More durable than the planes of my youth, Tait Design Co.’s “Turbo Flyers” can soar up to 50 feet without losing so much as a wingtip. The balsa wood pieces, including a 12” wing span, are fabricated at TechShop Detroit. Once they arrive at Tait’s Michigan headquarters, Matthew Tait hand-prints them in “Classic Black,” “Fire Red,” “Emerald Green,” or “Peacock Blue” ink. He secures the pieces in a cardboard wallet that Velcros shut, allowing for plane assembling on-the-go. Although the planes are currently sold out, you can take a look and enter your email to stay in the loop about when the next planes come flying in.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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