Make Use: Celebrating West Coast Craftsmanship

JOIN, a Seattle-based community of designers and makers, teamed up with Rejuvenation to highlight the artisan craftsmanship and beauty of West Coast makers. Make Use, which recently made its debut at ICFF 2017, is a collection of objects for the home from 14 different, West Coast-based studios.

Mailbox by Alice Tacheny

The curated collection celebrates the perfect combination of beautiful form with straightforward function. Each piece brings together materiality and process in a symbiotic way, encouraging experimentation from different makers in the independent design community. The collection was curated by Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent of fruitsuper and Melanie Abrantes of Melanie Abrantes Designs.

Ina Box by BACD Studio

Patchwork Pillows by Cotton & Flax

Totem Candles by Fleet Objects

Tray by Fin

Brushes by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Globe Pendants by Folk

Wedge Weight by fruitsuper

Photography: Charlie Schuck

After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at