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From iTunes to Hand-Carved Spoons with Windy Chien

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 15, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Jessica Marshall last modified Oct 14, 2015

"I got to SF before the techies," says rising crafts star Windy Chien. "It was freaks, bohemians, and artists; you could do anything and it was a valid life." Windy is a case in point. Now a full-time master spoon carver living in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district, she has been a punk rocker, a filmmaker, a record shop owner, and an Apple executive who helped create iTunes. "The whole time I was at Apple, I knew it was temporary," she says. "I will always be a punk rocker at heart." Her work combines the sensual with the pragmatic, updating classic genres: wooden spoons, but also macramé and jewelry. Each piece is slyly funny as well as beautiful, something both Steve Jobs and Jello Biafra would love. To see more, go to Windy Chien . Above: Windy's walnut Small Corner Everything Spoons are $92 each. Above: Windy with a bouquet of her hand-carved spoons. Above: The Modern Macramé Light , made from natural white cotton rope, is $180. Above: A set of four Bad Ass Brass Knuckles , designed to be worn every day, everywhere, is $160. See all our favorite Kitchenware products here .  More Stories from Remodelista 10 Easy Pieces: Wine Refrigerators Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents Steal This Look: Hotel Covell's Glamorous Kitchenette






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