Great Designs in Wood (73) - "Hollow" by Katie Paterson: A Vision in Wood Comes to Life
September 7, 2016
Here's a nice story. Artist Katie Paterson of the UK had a vision of a work in wood that would represent all the trees of the entire world as they evolved over time. What she was able to create was really stunning...not only are over 10,000 species represented, but she put the pieces all together in a way that actually makes one feel like you're inside the stem of a tree, looking at the
Woody Events in the Northeast
September 6, 2016
Just a quick post to bring a couple of opportunities to your attention, especially if you happen to reside in the Northeast.
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Fallon & Wilkinson Wood ID in Furniture Workshop - October 15 and 16, 2016.
I've written before about this great class, and wanted to remind all that there are still a few seats left in this hands-on, personal experience for those who
Great Designs in Wood (72) - The (New) Tallest Wooden Building in the World
August 30, 2016
Based on the architectural trends, this is a post that will be updated frequently, as we'll probably have a new leader in the wooden skyscraper race every year or so from now on. This year the focus is on the new Brock Commons building at the University of British Columbia, which you may recall we visited last year. It was just topped off this past week, with full construction of the eighteen
Dennis Brett - A Lifetime of Collecting Wood Specimens Lives On
August 29, 2016
Back in 1946, or so, a young lad began to collect odd pieces of wood he found around his home in the Bronx. He never stopped.
And now, thanks to his desire to leave that collection to future generations of wood lovers and scientists to study, the collection resides at Penn State. The university recently did a nice article on the donation, so you can view Dennis's story at the link below.
Great Designs in Wood (71) - Nakashima Woodworks
August 25, 2016
Here's an excellent story on famed furniture designer George Nakashima and his daughter, Mira, who has carried on his legacy in their workshop near Philadelphia. If you don't get wood before now, perhaps you will after watching the video.
What Mr. Nakashima did by reflecting his life story through his work, and how he passed it along to his daughter, is an inspiration to us all.
And he did