Yesterday I received the premier issue of Atlas Quarterly; a magazine focusing on the craft makers and curio collectors of America. Small publications hold a sweet spot in my heart. I hold huge admiration for people who do not see what they are seeking and decide to bring the object and/or thought to fruition themselves. There are some beautiful spreads in this issue; the best ones being above: one spread showing adulation of the wondrous Mast brothers and their dedication to honest work (I previously showed a short film of them here) and one spread of the refined beauty of heath ceramics. Two women in Brooklyn (Laura Palmer and Jenna Yankun) tapped into the growing desire of well made goods, the artisanal work ethic, the nostalgia of a simpler time and brought the idea to Kickstarter for a publication. Many people chipped in to bring this issue to life and I was happy to be one of them.