While it may be kind of hard to believe, it’s spring. It’s time to maybe put away heavy winter clothing and opt for something bright and cheery. If you are young enough and small enough, you may want to represent Milwaukee Style by sporting a Florence Eiseman. Since 1945 Florence Eiseman, a Milwaukee based children’s […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
If you are ever lucky enough to watch a Metalsmith do their work with molten metal, it may look like a one-sided dangerous endeavor. According to Artist, Joseph Pine…that’s not necessarily the case. Pine is a Metalsmith and he says the process is closer to a loving relationship than a battle. In this archival edition […]
When we find ourselves in tough financial times, the tendency may be to beat ourselves up over perceived frivolous expenditures. We may find fault in our inability to follow sage advice when it comes to saving every dime that crosses our palms. But what if spending money on something that makes you happy was the […]
Do you long for the days when all you had to do was run around and play? What if I told you that playtime for children isn’t always about fun? Meredith A. Bak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden. She is the author of Playful Visions: Optical Toys […]
She is rusty. Her spokes are melted and her gas tank is peppered with holes. Not the typical description of a motorcycle found in Milwaukee’s Harley Davidson Museum. However, this 2004 Harley Night Train is not your typical bike. In 2011 an earthquake and tsunami caused catastrophic damage to the Northeastern coast of Japan and […]
If you are a lover of live music, and you live in Madison, chances are you’ve come across local musician Lisa Marine. If you have, consider yourself very lucky. If you haven’t…please consider this edition of Radio Chipstone your official introduction. Marine moved to Madison in the late eighties and found herself at one of […]