I have a thing for wooden things. I recently purchased a wooden honey spoon and bookmark because, well, they were wooden and pretty.
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.
You can choose from one of their designs:
Or submit your own instead:
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.