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5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

5 Architects Who Turned to Selling Products, Not Architecture

<i>This article was originally published by Archipreneur as "Turning Ideas into Products: 5 Architects who Successfully Sell their Designs."</i><p>The …

Furniture Disruptors: 5 Fast-and-Easy Flatpack Sofas

The single most daunting piece of furniture in the house is, if you ask us, the sofa. First you have to find The One and commit to it. Then there’s …

Geeking Out Over Daniel Moyer's "Workshop Tables"

...the ones that customers don't see<p>As a teen I waited tables, and free "server's meals" were provided after each shift. These were dowdy, …

Woodworking

Marmol Radziner Rolls With a Warm Wood Interior Inside KazuNori

Los Angeles architecture and construction firm Marmol Radziner are renowned for sophisticated residential architecture and custom furniture, most …

The bespoke furniture makers plying their trade

Functional plywood takes new shape in the hands of two ‘masters of detail’. Eva Wiseman meets them<p>RIP the shiny fitted kitchen. Goodbye wonky cupboard doors, farewell dodgy chrome fittings. Uncommon Projects is a design company that is changing what we expect from a kitchen – with …

Mary Ratcliffe is making a living as an artisan – to the surprised delight of dad

When Toronto-based furniture designer Mary Ratcliffe graduated from OCAD University in 2011, her father asked her the natural question: What are you going to do now? She replied that she wanted to make things, in her own studio, with a few employees. Her father, Walter, a retired investment banker, …

Why Architects Design Chairs

Working at a small scale has some surprising benefits.<p>Eero Saarinen, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Thomas Heatherwick, Walter Gropius, Shigeru Ban, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry: If it seems like every architect of note has also designed a chair, it’s because that’s pretty much true. Why? In her new book</i> …

This Milan-Based Duo Just Might Change the Way You Look at Hotels

The travel and design world is taking note of Dimore Studios.<p>If this is the first you’re hearing of Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, who make up the …

Harvard Publishes Massive, Free Bauhaus Archive Online!

Did you know Marcel Breuer once designed dorm furniture?!?<p>When the Nazis took power in the 1930s, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius wisely, and …

Bauhaus

Learn The Difference Between The Free Hand Drawing and Computer Drawing

Sketches and drawings are the bones of any architectural design; they are not simple end products of this process. For a young budding architect, one …

Making waves: 80 years of Alvar Aalto's pioneering wood bending technique

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Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

How to Nail a Midcentury Scandinavian Style – Inspirations

Fourth-generation craftsman Jory Brigham picks up his family’s trade and takes an unexpected directions to an <i>Midcentury Scandinavian Style</i> …

Table Tennis

The Anatomy of Style: Figure Drawing Techniques

Few art of anatomy books boast quite as much awe-inspiring style and originality as this one from fantasy artist and teacher Patrick J Jones.<p>Using …

What Can We Learn from 5 Centuries of Unfinished Art?

The Met Breuer’s inaugural show, 'Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible,' lays bare the artistic process.<p>For its inaugural show, The Met Breuer reflects upon broad philosophical questions that have consumed artists for centuries: When is a work of art really “finished?” Beyond that, does it even need …

Printtable: the large-format 3D printer made from two IKEA tables, yours for under $395

Jul 5, 2016 | By Benedict<p>Mechanic and 3D printing enthusiast Wayne Mason-Drust has hacked two IKEA Lack tables to make a custom-build, large-format …

Drawing on the Road: The Story of a Young Le Corbusier's Travels Through Europe

Voyage Le Corbusier<i>, by Jacob Brillhart,</i> <i>collects for the first time a compendium of sketchbook drawings and watercolors of Charles-Edouard</i> …