It's one thing to make a product using aluminum or plastic recycled at a plant. But recycling cans into chairs—on the same street they were found—is something else. That's exactly what the resourceful designers at Studio Swine did on a recent trip to São Paulo.
Are we on the verge of a third industrial revolution? The editors at The Economist certainly think so. But while rapid prototyping and the open source movement have been around for decades now, we had yet to see anyone take a truly comprehensive look at the transformation in manufacturing. That is, until the New…
If you're to believe traditional craftsmen, computer-aided design and manufacturing removes the romance from making things. Well soon there'll be a half-way house: a hand-held CNC milling machine.
This wonderful wood turning video is an amazing example of an incredibly talented man making something very, very difficult look insanely easy. Marvel at how a single woodworker turns a tree into a beautiful lampshade.