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
Dappled Light and Shades of Green
August 29, 2016
Ferns, low growing shrubs and trees, and canopy trees all change the quantity of light, but they also change the quality of light.
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