Okimono in the Form of a Raven
(Japanese, Edo period, 1688–1735)Date: early 18th centuryCulture: JapaneseMedium: SteelDimensions: L. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
We’re pleased to announce a new in-store feature coming to Heath SF and LA this August. Heath Finds will be a recurring showcase featuring the works of designers, artists, and makers from our community who inspire.
Pieces by Bay Area designer Silvia Song will be on display for our first Heath Finds installment August 15 - September 15. Her explorations in woodwork are, in a word, stunning.
Take a peek at her work above, and come meet Silvia in person at Heath SF on Saturday, August 16, from 2-4pm. Discover for yourself why we’re so excited by Silvia’s work.
Eagle on a Pine Branch in the Rain. Woodblock print. About 1780’s, Japan, by artist Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô).
#tbt, with a hat tip to @sidecar_furniture and @ngbfurniture - Japanese edition of Cabinetmaker’s Notebook, given to me by a friend.
@woodnthings said: What’s your best piece of advice for getting neat and tidy dovetails?
-I don’t know if I have anything that could be considered “best” advice (and besides, “best” is really whatever works best for you), but I’m happy to share a few things about cutting dovetails that I…
Plannin’ out some things in Sketchup. Great software.
The 3rd and 4th logs were notched and set into place.
The notching is done with a log scribe, axe, and gouge. They are concave to produce a tightly fitting edge that both sheds water and tightens over time. Each notch looks like a unique hand carved bowl…
That scribe is a thing of beauty, definitely on my wishlist.
Dinner Time!! Work-in-progress of a new painting. Watercolor and gouache on wood 😊 #woodpainting #watercolorpainting #gouache #foodtruck #japanesefood #cartoon #workinprogress #alinachau
The 3200 year old tree so massive that it had never been captured in a single image until recently.
This giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume. The trunk alone measures 27 feet and the branches hold 2 billion needles (more than any tree on the planet).
This picture took a team of photographers from Nat Geo, 32 days and stitching together 126 different photos to make.
Good wood - the ‘Tilt’ collection by Swedish minimalists MAVIS
Been reblogging a lot of desks lately.