I've always been a fan of the faux bois aesthetic, but lately, I'm digging on a little vrai bois art. These two pieces captured my fancy this week.
First, this iPod dock made from salvaged wood isn't just a tongue-in-cheek comment on the connections between nature and technology. It actually works. The limb is routed and drilled to make space for the circuitry and speakers. Via.
Firewood Holding Furniture by Ak47 Design:
"The intuition of Ak47: to develop designs that shun the obvious, venturing into questions that are still unexplored. The aim is to qualify simple objects; to enhance them and characterise them with the quest for a particular process, the innovative use of materials, the care for details. This is the only way to escape the bonds of fleeting fashion and achieve lasting elegance. The choice of firewood holders, the first theme in the project, was not made at random. We wished to extend our range as much as possible, offering an infinite series of possibilities." Via.