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The Beautiful Process Behind Erik Johansson's Surreal Images

I haven't been writing very much lately, but when Swedish Commercial Photographer Erik Johansson hit me with an email about his recent creation, I …

More "Uncomfortable" Product Designs

Architect Katerina Kamprani takes the p*ss out of industrial designers<p>It's been a few years since architect Katerina Kamprani debuted her …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Suzanne Vanderbilt, GM ‘Damsel’ Turned Pioneering Auto Designer

We take a closer look at the career of one of GM’s original Damsels of Design.<p>Last week, we looked at the story behind GM's famous Damsels of Design, …

The Story Behind GM's Celebrated 'Damsels of Design'

The first prominent all-female design team in American history<p><i>This is the latest installment of our</i> <b>Designing Women</b> <i>series. Previously, we celebrated</i></i> …

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 13: Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Find out why this species is superior to Western Red Cedar<p>Alaskan Yellow Cedar<p><i>Cupressus nootkatensis</i><p>Alaskan Yellow Cedar grows along the Pacific …

Design Problem: How Do You Design a Cutting Board for One-Handed Users?

Here are several takes to help the differently-enabled maintain their independence in the kitchen<p>As an untalented chef, I find accurately chopping …

Furniture Design Reference: Diagrams of 18th Century Furniture Broken Down Into Its Components

Sofas, beds, chairs, wardrobes and more<p>Before the internet, we had encyclopedias. One of the oldest is France's <i>Encyclopédie</i> from the 18th Century, …

Watch Two Guys Build This Gorgeous House From Scratch Using Only Hand Tools

This beautiful, finished home is about as sustainable as you can get. They even made their own insulation<p>We can just about guarantee you've never …

A Chemical-Free Way to Preserve, and Beautify, Wood: Set It on Fire

The Japanese "shou sugi ban" method gives wood a protective finish and can yield stunning aesthetic effects<p>In the Manhattan blocks surrounding us are …

Getting Over the Expedit: A More Compact Way to Store Vinyl LPs

The flatpack, made-in-the-USA Hi Phile Record Cabinet<p>It's been almost two years since Ikea discontinued their famous Expedit, and we know that some …

Anyone Seeking an Unusual Woodworking-Based Apprenticeship?

The key part of that phrase is "-ship"<p>We know what you're thinking: "Oh, another video that starts off with gentle folk music and dolly shots of wood …

Wonderwood: Multifunctional Objects Made Using Marquetry

Marquetry is a decades-old craft that artisans developed where they assembled pieces of veneer to form a decorative pattern. The craftsmen are few …

Design

Editorial - Features - The Mechanics of Stop Motion by Wendy Helfenbaum

Behind the making of Cordell Barker’s <i>If I Was God</i><p>When Winnipeg-based animator Cordell Barker stepped up to the microphone in front of a …

A Beautiful Stop-Motion Film That Presents a Touching Theory As to Why the Sea Is Blue

Filmmaker Vincent Peone has created a beautiful short film that utilizes stop-motion and an underwater soundtrack to bring his vision to life. …

Snowkhana 4 Switches up the Stop-Motion With Live Action (W/Video)

Now with more Focus RS.<p>The holidays are here and Ford Europe has released its fourth installment of Snowkhana, complete with the stop-motion action we’ve come to appreciate. This year, things at the North Pole become a little more realistic.<p>The first installment got us hooked on the stop-motion …

WooBots: Transformer Robots Made Entirely From Wood

Introducing WooBots– a high-quality wood robot collection designed for action-packed fun. Specially crafted to transform into different states in …

Wooden Valet Trays, Part 1: Horizontal

Neats by tray<p>Sadly, this here is not a staged photo. I just looked down and this is what my desk actually looks like right now:<p>That clutter extends …

Wooden Valet Trays, Part 2: Vertical

Can you stand it<p>In the last entry we looked at your standard valet trays, which sit horizontal. But lately on Etsy there's been a rash of designs …

Handmade Wooden Toys Made from Scrap Wood

Designer/maker Daniel Moyer’s main material in his furniture designs is wood and he’s found a clever way to use up those pieces of scrap that he had …

Furniture

Adam Savage's Custom Tool Storage Stands

The Mythbuster explains his "First-order retrievability" design principle and lets it all hang out<p>When <i>Mythbusters</i> runs its final episode next year, …

Woodworking

iPhone Snooze Alarm Clock White

You already use your iPhone as your alarm clock, so give it a chic little home on your nightstand–plus a <b>big, fat, slappable snooze bar!</b> Simply slide your phone into <b>Snooze’s</b> front grooves and wake up to the alarm clock dock you’ve been dreaming of—no more knocking your iPhone to the floor or having …

Articles about 5 pavilions ideal outdoor dining on Dwell.com - Dwell

Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this week that will have you remodeling...<p>These outdoor spaces from the Dwell community are perfect for warm summer nights.<p>With dazzling pendant fixtures, plenty of natural light, and well-designed furniture, …

Sofas With Storage

Providing a place for books and more<p>We've written about the Quinze & Milan's Eastpak sofa before—the "backpack sofa," as some call it. But there are …

Sofa

Steampunk-Themed Bar Hypnotizes Guests with Moving Kinetic Sculptures

The Enigma Cafe and Bar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is the perfect caffeination destination for fans of steampunk. Its unconventional decor includes a variety of visually interesting features such as metal gears, machine parts, and a mysteriously mechanical cyclist dressed in a gas mask. Although …

Ornate Kinetic Sculpture Fluidly Mimics a Hummingbird’s Flight

Artist Derek Hugger utilized over 400 gears, screws, and custom pieces to create <i>Colibri</i>, his latest kinetic sculpture. Taking roughly 700 hours to complete, this wooden work of art gracefully mirrors a hummingbird in motion as it mesmerizes viewers with its enchanting appearance and elegant lines. …

Roundup: 10 Cool, Modern Bookshelves

Most likely, the older we get the more books and knick knacks we acquire, which means, we need somewhere to put them. Bookshelves come in all shapes …

Create Your Own Landscapes with these Building Blocks Made from Offcuts

Horizons was born out of the idea of reuse and waste elimination. Sweden-based Spanish designer Carlos Jiménez started seeing tons of wooden offcuts …

The Ultimate Portable Woodburning Stove

Anevay, a camping product company based in England, started with a humanitarian mission: its woodburning stove was initially deployed to disaster zones. After word got out about how well the product performed, Anevay put the Frontier Stove on the consumer market. Now it’s re-engineered the design …

New Black and White Surrealist Self-Portraits by Noell Oszvald | Colossal

<p>Visual artist Noell Osvald (previously) creates startlingly bold works through simple gestures all performed in black and white. The self-portraits …