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Super Clever Stop Motion Animation Uses Wood Like You've Never Seen

Video: Andre Maat had the brilliant idea to play with the shape and consistency of wood in his stop-motion video Woodoo and it warps the naturally stiff material into a living, breathing (and smoking object). The execution is pretty fantastic, each shape fluidly transforms into another. I love it when things do things they’re not supposed to.


This Wooden Table Is Actually Made Of Glass

At first glance, this appears to be a fairly plain old wooden table. Wait, I can you see the leg through the tabletop? That will be because this wooden table is actually made from glass.


The Roof Of This Sloped Library Doubles As An Awesome Slide

Imagine how much easier it would be to get kids excited about going to the library if the library itself doubled as a playground. That’s exactly what’s happened in an earthquake-ravaged village in China’s Yunnan Province. The town’s new library doubles as a community center with a slide on top. And it’s beautiful.


Field Notes' New Notebooks Have Real Wood Covers, And You Can Buy Them In Australia

Field Notes’ new line of notebooks may be mass-produced, but that doesn’t mean they’re all identical. With covers made of thinly sliced American Cherry wood, each Shelterwood edition’s cover is a completely unique natural beauty. And they’ll be sold in Australia… probably.


Why The White House Is Spending Millions To Promote Wood Skyscrapers

The Department of Agriculture doesn’t usually meddle in architecture, but this week at an event at the White House, it announced an unusual project: A $US1 million competition for high-rise buildings built out of wood — and another million that will go to educating architects about it.


Insulating Foam Made From Wood Makes Your Log Cabin Warm And Authentic

Not only is styrofoam great for all your packing needs, it also makes for an incredibly effective and lightweight insulator. It’s just too bad the chemicals and processes needed to make it aren’t as earth-friendly as they could be. So researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have successfully created an alternative made from our most popular renewable resource: wood.


I Want These Gorgeous Wood Panels On My IPhone Right Now

Those two little glass panels on the back of the iPhone 5 are a little silly. They look pretty cool, I guess. But what are you supposed to do if they break? It’s definitely not worth getting a new phone. Well, thanks to a sympathetic designer, you now have a very pretty option: wood.


This Woodworking Robot Used To Build Cars

The auto industry in the US hit a few speed bumps over the past few years, and while many factories have closed, it’s good to see that some workers, like this industrial robot arm, have managed to find work elsewhere. Instead of building sedans, this arm now lathes solid blocks of maple into lovely wooden stools.


These Chairs Have Two Wildly Different Wood Grains In One

From a distance, these chairs look like simple wooden objects. Get up close though, and you’ll struggle to tell quite what they’re made of: expensive oak or cheap OSB laminate board?


Here's Why IKEA Is Discontinuing Everyone's Favourite Shelf

Expedit, we hardly knew ye. IKEA recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. But there’s a really good reason for IKEA to get rid of Expedit. In fact, it’s not really going away at all.