Schwood eyewear process and unique material choices.

Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in […]

wood 3d printing, kind of ….

Kaipa has created a partially wooden filament for 3D printers. Called LAYWOO-D3, the stuff is 40% recycled wood with the rest of it being a binding polymer.Well it smells and feels like wood at least , unique ability to print with wood alike amterial with […]

nike innovator :Mike Friton

Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring […]

Rims, Injection molded glass fibers by BASF

“Chemical giant BASF has developed a new type of polyamide containing long glass fibers, and this “Ultramid Structure” plastic, as they’re calling it, can then be pelletized for injection molding. After it comes out of the mold, the resultant product is so strong it can be […]

Adidas Adizero Primeknit

Using the latest design tools with our new seamless engineering technology, adidas has created this first-of-its-kind running shoe, the adizero primeknit. While sport shoes are usually made from lots of separate pieces, this breakthrough method digitally knits the entire upper in just one. Knitting fused […]

Hemp walls

Push Design made news with a beautiful Hemp House in Asheville, North Carolina.  It received significant media attention — notwithstanding a multitude of jokes conflating industrial hemp and marijuana.  Now, hemp is being used for more projects, as shown in the above video from CBS […]

Thonet Nr 14

Iconic Thonet Number 14 , process and full story  of an historic product also known as the bistro chair that has become one of the best-selling chairs ever. made.

Time Bikes Resin frames

From a thread of carbon to a full bike, what sets TIME apart from the competition is the way the bikes are manufactured. They are handmade in France, using the state of the art RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) process. Thanks Jan H for the link