Design Update: Odd Wood

iamhuman's wooden laptop cover

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 (wouldn't that be cool and absurdly expensive?) but more like the decals you often see, but these are made from real wood veneer.  iamhuman's tagline is "human individuality for non-human objects" and that's precisely what they deliver by using real wood.  No two are alike.

Shwood's wooden eyewear

Wooden covers for human eyes

Meanwhile over at shwood, they're making sunglasses with hand-crafted wooden frames in a sort of wayfarer style.  There's something you don't see every day.  I spent a brief moment indulging in splinter-paranoia panic before settling into a slow-burning jones for these specs. There's no mention of prescription lenses, but I'll keep watching and hoping.

I'm not going to make any claims on how green it is to use wood like this, but it sure is a nice break from some of the glossier surfaces and materials that are popular out there.  The built-in individuality is a definite plus, too.

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