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Analog Form Gadget Collection

Analog Form Gadget Collection

Jonas Damon has created a cool collection of wood-framed modern gadgets offered through Areaware. We especially like his latest, an old cathode-ray tube TV set that he built for the iPad.

Magnetic Geography Puzzles

Magnetic Geography Puzzles

Etsy seller Pipe Dreams 2010 makes beautiful puzzles of continents and countries using laser-cut wood. Each piece has a magnet on its back so you can display them separately or as one.

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Ice Skating Shelters

Ice Skating Shelters

Patkau Architects created this group of temporary skating shelters huddled together by a skating trail along a frozen river in Winnipeg, which include a timber frame, plywood floor and seating inside.

Blocklets

Blocklets

These interlocking wood and acrylic blocks can be snapped together to form just about any object you can imagine. Want some? Support the Kickstarter project, and you’ll be building sometime soon.

Silva Bamboo MacBook Case

Silva Bamboo MacBook Case

Looking for a stylish and unique way to protect and carry your MacBook? Silva’s briefcases are made from caramel bamboo, imparting a warm natural shell to your modern plastic and metal gadget.

Eastern Eggs

Eastern Eggs

Not only do these artist-designed wooden eggs look really cool, they’re decorated by a robot. And if that’s not enough for you, a portion of proceeds go to The British Red Cross’ Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Stria Storage Collection

Stria Storage Collection

The drawer fronts on West Elm’s Stria Storage Collection are made using reclaimed saal wood, formerly used as railway trestles in India. This means that no two pieces are exactly the same.

Bookseat

Bookseat

A curvy wood chair that combines a place to read your books along with shelves to store them in. Kindle, Nook and iPad fans will need to fill those cubbies with some other tchotchkes.

Squizits

Squizits

Developed in collaboration with a child with OCD and ADHD, Lavinia Chu’s Squizits collection provides children with calming and attention-focusing handheld gadgets. Adult version please?

Blackhawk Media Cabinet

Blackhawk Media Cabinet

Restoration Hardware rounds out their aircraft-inspired interior collection with this media cabinet, made from aluminum-wrapped hardwood with steel screw accents. Measures 59″W x 20″D x 24″H.

Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

Fred’s Obsessive Chef cutting board is terrific for persnickety perfectionists; the beechwood board offers the most precise measurements in detail. You can wash it twenty times after you use it too.

XYZ Blocks

XYZ Blocks

A is for Apple, B is for Boring, Z is for ZZZ, right? Not with Fred’s refreshing XYZ Blocks. Brilliantly illustrated by Christian Northeast, they offer all the traditional play value, with bonus chuckles.

The Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth is a huge one of a kind structure that’s a unique monument to Thai craftsmanship, handcarved and constructed entirely from teak wood, to be completed in 2025.

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Aviator Wing Desk

Aviator Wing Desk

Drawing design inspiration from WWII fighter planes, this unique desk is built from patches of aluminum layered over hardwood, attached with exposed steel screws to simulate rivets.

Linear Edge Track Art

Linear Edge Track Art

If upon seeing the picture your mind quickly came up with “Indianapolis!”, then you’ll love Linear Edge. The company makes racing tracks made of laminated baltic birch plywood and Formica.

Bambu House

Bambu House

Bambu House from Tanji University Shanghai was recently unveiled at the European Solar Decathlon. Designed by a 20 member team, it’s made almost entirely of bamboo and runs only on solar power.

Boattail Racer

Boattail Racer

Made from 13-ply Baltic birch, the handmade Boattail Racer is in a limited edition of 100 and takes its inspiration from early 20th century low-drag coaches. Very cool package design too.

iWave Eco-Wood Headphones

iWave Eco-Wood Headphones

The headphones in the soon to be released Grass Roots Collection from iWave feature sustainable wood grain details, are offered in 3 finishes and have a 20-20,000KHz frequency response.

Sustainable Wooden Coffins

Sustainable Wooden Coffins

New Zealand’s Return to Sender provides modern coffin styles using sustainable and minimally treated woods for anyone interested in making their final footprint a small one (thanks Grant!).

Level Eleven Wooden PC

Level Eleven Wooden PC

Handmade from Pennsylvania cherry wood and aluminum, Level Eleven’s ultra-compact Pico-ITX computer build is a thing of beauty. Be jealous. You can’t buy one for yourself.

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Engraved Bamboo iPhone Cases

Engraved Bamboo iPhone Cases

Portland’s Grove Design Collective is offering an artist series of laser engraved iPhone cases in 3 shades of sustainable bamboo. You can also create your own design by uploading your original art.

Wooden External Hard Drive

Wooden External Hard Drive

These handmade wooden external hard drives are crafted from repurposed materials by 2 furniture makers in Seattle. Each one comes with 500GB of storage and a USB 2.0 connection.

Xylon Timber Framed Bike

Xylon Timber Framed Bike

We make houses, boats and bridges from wood, so why not a bicycle? Xylon Bikes has a stylish collection that features handbuilt frames, aeronautical grade plywood, and select hardwoods.

Wood Shock Watches

Wood Shock Watches

Wood Shock watches are customized Casio G-Shock watches fitted with hand/laser crafted wooden bevel – giving them a unique, textured and natural look. Available in red and black.

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