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01

May

treehugger:

Sustainable wood lamps soften glare of energy-saving bulbs

03

Feb

We’ve been splitting wood all wrongAn inventive Finn has come up with a much more efficient way to chop wood.

We’ve been splitting wood all wrong
An inventive Finn has come up with a much more efficient way to chop wood.

23

Jul

11 awesome bikes made of wood

08

Jul

1 percent of global commercial wood supply used to make IKEA productsDespite what you’ve heard, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.

1 percent of global commercial wood supply used to make IKEA products
Despite what you’ve heard, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.

28

Jan

treehugger:

100 famous Italian designers each made a toy car out of one block of wood. There’s so much creativity and variety in the designs. These, like your kids, should get better with age! 

14

Jan


 Wood from land feeds deep sea life 



Decaying wood and animal carcasses may provide nutrients for a range of tiny and bizarre sea creatures.
Decaying wood and animal carcasses may provide nutrients for a range of tiny and bizarre sea creatures.

25

Oct

wildwithwhimsy:

DIY Wooden Frame   
from Morning Creativity

wildwithwhimsy:

DIY Wooden Frame   

from Morning Creativity

01

Jul

11 awesome bikes made of wood

24

May

Designer unveils wooden light bulbMarrying traditional Japanese craft techniques and energy-efficient lighting technology, designer Ryosuke Fukusada creates an LED bulb wrapped in a thin wooden shell that, yep, glows.

Designer unveils wooden light bulb
Marrying traditional Japanese craft techniques and energy-efficient lighting technology, designer Ryosuke Fukusada creates an LED bulb wrapped in a thin wooden shell that, yep, glows.

12

Apr

It turns out that wood, if worked correctly, can be the perfect material for a bicycle. We pulled together 11 wooden bikes; some are almost space-age, others are simply rough, but all are totally awesome.

It turns out that wood, if worked correctly, can be the perfect material for a bicycle. We pulled together 11 wooden bikes; some are almost space-age, others are simply rough, but all are totally awesome.