i've been reading more about the history of craft in america (very very very interesting!!!) and came across the shakers. known for their piety, hard work, communal living, and simple life. they were also famed for their ladder-backed chairs, incredible skill in furniture-making and their simple, humble design aesthetic. here are some fantastic shaker images and designs, not including furniture! it's incredible to see what one can make with limited resources and unlimited dedication. i gotta get some of those amazing buckets!
iron tong lighter, pie lifter, dustpan, tin scoop, dough scraper and ladle
images via artcom.com, shaker museum and library, new york public library, treadway gallery, library of congress