For centuries, wood was the go-to resource for all manufacturing, from furniture to ship-making to dentures—until technology favored metals and plastics instead. While we’re big advocates of saving trees and protecting natural resources, we can still appreciate wood for its premium quality and everlasting appeal. Here are some of our favorite modern items that cleverly incorporate wood into their design.
Mixing premium hardwoods (like walnut) with vacuum-plated titanium, these shades offer the perfect blend of some of our favorite materials. Oh, and they’re stylish, too.
A couple of things about these splurge-worthy headphones: They’re crafted from the wood of old barrels from the Bushmills Distillery in Ireland, and they were co-designed by actor Elijah Wood—which is about as meta as things get.
This wallet, made from a single piece of wood, is smaller than most, but can still hold up to eight credit cards.
Your iPad was a precious investment. Protect that bad boy with this handcrafted sleeve—it even uses German wool on the interior.
Made in Brooklyn, this artisanal soap contains the usual ingredients like organic palm and olive oils, but also a few surprising ones: walnut powder and white willow bark, which are good for exfoliating skin.
Show your hometown pride by displaying one of these handcrafted wooden maps in your pad. Available cities include Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Aesthetically upgrade your dental game with this set of four toothbrushes, made from bamboo and nylon bristles. The brushes in this set feature inspiring words like “concentrate” and “meditate,” to help you get in the right mindset as you start and end each day.
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