For the love of wood

We all use wooden kitchen accessories and wood on our flours. However, in an age of mass-production, wood objects have become a throwback to a bygone age, and so the interesting wooden objects these days are the ones you do not expect to be made from tree trunks! Aren’t the designs below just wonderfully industrious?

Amazingly, some of these South African companies responsible for the products above are taking the process one step further. When you buy one of their products, an indigenous or fruit tree is planted. Hout Couture, a Houtbay company making sunglasses, works with the eco-Schools project in South Africa. WeWood, who sells the watches, will tell you that “One Watch - One Tree - One Planet” is their motto because they also plant one tree locally for every WeWOOD purchased.

"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

Image credits: 1) 100% wooden watches from Wewood 2) Iphone “camera” wooden case 
from Viuisso 3) Bamboo iphone cases from Toxel and Grovemade
4) iPhone, iPod and iPad wood stand prototypes by jonas damon (via Gessato
5) Sunglasses from SHWoodshop and Hout Couture
6) Bicycle by Jan Gunneweg

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