P&S Site Launched!
14 Jan 2012
Virtue Cider is a Michigan–based craft cider company. Partnering with local family farms to find the highest quality heirloom apples, we produce ciders that combine old world farmhouse styles with modern craft fermentation and aging techniques.
Practice and Space was excited to work with Virtue Cider. Greg Hall’s and Stephen Schmakel’s commitment to craft, ethical practices, high quality product and their beautiful cider house were a perfect fit for the series.
Brian J Wong
Strand Design is a product design studio located in Chicago’s West Loop. In addition to providing design services for clients both big and small, they create beautifully crafted objects from sustainably sourced and locally manufactured materials.
Ted and Sharon Burdett welcomed Practice/Space to talk about their process and values . Their dedication to quality, community and sustainable practices fit perfectly with the series. Learn more at stranddesign.org
The Bird Machine, inc., is a screen print poster workshop, owned and run by Jay Ryan, which is located very close to Chicago.
Jay has been making hand drawn screen printed posters for bands, and the clubs they play at since 1995. Jay is joined at the Bird Machine shop by Michael Lauritano and Jack Ryan. Many thanks to Jay and everyone at the Bird Machine for letting me invade their space.
The mission of The Butcher & Larder is to be Chicago’s first sustainable, all whole animal butcher shop. We custom cut meat from animals that are responsibly raised on small, Midwestern family farms. In addition, we make a variety of sausages, patés and prepared deli items such as ham, bacon and corned beef for retail sale. We offer butchering and charcuterie classes (sausage making, etc.) at the shop, and plan to periodically hold small, casual family-style dinners.