Why do people choose to surround themselves with handmade objects? The reasons vary, but I believe the underlying reason is that handmade objects reveal something about who we are as individuals. The act of purchasing handmade objects is a conscious decision that represents values that are important to us as individuals, such as an appreciation for craft, community, respect for the environment and support for local economies.
It also says that we value uniqueness, which I see as an extension of our desire to express our own individuality.
Handmade furniture, when created by someone who approaches the process of furniture making with... (more)