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Ahead of the Curve

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By Calvin Berry With its groundbreaking and uniquely structural approach to Italian leather bags, The Common Knowledge has been at the forefront of design in its field, leading the way into innovative new ways of
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14 years, 14 things I’ve learned: A letter from our Co-Founder

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Poketo in the LA Times, 2010.

By Ted Vadakan When we started Poketo in 2003, it wasn’t meant to be a business. We just wanted to get our friends together, have an art show, and make something awesome. That “something awesome”
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Light Inspiration


By Calvin Berry Photography by Emily McDonald Toward the end of the year, the days get a little chillier and the nights get longer. The light that fills summer days loses its ubiquity and begins
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Tackling the Creative Schedule

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By Calvin Berry Photography by Kat Westerman One of the hardest things about being a professional creative is managing your schedule. You have to set and meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects at once and structure
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Drafting The Next Page

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By Calvin Berry Even in sunny Southern California, where seasonal shifts are famously subtle, the yearly transition from summer to fall comes with a clear change in mood. As we enter into the second half
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Maslo Makes It Personal


By Calvin Berry Since 2003, Maslo Jewelry-founder Nicole Maslowski has been committed to creating uniquely gorgeous statement jewelry. With an eye for classic, minimalist design, she crafts each piece by hand, a model for the
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By Calvin Berry Art is inherently inclusive and democratic. Historically, it’s been a way that people of all backgrounds can express themselves and be heard, contributing their voice to the larger discussion. In the same
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Eva Goicochea’s Guide to Stockholm


By Angie Myung Eva Goicochea is a digital content creator, web designer, and brand strategist based in New York. She’s also the co-founder of Tinker Watches and Maude. Eva has even taught Brand and Marketing
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Wide Open Doors

Los Angeles

By Calvin Berry   Not everyone has always been let in. Over the course of our nation’s history, there have long been thresholds banned for crossing, entrances blocked by hate and doors closed to the
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