With a respect towards local ingredients and small-batch production, artisanal ice cream shops around the country are thriving. Artist Erika Iris Simmons also has a respect for her materials; she began experimenting with the ribbon from cassette tapes to create her portraits. Matthew Leveron, looks to a room’s architecture to guide his design sense. He credits the success of his rooms to an eye for editing to perfection. An appreciation for true craft—whether it be food, art, or design—keeps small shops and artists inspired to follow their visions.