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The Hansen Family

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Retro-sustainable Danish furniture design by Gesa Hansen.

Hailing from a long line of architects and carpenters, Gesa Hansen raids the family archives to create her wonderful line of furniture inspired by mid-century modern Scandanavian design. Now based in Paris, Hansen sources sustainable oak from local forests to produce unique and beautiful pieces under The Hansen Family mark. The limited line includes a curvacious coffee table, a desk with colorful......read more

Henrique Oliveira: Tridimensionals

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Stunning installations created from recycled wood

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira gives trashed pieces of wood new life with these sweeping installation works he calls "Tridimensionals". To create the works, Oliveira gathers weathered plywood from streets and construction sites in Sao Paulo, then separates the layers and reconstitutes them as massive mixed media pieces that combine sculpture, painting and architecture. The......read more

Incredible Environmental Art by Jaakko Pernu

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Nordic artist transforms strips of wood into expressive sculptures

Jaakko Pernu is a land artist and sculptor from the subarctic city of Oulu, Finland, a place that's surrounded by Boreal forest. With inspiration from the timber outside, Pernu creates expressive installations from wooden strips. The resulting works, which comment on the give-and-take relationship between humans and nature, are some of the most impressive examples of environmental art......read more

Metaproject 03: Areaware Wooden Toys

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Design students rise to the challenge of creating wooden toys for Areaware

Another year, another edition of Metaproject. The brainchild of designer and Rochester Institute of Technology professor Josh Owen, the annual student challenge lands hopeful industrial designers an actual project with a real client. For Metaproject 03, the client in question was Areaware, the NYC-based producer of everyday objects which we've featured prominently in our Shop. The brief? Create......read more

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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Cornell University's bird lab is offering big bucks as reward for sighting of ultra-rare-if-not-extinct ghostbird, last seen in 1964.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a reward of $50,000 to the person who finds them an ivory-billed woodpecker. Officially listed as critically endangered, the ‘pecker hasn’t been seen for certain since 1964. ...read more

Rabbit Island

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Untouched island on Lake Superior to become remote artist residency

Rabbit Island is a 90 acre forested island on Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Last year, Rob Gorski and Andrew Ranville bought it off of Craigslist (!). Their goal: To build an Artist Residency where the only distractions are lapping waves and open sky. To that end the pair ran a Kickstarter to fund the project. With some quality gear from......read more

Scrap Wood Strips Recycled into Modern Furniture

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In the hands of Jamison Sellers, salvaged wooden pallets become stunning pieces for the home.

Old wood is the goods. Reclaimed timber has a rugged beauty that new wood products can't replicate. That's our humble opinion, anyway, and Jamison Sellers' too. The Rhode Island designer/craftsman salvages wooden pallets and boards to craft chairs, tables, and shelves that are as simple as they are striking. Alternating diffierent colors of scrap wood in thin strips, Sellers makes furniture with......read more

Woodshop

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Four-man artisan-surfer collective crafts functional art from salvaged stuff.

In a converted gym in San Francisco's Sunset district, a collective of four artist-designers have joined together through a shared love of craft, surfing, and sustainability. Under the humble name of Woodshop, the group's workspace and showroom is filled with functional art made from reclaimed wood and landfill-bound objects. The studio is made up of four guys whose individual skills......read more

Bryan Nash Gill: Woodcut

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Gorgeous relief prints created from salvaged wood

The work of Bryan Nash Gill is deeply rooted in the physical environment. From his base in rural Connecticut, the artist creates incredibly detailed relief prints of cross-cut trees, which he salvages around his home. After cutting blocks with a chainsaw, Bryan sands, burns, and shellacs them, before applying a sheet of Japanese washi paper over an inked section of tree, then carefully......read more

Landscape Light Installations by Barry Underwood

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Surreal long exposure shots offer subtle comment on light pollution

When nature and technology collide in the name of art, you can color us interested. Ohio artist Barry Underwood does a masterful job of juxtaposing the two. Taking inspiration from film, theatre, land art, and painting, Underwood creates LED light installations in natural settings, then takes long exposure photos of the scenes. The results are dramatic, to say the least. The works provide some......read more

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