How Jack Daniels Still Hand Crafts Every Aging Barrel

In a world where automation and assembly line robots have driven craftsmanship to near extinction, it's nice to see a facility where humans still play an important role in production. Birth of a Barrel is a beautiful look at the factory where Jack Daniels' employees are very much still involved in the creation of the… » 9/26/12 1:18pm 9/26/12 1:18pm

The Fiery Beauty of Forging an Hourglass

Australian designer Marc Newson makes hourglasses by hand. He does it with fire and glass and a sculptor's touch. And while the final products—10 and 60 minute timepieces from Ikepod, each filled with countless stainless steel nanoballs—cost more than any of us is able to afford, this intimate look at the process is… » 4/25/11 10:40pm 4/25/11 10:40pm

Suissa Computers: All-Wood Cases Elevate PCs to the Heirloom Level

Some of us banish our PCs to the basement, running long cables to them and keeping them and their noise away from us, but not Suissa Computers. Canadian designer Howard Suissa elevates the PC and its case to a level that almost resembles worship. » 9/29/06 9:54am 9/29/06 9:54am

What elegant craftsmanship! The PCs look like fine hand-made guitars.…