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Gorgeous Topographic Tables Look Like The Earth From Above

Don’t you wish your furniture looked more like the surface of the Earth? No? Well maybe you should, because holy crap — it is beautiful when done well. And designer Greg Klassen does it well.


Hidden LEDs Give This Wood-Faced Watch A Digital Display

Watch faces have been made from some strange and wonderful materials, but can anything beat the natural beauty of wood? The folks at Tokyo Flash don’t think so — they have figured out how make a digital watch display disappear under a wood veneer.


Bosnian Man Carves VW Beetle Entirely Out Of Wood

Briefly: What do you do if you’re a retired VW employee with a bit of spare time on your hands? Spend 18 months hand-carving almost every piece of a Beetle using those hands — that’s 78 weeks of toiling away morning, day and night.


This Table Slides Together Without Screws, Dowels Or Glue

Shigeru Ban has had a big season, what with winning architecture’s highest prize, building disaster housing in the Philippines, and unveiling a huge luxury penthouse. The Japanese architect has many fans, including the designer of this wooden table, who says it was inspired by his low-tech cardboard buildings.


A Gorgeous Wooden Kitchen Scale That Masquerades As A Cutting Board

Successful baking requires strict adherence to a recipe and precise measurements, which is made easier with a scale at your disposal. But if the last thing you want is another ugly appliance cluttering up your kitchen counters, feast your eyes on the lovely GKILO scale (pronounced kilo) which when not in use looks like another wooden cutting board.


Magic Tree Stands Back Upright After Being Chopped Down To The Ground

If reading The Giving Tree as a kid didn’t convince you that trees have feelings, just watch this unbelievable clip of a magical tree rising from the dead. Seriously!


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.


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