Who is Jop van Driel? In the little township of Lienden (Betuwe, Netherlands) Jop van Driel has a very rare business: the building of exclusive staircases. These are tailor made special stairs provided with artistic carving. Jop van Driel, then, actually is a born sculptor.
Hearing the term farmhouse would make us think of a home located on a rural area surrounded by trees and pastures. You would picture a home made of wooden planks and an interior that is kind of shabby with a lot of wooden furniture. Well, you can be right but did you know that farmhouse style has evolved and can even look stunning and totally trendy? If you weren’t aware…
Born in beautiful Kenya and now based in picturesque New Zealand, artist Gordon Pembridge has been lucky enough to have a lifelong relationship with nature. As a painter and woodworker, Pembridge often looks to his surroundings for inspiration, which has culminated in an oeuvre that incorporates elements of natural history and portrayals of local wildlife. A prime example of such work is Pembridge’s striking series of hand-painted, carved wooden vessels.
Before electric mixers became common, wooden spoons were often used to cream together butter and sugar in recipes such asshortbread or Victoria sponge cake.
Sliding doors are stunning for any interior: they look stylish and modern and are very space-saving, they are perfect for a small home. Such doors can not only divide rooms or spaces, they can hide some functional corners like a pantry or a laundry.
Imagine indulging in a sauna experience while gazing over still waters beyond the organically rounded openings – where would your mind wonder from this place? Spreading over 800 square feet, this experimental sauna we stumbled upon rises from the rocks of a private island along the Georgian Bay in Canada.
In a home that has more than one floor, stairs inevitably becomes an important part of the decor. Stairs are often used as a focal point, as an accent piece and it’s a great way of using a vital part of the home’s architecture and design and turning it into a beautiful decor detail.
Space might be a problem for large families in urban dwellings, but the existing furniture market offers many opportunities to have a well-designed kids room with plenty of storage space and room for a restful, good night’s sleep. Kids would love to have a place to help them grow in a playful space, but sometimes, space issues can interfere with your plans. This is the time when you should consider…
A 78-year-old artist named Deng Daohang uses archaic tools to coax new life from wood. With a simple hatchet, carving knife, and ruler, she transforms raw lumber into delightful imaginings of fictional characters, each one seeming to breathe with subtle mysticism.
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack