This video features an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. The ABC of Architects from fedelpeye on Vimeo.
Category Archives: General
Dovetail a Day
Inspired by Christopher Schwarz and my friend Jeff, I have started a dovetail-a-day project. Each day I will hand cut a dovetail joint. I’ll post the pictures here, warts, splits, gaps, and all. This project offers me the chance to improve some of my handwork skills and provides a great excuse to spend some time […]
The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz
Wow! That is all. The Skewed, Anamorphic Sculptures and Engineered Illusions of Jonty Hurwitz | Colossal.
STEM + Art = STEAM
The first person I heard evangelizing STEAM (as opposed to STEM) was Adam Savage from the science and engineering themed TV show Myth Busters. Now it’s a movement unto itself. Up with the arts! STEM to STEAM.
Science moves beyond textbooks at Mendota Heights school
Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minn., is home to the state’s first all-girl robotics team, which won last year’s Minnesota North Star Regional Championship. The school also has created a 4,000-square-foot facility dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math, complete with space for the team called the “Robettes.” Students and educators say […]
Simple And Fun Ramp Walker Toy
This toy is a great combination of simplicity and elegant design. Ramp walkers are nothing new but this model is great. The Automata Blog: Charming little rotund wooden elephant ramp walker toy.
Minka – Meditation on Traditional Japanese Woodworking
MINKA is a short documentary film about a remarkable Japanese farmhouse and the memories it contains. In 1967, an American journalist and his adopted Japanese son rescued the ancient house from the snow country of Japan, and their lives were forever changed. MINKA is an intimate story about place, architecture, memory and the meaning of […]
How They Built Houses in Japan
Japanese carpenters generally fall into one of 4 categories. Miyadaiku – Intricate joinery focused on the building of shrines and temples. Sukiya-daiku – Teahouse and residential carpentry sashimono-shi – Furniture makers Tateguya – interior finish carpenters This film explores the art of sukiya-daiku. It a fascinating look at the art of japanese hand work. How […]
The Woodwright’s School
If you are ever near Chapel Hill, NC, do yourself a favor and visit the Woodwright’s School. They are dedicated to the art of working wood with hand tools, wedge and edge. No screaming routers allowed here. The school is run by the PBS icon of over 30 years, Roy Underhill of The Woodwright’s Shop. […]
2nd Annual Pinewood Derby – 2009
If you weren’t a boyscout, you may not remember, this is the Pinewood Derby.