These incredible fusions of aluminium and wood are the work of Israeli artist Hilla Shamia. The one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture are created by pouring molten aluminum over wooden logs, allowing the liquid metal to seep into every crack.
Drift wood in itself is not so interesting, but taken out of its surroundings and translated to paper using only a brush and black ink, these unique sculptural pieces come to life. This new still life series by Adam Busby at Buzz Studios is so clean and crisp and yet has a depth that is […]
Colorado-based furniture designer David Rasmussen recently turned his attention to making these really cool martini glasses that sport black walnut wood cups instead of the usual glass ones. It’s not just pretty but functional: using wood properly insulates the drink by keeping it cool for a longer time compared to glass. The stem gets a […]
So, is this the best student housing we’ve seen yet? Architect Stéphane Malka took an eco-friendly approach to the Rue Amelot in Paris by affixing reappropriating hinged wooden pallets to the existing building, so these can let natural light filter through when they slide accordingly. We have to admit it all just looks really cool.
No, it’s not the resurrection of Pinocchio. These wooden companions are part of the GISWIL exhibition and a creation of American artist and sculptor, KAWS. The New York-based artist began his career as a graffiti artist and later specialized in limited edition toys and clothing.
Brit designer-artist Anthony Roussel, who usually deals with sculptural works, crafted these amazing contoured and layered bracelets and rings out of birch, cork and maple. These are so beautiful.
France-based Orée’s first product is out, and it’s a beautiful wireless, wooden keyboard carved from a single block of walnut or maple. The laser etchings on it are customizable.
Nottingham-based design hobbyist Thomas Johnson has his own manufacturing facility, and he’s started a Kickstarter appeal to manufacture the Fusion Wallet, which is really a wallet made out of two aluminum plates, held with a rubber hinge, then wrapped in a hardwood covering.
For those of you who are writing enthusiasts, you know the feeling of pure joy that accompanies getting a good quality notebook or writing utensile. And these wood pens from e+m wooden pens are truly the nicest writing utensils I’ve come across.
I think I’m in love. This is the most beautiful cellphone I’ve ever seen. “Home made” meets “cutting edge” in this super cool DIY cellphone project by David Mellis. For the reasonable sum of 150$USD, you can have all the parts to make a custom, laser cut plywood cellphone that is compatible with a standard SIM […]
Taiwanese artist Mary Leu carves socks, towels, bras, undies and schoolbags out of wood. She has also carved vegetables out of wood. Why anyone would go to the extent of recreating the soft fuzz and texture of objects made of fabric like cotton and terry, we can’t imagine why. We’d love to see her carve […]
The Paris-based Elemotions design studio is pretty small, but his 100 percent artisan products tend to activate big emotions. And hence his name. Its ever-evolving table e-Sputnik emerges as a clean crystal surface landing on three wooden legs, all departing from a solid spherical ball. Nothing else, nothing more. Very limited editions of the product have been produced and sold during the last two years, each one of them unique and with slight alterations from the previous one. Actually, Antonio Morales, the architect behind the firm, keeps on evolving its design, now exploring a completely foldable wood version of his most well-known table, which should be ready for Spring 2013.
I start the day with a full, tidy wallet, and end with it empty – it’s possessions scattered throughout my pockets. I have just purchased a new wallet, which eliminates the problem of coins and excess ‘stuff’ due to its simplicity. Slim Timber provide unique, hard wearing wallets out of a single piece of wood. I chose the Walnut grain, and as well as being less likely to cave in whilst in my back pocket, they look more than awesome.
If you ever feel like normal paintings are missing something, Korean artist Seong Tae Jin may have the answer. The scenes that burst with color are actually created by carving out a block of wood and then painting onto it. As you can see, the creations are extremely intricate and would be mindblowing in the flesh. Road trip anyone?