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Shwood: Scrap Surf

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Shwood founder Eric Singer teams up with friends to craft a unique surfboard from reclaimed wood

Portland-based wooden eyewear company Shwood furthers its "Experiment" video series [previously] with this new clip that has something for everyone, from green design heads and surf shredders to crafty types and girls who like cool dudes. "Scrap Surf" features Shwood founder Eric Singer teaming up with his friends to create a wooden surfboard using reclaimed wood found on the......read more

What is the Plastiki?

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Oh, nothing major, just a 60 FOOT CATAMARAN made from reclaimed plastic bottles.

Eco-adventurer David de Rothschild readies reclaimed plastic sailboat for first sail across the Pacific Ocean. Lots more Plastiki vids on their Youtube page. ...read more

Ana Kras: Shy Gestures

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The talented designer of woven objects reveals the origins of her inspiration

The latest episode of the excellent Avant/Garde Diaries features Serbia-born, New York-based designer Ana Kraš, who has earned a devoted following for her woven 'Bonbon' lanterns, which are as fun and playful as they are lovingly crafted. "Kraš's approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production," the description goes.......read more

Jory Brigham Design

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Artist collective the Cana Family profiles one of our favorite California furniture designers

Based in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA, Jory Brigham designs and manufactures handcrafted furniture with a focus on timeless aesthetics and sustainable materials. From his Googie-inspired Retro collection to Zen-like seating that merges materials, Brigham's work has the design world salivating. In this beautifully rendered video from the Cana Family, we learn about Brigham's family roots in......read more

Sebastian Cox Furniture

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Young UK furniture designer shares thoughts on his passion for craft--and sustainability

Sebastian Cox is a young, independent furniture designer from Lincolnshire, UK who works with coppiced hazelwood and other hardwoods that grow in abundance around his home. In this video we get a look at his design and manufacturing process--from harvesting wood with an axe to crafting pieces in his studio--which is innately connected to his interest in sustainability. What really stands out in......read more

108 Years of Herman Miller

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How a furniture-making legend was made, in 108 seconds

You can't talk about mid-century modern furniture without discussing Herman Miller, the Michigan-based manufacturer of some of the era's most iconic pieces. But the company's history runs deeper than the mid-20th century. 108 years deep, to be exact. To commemorate the anniversary, Dutch agency Part of a Bigger Plan created this animation that packs 108 years of design history into 108 seconds.......read more

Studio Swine: Can City

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Duo creates a collection of aluminum furniture from Sao Paulo street materials

Studio Swine, the cross-disciplinary design duo made up of Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, has released a video to document its Can City project. While in Sao Paulo, the pair built a mobile foundry that smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil as fuel. With the ability to make both moulds and finished pieces on-site, Can City turns the street into a local factory. In Sao Paulo, over......read more

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

They Might Be Giants "Electric Car"

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Brooklyn sustainable furniture company launches new line crafted from an iconic material — reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk.

Animal friends going for a ride in a green vehicle is never a bad thing, in our opinion. Brooklyn's Tiny Inventions delivers the goods with a fun and fantastic multimedia interpretation of They Might Be Giants' "Electric Car". ...read more

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

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Inventive furniture pieces crafted from highly sustainable material.

Epic stop-motion animation in pen and crayon, created by 17-year-old Jamie Bell, sums up the history of the universe as we know it....read more

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