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Massdrop Stories offer a closer look at each of our communities. Go behind the scenes on headphone collaborations, learn how mechanical keyboards evolved from typewriters, and get a crash course on leather from a shoe-biz veteran. You’ll find interviews, maker spotlights, meetup recaps, and more from the Massdrop team, industry experts, and members of the community.

How It's Made: Massdrop x HiFiMAN HE-350

It's All About the Leather

About the Auto Community

The Violent Version of Domesticated Craft

Kiibohd 16 Mechanical Keyboard Meetup at Massdrop HQ

Reaching the Summit: A Custom Yo-Yo Collaboration

Shoptalk with Borah Gear's John West

The Birth of the Bexley Imperial Custom Fountain Pen, a Massdrop Exclusive

Eiiti Wada Mechanical Keyboard Community Interview

By Andy Cook

Introducing New Navigation and Communities Pages

What's in a Name? Horween Shell and the Story of #8

I was recently chatting with my friend Phil Kalas, who owns Ashland Leather and runs operations over at Horween.

The Story Behind Infinity: a Community-Designed Keyboard

By Andrew Lekashman
New keyboard layouts pop up on a daily basis in places like Geekhack, Deskthority and /r/MechanicalKeyboards, but these projects rarely ever result in more than a few keyboards actually being constructed.

What Makes a Good Fountain Pen?

By Azizah Asgarali
The typical reaction I get when people see me using a fountain pen is a mixture of disbelief and curiosity.

Bringing Fashion Together

By Kunal Kumar
From the time you were young, till your transition into adulthood, the way you dress has evolved with you, for the better or for worse.

Finding The Perfect (Headphone) Match

By Daniel Liu
Over the past decade, music has become an increasingly accessible commodity.

The Mechanics of It All

By Andrew Lekashman
To understand today's world of mechanical keyboards, we'll have to go back to the beginning — back to when typewriters and typesetting were viewed as radically new concepts.