The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Friday, October 26, 2012

Great Designs in Wood (32) - The Martian Embassy

Something to lighten up your weekend. The "Martian Embassy" in Australia was creatively designed as a story-writing space for young writers. Plywood members cut and routered to resemble the inside of a whale stimulate the imagination while keeping the whole space warm and light.

See and read more about it here...

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