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Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2015

10. A Hanging Felt Cradle Inspired by the Womb<br>Inspired by a baby’s experience in the womb, this modern cradle is suspended and reacts gently to every …


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 …

Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts

Since the dawn of civilization, people have sought refuge from it. For many, time in nature can bring clarity and perspective to life, and it's the off-the-beaten-track dwellings that provide this respite from society. With around-the-clock connectivity via smartphones and urbanization at an …


8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Lathe Tools

DIY: Lighted Pipe Shelving

<i>Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with</i> …

Typography inspiration | #1069

More great type related designs headed your way. 25 really cool designs using <b>typography</b>, <b>lettering</b> and/or <b>calligraphy</b>. If you want to submit pieces to …


Inspirational quotes | #1035

Looking at From up North’s stats it pretty clear that the most popular posts ever published on the blog are the ones with famous and <b>inspirational</b> …


Desktop Wallpaper: May 2014

He chose this particular quote because “it’s about not being afraid to create a new path for yourself if you discover the one you’re on is no longer …

iPhone 5

A Journal to Capture Memories of Your Favorites Spaces

As humans, we visit thousands of places and spaces in our lifetime and sometimes it’s nice to remember them – whether it’s for the memories that that …



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Typography inspiration | #816

In <b>From up North’s</b> typography posts we present our latest findings of stunning designs primarily made with words and letters.<p>Lettering by Carl Fredrik …

Typography inspiration | #821

In From up North’s typography art posts we focus on magnificent <b>typography design</b> primarily made with words and letters. The pieces can contain …




Beautiful Knives Made of Wood, Blade and All

Last week, we posted a set of wooden knives and posed the age-old question, "Yea or Nay?" (I, for one, was curious as to how FDRL bonded the metal …


The Story of How Ron Paulk Discovered He Had Inadvertently Created a Product Design Hit

As industrial designers, a lot of us dream of having product design hits, where we design something so popular that those royalty checks start piling …

Product Design

Suzuki GS550 by Stray Dog Moto

New Zealand has a remarkably strong motorcycle culture, as befits an island blessed with wonderful country roads and a strong do-it-yourself nature. But the focus is usually on classic rather than custom motorcycles: you’ll see a lot of old British iron at moto events, but few ‘modern’ customs.<p>So …


Kawasaki W800 x Wrenchmonkees

You can find a passion for motorcycles in the unlikeliest of locations—even on a small island in SE Asia still reeling from decades of civil war. That’s where the owner of this bike lives, a man who wanted a low-key custom capable of tackling rough roads.<p>It’s one of the more unusual commissions to …


Triumph x Mule Motorcycles

Triumph’s new Bonneville is fast becoming a go-to choice for custom-bike builders who want to start with a reliable current machine, rather than scour junkyards for clanky old donors. The resurrected retrobike has been around long enough now: used examples are affordable, the simple air/oil-cooled …

License Plates

Kawasaki W650 by Max Power

It’s a while since we’ve featured a Kawasaki W650. So it was a pleasure to receive details of this beautifully proportioned build from Bertrand Bussillet, editor of the French magazine Cafe Racer.<p>The W650 belongs to a Parisian actor, David. He’s a long-time fan of custom motorcycles; the first bike …