A couple of weeks ago, our Material Culture contributor Gianofer Fields asked us a unique question: What single tool would you use to help you get through a normal day? Chances are, for most of us, we couldn’t imagine being limited to just one item.
During the course of a day, most of us use more than one tool to get what we need to get done…done. But what if you had to finish a normal day's work - with just one tool?
History is full of stories in which people are repressed – kept from expressing themselves freely.
We don’t often give a lot of thought to our clothes or where they come from.
Technological advances have meant the tools of many trades are transient - evolving from year to year.