The Hip-Pop SIGNBOARD CARVER • Craftsman hows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Master Lee is a wood carver. He creates Chinese signboards and modern art by mixing old traditions with modern methods.   “My name is Lee Chee Cheng. I’m…

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RUBBISH • Small Business Recycling Center • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

“My name is Mrs. Lian. I do recycling. Newspaper and plastic.” “When the people come, I go and weigh. After I weigh, I pay the money.” “They’ll come….

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BRICKS • Traditional Building Methods • Qom • IRAN

Friday, February 27, 2015

Right outside of Qom, Iran, there are a number of brick makers. Most are using some modern type of technology but there are many who still make bricks…

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CATCH of the Day • United Fish Auctions • Stellendam • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, January 30, 2015

There are only a small number of fishermen still active in Holland, compared with developing nations. Those that still fish have massive, modern boats and bring in large…

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BLACKSMITHS • Nomadic Metal Toolmakers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

There were a couple of families working as a loose collective on the side of the road on the outskirts of Kannur, India. The womens’ main job, supporting…

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Juliana Canal LOCK • How the Born Lock Works

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Born lock is one of the most critical structures for boats navigating the Juliana Canal (Julianakanaal). It enables ships to bypass an unnavigable section of the river…

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WEED Invaders: Saving India’s Backwaters • Water hyacinths in Kerala

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Kerala backwaters are dying. They’re being taken over by weeds, by an invasive species: water hyacinths. As Dr. Prabhu, from Sanatana Dharma College in Alleppey, explains –…

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Treading Water • URU Craftsmen & the Art of Boat Building

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Uru is a boat still built in Kerala, India, traditionally used for transporting goods. One of the last shipyards is located in Beypore, a village south of…

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