Grove Macbook Back

Meet: Grove

I have a thing for wooden things.  I recently purchased a wooden honey spoon and bookmark because, well, they were wooden and pretty.

Honey spoon and bookmark from Harmony Potter

I also have a thing for electronics.  You don’t find much wood in electronics.  Why?  Well, some good reasons.  It’s imprecise in a way electronics don’t like to be.  It’s also pretty tough to manipulate down to the teensy sizes favored by most electronic-y things.  In a world of repetitive mass production at uber speeds, wood rarely makes the cut.

But when it does… oh isn’t it pretty.  My new favorite wooden things come from a neat little hipster den called Grove out in Portland.  They appear to be a band of merry revelers (be sure to check out the about page) beveling and sanding a line of ipad, iphone, and macbook cases primarily from bamboo.  Each week, they feature a designer and offer their stuff for $20 off – which helps, as it’s all a bit pricey.

Meet Grove

You can choose from one of their designs:

Grove Macbook Back

Or submit your own instead:

Custom options

In 4-6 weeks (takes awhile when you’re not outsourcing to some monster factory somewhere!) you’ll have a nice little conversation piece to call your very own.  And yes, people in line at Starbucks will ask you where you got it.

This entry was published on January 1, 2012 at 16:14. It’s filed under Buy, Meet: and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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