Touch Wood

Patience, decreed by nature.

Issue 27

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Design

These elegant wooden pieces speak to the ability of craft to marry beauty and strength. Whether it’s a one-of-a-kind biomorphic wooden sculpture or a handcarved solid wood centerpiece made from the trunks of walnut, cherry, maple and oak trees, wood as design makes for a valuable lesson in what can be achieved with time and calm. As transcendentalist poet Ralph Waldo Emerson would have it, nature’s secret is patience.

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