Tag Archives: wood

Second Little Pig: Vindicated

Since the googles said it was faster to walk from the Innovation District to South Station than to take the Silver line, that's what I did. It was hot and humid but I'm glad I did because otherwise I would not have passed by BSAspace and dropped in for some AC. And had I not done that,…
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This weekend in wooden maps

While hanging out on the LES with the young lions of fintech, I stayed at the newly soft opened Ludlow Hotel and was enchanted by this coffee table in the shape of Manhattan with the street grid incised in it. It sort of reminds me of Max Becher's Chocolate Broadway. It's made of wood and it's…
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Welding wood

Last year I wrote a couple of posts about my various infatuations with various wood products, many in conjunction with various electronics products made of metal. The estimable yobyot commented, "Seriously, though, isn’t the juxtaposition of cedar on aluminum a little too jarring?" I should probably also note that Greg commented, "Oh dear! You HAVE…
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You may know it as Kallax, but it'll always be Expedit to me

Somehow I missed this one when the news broke. IKEA decided to make some changes to the iconic, omnipresent (and often immovable) Expedit line of shelving. Specifically, they narrowed the outer walls (perhaps to save wood), softened the corners a bit, and renamed the whole thing Kallax. Rabid fans the world over lost their cool as…
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Wine unboxing

At one of the frequent tastings a Ball Square Fine Wine, I noticed that they now stock Chat en Ouef and I also tasted a nice Bordeaux for a wooden box. Well, most likely from a plastic bag inside that box. But anyway, at $39 for 3 liters (that's four regulation 750ml bottles) it seemed…
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In which the TSA is impressed with my wood

en MacBook cover, that is.  Last month, I treated myself and my new MacBook to a spiffy cedar plank of a cover from Karvt. This month, I did some flying, and that included everybody's favorite drill, take out your computer and put it in a bin all by itself.  I did not lose my 'stache…
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This week in wood: lasers!

I think one of the greatest attributes of wood is the inherent uniqueness of each piece.  I dont know why it's not used more for mass-produced objects, since each one would then be a little bit different, just like people.   Uniqueness is also coming to mass-produced objects via mass customization.   I'm sure 3D…
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Wooden radio update: Vers versus Apple dock

Those who were not set to sawing wood will remember that earlier this year I acquired my maguffin of wood-encased clock radio ipod dock goodness, the Vers 1.5R.  I had some reservations and some revelations, and I've come to an accommodation with the device. For workday/weekday wakeup, I use the alam on my mobile phone.  It's obnoxious…
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My squabble with Typography Scrabble

I like Scrabble, I like the Oxford comma, and I like typography.  So why does the a new Scrabble set for Typographers (or at least people who like type) have me so out of sorts?   For those not hep enough to know, Typographer's Scrabble is a redesigned Scrabble set getting some design blog love these days.…
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Sleep like a log, wake up with wood

I thought my on and off romance with wooden-cased electronics and space-saving multi-function devices was finally headed for consummation with a Vers 1.5R ipod dock clock radio.  It had been backordered for months but was suddenly available again in walnut, my new favorite flavor of wood. I hoped this one device would replace three of…
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Design Update: Odd Wood

It's been a while since we had an interesting update in the wooden electronics department, but two recent developments in the not-so-typical use of wood hit the ducky radar last week: Wooden covers for humanizing The smart and stylish humans at iamhuman have finally restocked their selection of wooden laptop covers.  Not full shell covers…
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