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Big Sand Woodworking — Made in Brooklyn, Inspired by Eastern Craftsmanship

Posted: 19 Oct 2016 06:00 AM PDT

Jon Billing's custom-made wood craft began in the woods in Northern Minnesota. Across the road from Big Sand Lake, Big Sand Woodworking was born, though it's now relocated to Brooklyn, New York. "The spirit of Big Sand and the surrounding woods continues to play a role in everything I make," says Jon Billing. In 2016, he completed his elegant Kumiko coffee table, painstakingly created using his knowledge of the kumiko patterns incorporated into Japanese Shoji screens. Read more…

Sofa Surprise: This Comfy-Looking Seat is Actually Made of Concrete

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 02:00 PM PDT

If you spotted this sofa in someone else's yard, getting rained on, you might lament the apparent ruin of a perfectly good piece of leather furniture. Or perhaps you'd try to salvage it as a curbside find, only to tug on one end and find it curiously heavy. For all the gleaming leather grain, stitched seams and buttons that make this couch look exactly like the real thing, getting up close and personal reveals the truth: it's not leather at all, or even faux leather. Read more…

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