22 Sep
Certain to give any luxury cyclist a woody

French designer Paul Guerin and woodworker Till Breitfuss of Keim have united because they like to give bikes wood. Their first model, the Arvak, has a carefully tested hollow monocoque frame made from 24 layers of laminate ash wood, and an $11,000 price tag to match. The Arvak bike is custom shaped and comes with all the desired […]


19 Feb
Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura's unique carrier

Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura has created a Wooden Tote Shou Bag completely constructed of wood. Soft and durable wooden sheets were infused with resin then modeled into a bag, crafted with interior pockets fit for a smartphone and wallet. The infused resin makes the bag scratch resistant as well as pretty damn waterproof, making the Wooden […]


9 Jan
Jeff Skierka Designs' high-fidelity tape deck tabletop

Remember the long lost art of the mixtape?  The cassette tape ushered in the era of portable playable music that could not only coax any emotion from your intended listener, but could also be right there existing in the heat of the moment. On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the now retro audio […]


22 Nov
Bourne & O'Neill's luxury wooden cigar box

Sure you could stick your cigars in a regular humidor, but when you’re chomping away on $100 Macanudos do you really want to be pulling your Cuban cigars out of a common box? No, you want one that looks exactly like a treasure chest, fully constructed with polished oak and Victorian era silver wraparound belt […]


23 Sep
Jan Gunneweg creates bike made from all wood, tires not included

From glasses to tables, desks to benches, Jan Gunneweg has made a career out of working with wood — the Dutch industrial designer has become known for his re-creations of everyday items using fine lumber. His newest wonder is a wooden bike unlike any before — on par with Polish designer Stanislaw Ploski’s Bonobo Plywood Bike. […]


19 Sep
A beech, ash, oak or maple constructed cruiser

The business of making bicycles is booming these days. From the classic roadsters to the lightweight commuter friendly (yet highly overpriced), more and more companies are entering the industry with beautiful designs and an array of interesting choices for materials. The latest company in the mix is Flat Frame Systems Ltd, who plan to release their […]


18 Feb
Lüneburg Black Forge one piece blade

While it’s always nice to have a some fine J.A. Henckels, Kasumi or Wusthof knives to lay down the slicing law in your kitchen, there’s a lot to be said about the brute beauty of a hand-forged, one piece blade like the one above. In today’s cooking, there are a thousand knives designed for a […]


2 Feb
Even more wood from the innovative Belgian designer

It seems Martin Margiela has an obsession with wood for 2011, and thinking way outside the box with the material. On Monday we shared with you the Belgian designer’s Wood Effect Shoes, and today comes the Wooden Wallet. Whereas the shoes were simply an applied effect on real napa leather, however, this wallet is actually […]

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