02.11.14 by Jeff

Satisfying Video of the Day: The Making of a Kokeshi Japanese Wooden Doll

kokeshi-doll

Watch Yasuo Okazaki turn a piece of wood into a beautiful Japanese wood doll, called a kokeshi. Seeing the doll take shape on the lathe, and watching Okazaki bring it to life with precise brush strokes is extremely satisfying. Watch the video below.

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11.06.13 by Jeff

KAWS “GISWIL”

KAWS GISWIL Art Basel
The KAWS show “GISWIL” just opened at More Gallery as part of Art Basel, in Switzerland. I really wish I could see these giant wooden companion sculptures in person! See more photos below!

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24.01.12 by Jeff

Mark Giglio

Designer illustrator Mark Giglio
Works by Mark Giglio.

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10.02.09 by Jeff

Wooden Mexican wrestler masks!

Stencil artist Peat Wollaeger sent out wooden luchador masks as blank canvases to artists around the world. The artists painted on them, sent them back, and Peat stenciled in the details of the face.

wooden mexican wrestler mask luchador collab project peat wollaeger

Back when I posted about the work of Meggs, I didn’t realise his mask image was from this project.

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22.09.08 by Jeff

VoIP phone made of wood!

Now you can Skype in style! This is the world’s first VoIP phone made of wood! Two years ago HULGER launched the ZIRICOTE concept design made from an African wood to huge acclaim and this month they debuted the finished PAPPA phone, with a design more suited to production. It is handcrafted from a sustainable American walnut, in Montreal Canada, by a company called Furni. Below is the ZIRICOTE and hit “more” to see several shots of the PAPPA.

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