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DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera

The VIDDY is a fully-functional 35mm pinhole camera by Kelly Angwood of Pop-Up Pinhole. Nostalgic for childhood crafts, the camera is made of cardboard and available as a flatpacked DIY kit that takes less than half an hour to set up. The process is easy, and the product comes recommended for ages eleven and up, including grown-ups. The resulting camera takes nice, soft pictures and is a great item for ...

Wire and Leather Rocking Chair

Revamped by Belgian studio Muller Van Severen, the rocking chair gets a minimalist upgrade. This two-part design is made up of a slender wire frame and a slingback rest in sunny yellow leather. Simply gorgeous. Check out Muller Van Seversen’s website to find the nearest retailer.

Watch Case Handmade from Wood and Leather

Designed and made by carpenter and craftsman Callum Robinson, the Campaign Watch Case was originally created for watchmaker Vacheron Constantin. Now available to the public, the case can be found online in Method Studio’s boutique. The accessory is finely crafted from hardwood and full-grain leather. Each case is handmade to order from one’s choice of American black walnut, Scottish oak, or Scottish elm and outfitted with black, brown, camouflage, or ...

Flat-packed Tables Made of Solid Wood and Steel

Flat-packed furnishings are an investment when they come from Soapbox. Their American-made designs are crafted from solid wood and steel, and the pieces can be assembled without the use of tools. The resulting furniture is both durable and easy to move. Soapboxes’ two latest creations, the self-explanatory Short and Tall Tables, are no exception. The stylish pieces come in one’s choice of walnut, cherry or maple wood and stand on ...

Cooking Table For a Minimalist Kitchen Experience

Designed by Moritz Putzier, the Cooking Table is a multifunctional table with a bench and storage bowls. The table features a treated wooden tabletop with a gas burner in the middle. Built into either side are wire supports for hanging all sorts of kitchen supplies. A separate piece, the bench provides a small workspace and a place to sit when the meal is ready. The ceramic storage bowls are sealed ...

Black Wooden Tables Emulate Volcanic Basalt

Normal Studio of France recently created five geology-inspired end tables. The series, Basalt Table, is cut from a single oak trunk. Each of the pieces is made entirely of wood and charred black so that it resembles volcanic basalt. In spite of the violent process, which involves an actual blowtorch, the designs retain their natural tree rings. As fossil-like furniture, the tables represent the history, beauty, and destruction of nature. ...

Sustainable Sand Packaging

Sand Packaging sounds like an oxymoron, but the Barcelona-based studio Alien and Monkey has made it reality. Turning to the beach for a sustainable way to present small gifts, they chose to work with sand because it is an evocative, tactile, and renewable material. Fashioned into rectangular boxes with a stylish diagonal groove, sand is aesthetic as well. The product design features a hardened exterior, a stopper, and an interior ...

Wooden Peg Wall

Designed by Merge Architects, a firm based in Boston, the Peg Wall was built for a private loft in Massachusetts. The structure is a sculptural shelving unit with a bathroom hidden inside. Made entirely of wood, the design is composed of a pegboard wall liner and 40,000 dowels of 30 varying lengths. The pieces flow together, forming a complex geometric wave that functions both as a bookshelf and a discreet ...

Geometric DNA Bench

Designed in collaboration between Deborah Mansur and Leonardo Rossano of True Design, the DNA Bench is a minimalist piece of furniture with a spiral shape. Each section is crafted from a single piece of plywood, adding to the sense of flow between pieces and the contradicting segmentation of the whole. Whether place in a home or a public venue, the geometric design is a sure conversation starter. However, smart alecks ...

Skateboards Upcycled from Bourbon Barrel Planks

Young brand Hepcat is rolling out two sustainable skateboard designs: the Jive cruiser board and the Flip freestyler. Both models feature salvaged bourbon barrel wood, which comes cut and curved in a way that looks rustic and feels balanced. In the pre-made versions, the wood is paired with brightly colored wheels for high-contrast style and a smooth ride. However, for buyers want to build their own ride, the deck is ...