June 25, 2020

Woodworker Crafts Amazing “Broken” Furniture That Looks Like It Belongs in a Cartoon

Craftsman Henk Verhoeff brings cartoons to life through his amazing woodworking projects. The pieces boast exaggerated silhouettes with giant cracks fashioned in the center of them, and the results look as though they belong in a Disney or Looney Tunes film. Best of all, these pieces are all completely functional. This makes their “damaged beyond repair” construction even more incredible, as it shows that fun and function can go hand-in-hand.

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June 7, 2020

This Designer Created a Bookshelf That Can Be Turned Into a Coffin After Death

When we lose loved ones, we can sometimes find ourselves reflecting on their lives through the artifacts that they’ve left behind—perhaps in the jewelry that they wore, the china that they kept pristine, or the books that they loved. It’s this connection to symbolic objects that inspired designer William Warren to create Shelves of Life—a wooden bookshelf that can be used both in life and in death.

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February 27, 2020

Former Shipbuilder Creates Spectacular Wooden Bathtubs That Resemble Small Vessels

Craftsperson Nathie Katzoff uses his background in ship woodworking and restoration to create striking wooden bathtubs. With his team at NK Woodworking & Design, he produces custom pieces that mimic vessels you’d find on the sea—although this time, they contain the water. The variety of designs, culminating in The Lotus Bath Collection, are crafted from sustainable domestic and exotic hardwood and assembled in their Seattle, Washington studio.

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