A Continuous Lean is a first-wave men’s style blog founded in 2007 by Michael Williams. ACL celebrates the often under-appreciated companies and artisans who make traditional things the old way. Over the course of his career, Michael has become one of the leading advocates for both well-made things and American manufacturing, a focus that led Fast Company to name him one of the 100 most creative people in business.

In 2009, Michael co-founded The Pop Up Flea, a one-weekend at a time marketplace with a carefully selected roster of brands. Over the past five years, tens of thousands of people have passionately followed and showed up to shop Pop Up Flea’s non-traditional shopping events in New York and London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Detroit and Austin.

As a writer, his work has appeared in GQ, Men’s Journal, GOLF, The Motoring Journal, Men’s Health and various other national publications.

Michael Williams currently lives in Los Angeles.