Inspired by the self-healing process of trees Manufract has created a new and unique furniture line. If a tree gets injured, it will naturally release resin to close the wound. The natural concept of wound healing is used for the manufacturing process of these products. Broken pieces of wood are form filled with an eco-resin to get the full, final shape. Each piece is carefully selected from broken hardwood stock. It is then manually crafted and hand polished.Read More
Meet the science nerds in Georgia who re-forge abandoned scrap metal into blades with a multi-year waiting list. For more on their process click here:Read More
In collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s forest conservation organization More Trees, architect Kengo Kuma has designed a set of triangular-shaped modular pieces. Called Tsumiki, a name that means ‘wooden blocks’ in Japanese, the individual components can be stacked and assembled in a variety of ways, allowing the user to create original sculptures.
Tsumiki will soon be available to buy in Japan.Read More
Cardboard Chaos is at it again! This episode they are working with the Fender Custom Shop to see if paper has the ability to handle the look, feel and sound of one of the world’s most recognizable guitars, the Fender Stratocaster. Anything in cardboard can look good, but will it sound good? It’s a tall order and with roughly 250 lbs of torque put on the neck of a guitar from the strings there are some obvious challenges at hand.Read More
Visually understated, purely graphic, sharply geometric, the WALD HI-LO Lamp is the development and refinement on the original WALD Plug Lamp. With improved functionality and unified materials the HI-LO is fully dimmable and makes a impression in any space.Read More
A how-to video showing some hexagon shaped coasters that snap together using magnets.Read More
In the thousands of years since, craftspeople have developed an almost absurd variety of joints, some of which you learned in the shop at school, some of which you've never heard of, and that one that you can always see in your head but have forgotten the name of. To help you remember for the next time you're building something out of wood, or to give you some alternatives for any current designs you're working on, here are some visual guides:Read More
Eco-friendly due to its up-cycled method of materiality, The ‘Grably’ is designed with longer, thicker teeth with increased spacing between them. The No.15 allows you to tackle your long, thick, curly beard with ease.Read More
The KÉK, contemporary architecture center of Hungary, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. In celebration, KÉK has collaborated with Hungarian designer Kissmiklos to create ‘C10′ — a craft beer for architects.
‘C10′ is an India Pale Ale style brew, and its name is derived from two ideas: celebrating the 10th, and in homage to ‘C10′ concrete. The label is composed of three technical drawings of structures in Budapest, and its color scheme refers to the word KÉK, which aside from being the center’s acronym, means blue in Hungarian.Read More
Designers Luka Or and Keren Tomer asked their 3rd-year industrial design students at the HIT university in Israel, to re-think the idea of a pencil, giving it a new sense and purpose. Student Evgeny Barkov took inspiration from prehistoric carving tools to create these wood and polymer pencils. The top side can be used to carve into surfaces.Read More