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Milan Design Week 2017: Everyone is a Winner at HEAD Genève’s Salone Ludico

As of last year, mobile gaming revenue surpassed that of console and PC. Angry Birds or Pokémon Go may be great ways to kill time, but digital games need not be solitary pursuits confined to screens—on the contrary, distraction can aspire to reveal something more profound. Case in point, a series of interactive games developed by the Master students in the Media Design department of HEAD Genève, unveiled in Milan last week.

Easily a highlight of the Fuorisalone, Salone Ludico was tucked away on a side street of the Brera District, away from the bustling retail arteries where design-week revelers spill into the streets when the wine starts flowing. From April 4–9, the students transformed Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea into a futuristic gaming den, a “salone ludico,” the latter term meaning “play.” The space may have resembled a white-walled gallery space at first glance, but the projects on view were less objets d’art than properly interactive artworks—proposals to show both for how gaming can be more than mere distraction, and  how design can mean more than just tables and chairs.

From a card game based on particle physics to a supine VR experience of the afterlife, all 12 of the projects—upwards of 18 months in the making—are thoughtfully conceived and rigorously executed. Standouts included Benoît Renaudin‘s speculative wunderkamer from 3017 (featuring Swiss-designed items enhanced by audio commentary), and Margaux Charvolin and Jessica Friedling‘s app-powered alchemical cocktail-making contraption.

“Murmures” by Benoît Renaudin
“Penultimo” by Margaux Charvolin and Jessica Friedling.
Detail view of Penultimo

But the best part was that the projects weren’t merely on view—to be admired and photographed for social media—but that they worked more or less flawlessly: Visitors could actually navigate “Bloodbank,” a side-scrolling video game, with a lit match; experience a “concert” at home via “KBPS”; and, of course, actually taste the cocktail that they just whipped up.

Doesn’t that sound better than star ratings or experience points?

“Ximoan” by Patrick Donaldson, Yoann Douillet, Raphaël Henocq and Laurent Monnet
“Oniri Islands” by Marion Bareil and Tourmaline Studio
“DarkLight” by Sarah Bourquin, Jessica Friedling, Valérie Pierrehumbert and Eun-Sun Lee
“Democrapcy” by Yoann Douillet, Mélissa Pisler, Israel Viadest, Marion Bareil and Léa Schönfelder
“Gravity” by Sébastien Beureux, Jessica Friedling, Charles-Henri Hayoz and Vincent de Vevey, adapted from PadPad by Jérémie Lasnier

More information about the exhibition and all of the projects is available at SaloneLudico.ch.


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Design Job: Get Your Head in the Game—the NBA is Hiring an Art Director in New York, NY

The NBA is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Art Director. The Art Director will be responsible for leading the concept, design and execution of innovative visual solutions for the NBA, WNBA, D-League, and USA Basketball. This person will develop creative content and concepts both independently and collaboratively for multiple channels, including television, digital, print, mail, mobile and other innovative media platforms.

View the full design job here
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Design Job: Get Your Head in the Game—the NBA is Hiring an Art Director in New York, NY

The NBA is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Art Director. The Art Director will be responsible for leading the concept, design and execution of innovative visual solutions for the NBA, WNBA, D-League, and USA Basketball. This person will develop creative content and concepts both independently and collaboratively for multiple channels, including television, digital, print, mail, mobile and other innovative media platforms.

View the full design job here
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How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


Core77

How to Cast a Human Head, Build a Shoe Rack, Make Efficient Use of Storage Space, Stain Wood with Kitchen Materials & More

DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet

Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:

The Drill-Powered Through Wrench

Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:

A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters

When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks “Why didn’t I think of that,” you know it’s got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:

Sub-$ 20 DIY Tail Vise

Swan’s a machine this week, here’s another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $ 20.

Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons

A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:

Bedside Table w/ Drawer

Here’s the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick’s son:

Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More

Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:

Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration

The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:

Acrylic Bathroom Shelf

It’s downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment’s a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.

“Maple Clouds”

Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:

Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails

This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.

How to Cast a Human Head

Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:

Basque-Style Birdhouse

“We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France),” La Fabrique DIY writes. “Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?”

Building and Installing “Map Drawers”

Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of “map drawers” to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.

Laura’s Maple Table, Part 2

This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week:


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Objects You Can Attach to Your Head

When Google Glass was announced in 2013, I figured we’d all be wearing them on our heads by 2016. Instead they were canned last year. But as you look around, you’ll notice there are plenty of other technological items you can wear on your head, either for on-head usage or mere storage.

A Single GoPro Camera

This is perhaps the most obvious one, and it’s not just for extreme athletes. It’s not uncommon now, at least in New York City, to see an otherwise unremarkable-looking cyclist zip past you while wearing one of these. You can opt for center-forehead-mounted, side-mounted, chin-mounted or the all-important selfie-mounted.

Two GoPro Cameras

For those who can’t make up their mind.

Two GoPro Cameras on a Rotating Swivel Mount

Wise manufacturers have discontinued this product, and GoPro not only doesn’t produce one, but distances themselves from it. Sure it can capture some cool footage, but it’s dangerous. Imagine the leverage this could place on your neck if, say, you slid into a copse of trees while skiing.

Seven GoPro Cameras and a Canon 7D

Again, not something you want to be wearing on your head in the event of an impact.

An iPhone

And the iPhone 4, by the looks of it. I can’t think of a single reason why you’d be wearing a helmet and needing to have your phone float in front of your face, but apparently this thing is for sale.

An LED Headlamp

I was first introduced to these on a camping trip, and I now occasionally use one during sewing machine repairs. As a side bonus, wearing it makes you look like a complete tool.

Night Vision Monoculars and Goggles

Soldiers have of course been wearing these for years, and nowadays they even have quad-lens panoramic models.

Display Night Vision Goggles

Helicopter pilots now have access to NVGs like these that also feature a display to relay vehicle information.

Night Vision Goggles, a Communications Headset with Batteries and a Flashlight

That’s a lot of gear, isn’t it? That’s why they sell, to prevent your head from getting unbalanced…

…Helmet Counterweights

At the end of the day, I’m glad my jobs and hobbies do not require me to wear a helmet.


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Enjoy Sneaky Naps At Work With This Hand-Shaped Head Holder

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If you’re sick and tired of holding your own head up at work or can’t find a comfortable way to nap “al desko,” your struggles are over thanks to this hand-shaped, cushioned head holder.

So you can finally nap the nine-to-five away in peace. Every time you sneak in a nap you can high-five your Agonose Arm, too.

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From Japanese designers Thanko comes this nifty tool that attaches to your desk and provides support to any heavy-headed office worker.

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Made from super-soft urethane material and fully adjustable, the squidgy Agonose Arm offers the user optimum comfort.

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Thanko also say that the handy tool improves posture. Apparently it’s not slouching that gives you a sore back — it’s the sheer weight of your head.

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The arm extends up to 27.9 inches and costs 4,980 yen, or around $ 40, which is an absolute bargain for what you get.

We can’t find the arm in retailers just yet, but word is they’re coming to Amazon soon. Until then, you’ll just have to stick to traditional methods of remaining conscious at work and holding your own head up like some sort of peasant.
h/t: pulptastic


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