When does a screaming, crying customer spell success? When that customer is a child who doesn’t want to leave artist Aaron Nuland’s wonderful world of eco-friendly, handcrafted wooden toys. Aaron’s wife and business partner, Erin Nuland, says parents have a hard time leaving, too: “They often say our toys remind them of those they had when they were children.
G3 Studios’ signature items are pepper mills and salt grinders, with adjustable grinding mechanisms and epoxied finishes. From boldly designed pepper mills and salt grinders to elegant vessels, cutting boards, bottle stoppers and more, woodworker Gregg Palm marries exceptional craftsmanship with perfect functionality. “My passion is to transform everyday objects into prized pieces,” he says.…
Jay Whyte’s life changed when he bought a TV in 1996. Without extra money to buy a stand, he decided to gather up a few power tools and spend $100 on raw materials. When he was finished, the stand he’d built exceeded his expectations. It was “nothing short of exhilarating. I knew right then that I was going to make sawdust from that point on,” he explains.
In the colorful fantasy world of Helen Heins Peterson, dragonfly men ride on the backs of fishes, checkerboard cats roll along on wheels, and a knowing sun smiles on all.