Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Saigon Socialite Shoes

Elaborately Crafted Soles Reincarnating Vietnam's Artisan Villages through the Ancient Art of Pagoda Carving.



These elaborately carved soles from Saigon Socialite are the brainchild of LanVy Nguyen, born in Vietnam and raised in California. In 2007 Nguyen embarked on what she calls the "education of my life," which began in a Vietnamese factory.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Boneshaker Big Wheel ~ A Penny Farthing with Legs

I have always loved the old  'Penny Farthings,'  ungainly looking bicycles with one huge front wheel and one tiny rear wheel which would usually require an athletic leap or the help of an assistant in order to mount the saddle. But this incarnation from Ron Schroer uses a Theo Jansen style walking legs mechanism to replace the rear wheel.



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Home-Made Eco-Friendly Truck, Unfolds Into a Castle

There are many passionate woodworkers who either have, or would love to, fit out their own mobile living space, giving it their own unique identity using their woodworking skills, but this beautiful truck which unfolds into a spacious castle from New Zealand couple Justin and Jola just about tops anything I have seen before. Don't forget to watch the video at the end of the article.



Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Slices of Tree Trunk Played on a Record Player

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it really make a sound ?
An age old philosophical conundrum that perhaps we may never get to the bottom of, but if a tree falls in a forest and you slice it up into segments and play them on a record player ? Then yes, according to Bartholom√§us Traubeck you have music.



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Forest Photography of Ellie Davies

The Stunning atmospheric photography of  Ellie Davies, is forest photography with a twist, Each series of images taken from around the UK forests have had something added, sometimes subtly, other times, not.
Each of the following images is just one from that titled series. I strongly recommend reading the artists statements to truly immerse yourself in what the artist has envisaged.



Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Competition Entry Black Walnut Floor

I was contacted by WeirdWood Reader Gary Horvath who is owner of  'Real Antique Wood'  based in Irvington New Jersey, and invited to browse through his Facebook page, when I saw this, I was hooked.


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

I Don't Like Mondays by Ben Turnbull

"Guns are Forbidden Fruit"  In 2009 at west London's Eleven gallery, artist Ben Turnbull from London UK put on an exhibition of seven pieces entitled  'I Don't Like Mondays'. Controversially these were images of a variety of guns carved into old school desks.
Lesson 1, 60 x 120 cm/24 x 47 in (carved desk), 2009