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Knockout On Wood

Design Spotlight: Allied Maker

Upstart Allied Maker is one of those stories we love exposing. All the elements are right. An individual pursuing a passion, an obsession with making things and a handsome product. Craftsmanship. The most overused word in recent history, but we’re saying it anyway. The young man behind Allied Maker is self-taught woodworker Ryden Rizzo. But...

Get a harder deck

Perennial Wood

Neither the bane of a teenage boy’s frustrated existence nor Morningwood’s follow-up to their eponymous 2006 album, Perennial Wood is a bona fide building material. Technically it’s a non-toxic acetylation process called TruLast Technology proprietary to Eastman Chemical Company, but we’re not arguing semantics. Here’s what the process does: by changing wood at the molecular...

Handle your wood

F&Y Les Classiques Wooden Bike Handlebars

If your bike is covered in duct tape and still needs a bit of cleaning after your last messy meal on the run, then perhaps F&Y Les Classiques wooden bike handlebars are not for you. Made in Montreal, Quebec via painstaking hand craftsmanship, the Les Classiques line is built with fine hardwoods such as Morado,...

Never on the rocks, impeccably neat

Whiskeyjack Paddles

Originally intended as commemorative gifts for family and friends, Danny Brown’s handmade masterpieces were just too beautiful not to be shared. A little word of mouth, and some busy weekends later and Whiskeyjack Paddles came to be. Based out of the Rocky Mountains in Whitefish, Montana, Whiskeyjack creates individually crafted, hand made functional art in...

Office Gym

The Origin Workstation by Mirato

The Origin Workstation ($4,160) is the kind of office furniture you’d expect to find in the shiny new digs of a silicon valley startup. Weighing in at 250 pounds a pop, each piece is made from reclaimed gym flooring that showcases the original sport lines and features eight below surface storage shelves for organizing office...

Top Grain

Grain Surfboards

Instead of riding a disposable foam board you’re likely to toss after a few seasons, switch back to wood and ride a hand-crafted board built to last a lifetime. Using just one-third of the wood required for traditional boards, Grain Surfboards are predominantly made from Northern White Cedar wrapped around a mahogany frame. Super light...

From Clogs to Tablets

Miniot Wood iPad 2 Cover

Were you lucky enough to get a hold of the most talked about tablet since the pair handed down from Sinai? Or perhaps you had the saintly patience to wait for one after pre-ordering from Apple. If so, picking up Minoit’s Real Wood iPad 2 Cover ($70) will guarantee your sleek new gadget doesn’t get...

Know Your Woods

Naef Toys Wood Collection

Naef’s definition of toy may need some adjustment, but this Wood Collection ($140) is still a great way to expand your appreciation for a material that man has worked with for centuries. The set contains 21 different wood samples, ranging from pale linden wood to dark shaded walnut. On one side of each sample the...