy, and their two feline companions.
Meara O’Reilly (CRAFT intern) has tested the fields of psychoacoustics, sound installation,
pop music, and piano tuning, and has a growing interest in conductive textiles, heirloom
technology, sustainable housing, and children’s science education. When not on tour with
a homemade gamelan instrument made out of forks and horsehair, she works at CRAF T
making projects and keeping an eye on our crafted archive.
When he’s not trying to figure out how looms work for CRAF T, or collecting and selling
vintage posters (see his collection at jetsetposters.com), illustrator Nik Schulz (Weaving
Basics and Weaving Resources) has a penchant for exploring and — truth be told — a
fascination with Bigfoot. Over a recent dinner with friends, he outlined the case for the
creature’s existence; they all smiled and thought he was nuts. He also enjoys bocce ball, an
interest that he finds raises fewer eyebrows.
Sarah Gee and Lindsay Brown (Vintage Scarf Bedcover) are designers living and
working in Vancouver, B.C.’s Downtown Eastside, together forming Ouno Design. A school-
yard separates their studios, so they can just yell ideas across. Sarah and Lindsay prefer
the textures of older materials, and they like modernist graphics by past masters such as
Peter Perritt and Vera Neumann. They source vintage materials from anyplace they can:
thrift stores, the rag warehouse, trunks in attics. Vanguards for the lounging lifestyle, they’re
excited about reintroducing floor pillows to the world.
Writer and artist Annie Buckley (Art vs. Craft feature) is lucky because her job is really
fun: she spends most of her time looking at, making, or writing about art. Annie writes
children’s books, practices yoga, and recently finished a series of large photo collages of
women turning into trees. She shares a home studio/office in Hollywood with her husband,
Dane (his side is full of wires and circuits, hers has piles of papers and pictures), and their
cats, Rex and Ricky.
Basically, Mark Montano (Faux Stained Glass project) is a craftaholic who likes to glue
things together while hanging out in his underwear. He absolutely refuses to do anything
unless it’s fun; it’s his number-one rule in life. Mark just started writing his next book,
Craftastic Home, which is “like Willy Wonka works at Michaels craft store instead of at
a chocolate factory.” He lives in New York and works in Los Angeles. Recently fascinated