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Merging two of the ultimate pastimes—books and puzzles—the Codex Silenda has to be physically solved in order to read it. And no, these aren’t simple word games and math problems, but rather deviously complicated mechanical puzzles crafted from laser-cut wood that are embedded within each part of this 5-page book. The solution to each puzzle physically unlocks the next page. The Codex Silenda was created by industrial designer Brady Whitney who is currently funding the it as project on Kickstarter. The jeweler Secret Wood (previously) has been producing even more miniature cities and landscapes, each ethereal universe living inside a resin geometric dome on top of their handmade wooden rings. Harnessing the beauty of foraged firewood found in California’s forests without setting flame to the wood, LA-based designer Paul Foeckler produces lamps made from gathering trips for his appropriately named online shop Split Grain (previously). Graphic designer Matt W. Related:  ReferencesInspirations

Kaism une dilettante | au gré de mon humeur, de mes découvertes Hecho de Nueva York: upcycled muebles modernos de madera desechados Manhattan Made of New York is a simple, modern furniture collection constructed from industrial-era materials salvaged from demolished buildings. The furniture is the brainchild of former creative director of Ikea Sweden, John-Michael Ekeblad, furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane. The process begins with sourcing the wood, much of which comes from torn down 19th-century buildings. Available now through NewYorkCitySnaps.

Illustration tutorials for technical and automotive illustrators and art students Updated: December 29, 2014 This illustration tutorial site is designed to provide helpful information related to computer graphics, automotive illustration and technical drawing. Listed below are detailed tutorials and step-by-step drawing lessons for all skill levels, from the beginner art student to the intermediate and advanced professional technical illustrator or automotive illustrator. Additionally, there are step-by-step Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials, tool tips and actions or key command shortcuts that are specifically designed for art students, professional illustrators and digital artists of all types. The illustration tutorials on this site are updated, revised and added to periodically. If you have any technical questions or comments regarding these tutorials please don't hesitate to contact us through the Facebook links below. This tutorial website has been color-proofed using calibrated monitors set at a Gamma of 2.0 and a 5750° K Target White Point.

Fibuline... On the MoOn Vij5 Rude Mechanicals Béa et Le Thé Brodé Vendredi 25 janvier 2013 5 25 /01 /Jan /2013 09:19 Aujourd'hui une fois n'est pas coutume, je fais un peu de pub pour un salon ! Le Salon l'Aiguille en Fête qui fête cette année ses 10 ans et qui aura lieu à Paris, Porte de Versailles - Hall 6, du 14 au 17 février prochain. Je suis sûre que, comme moi, vous aimez le tricot, la couture, la broderie, le patchwork et tout ce qui touche au tissus et fils, alors ce salon est fait pour nous !!! Pour sa 10ème édition qui mettra en lumière la maille et la laine à travers ses nombreuses expositions et animations, le salon rassemblera quelques 240 exposants venus du monde entier, ainsi que plus de 38 000 visiteurs, tous piqués de travaux d’aiguille ! J'irai moi même le dimanche avec quelques copines ... j'espère bien y trouver quelques inspirations pour rebooster ma motivation ;-) Ci dessous les détails techniques ! Du jeudi 14 au dimanche 17 février 2013 Parc des expositions - Paris, Porte de Versailles, Hall 6 Horaires : jeudi et vendredi : 9h30-19h

Fresh MoCo - Moderno diseño contemporáneo y la arquitectura Flatrella Tray by Ronen Kadushin is an Open Design interpretation - a "cover version" - of noted Italian modernist furniture designer Enzo Mari's 1958 Putrella tray, that one in iron, this in laser-cut stainless steel, assembled with neodymium magnets....