Jan 23, 2012 >> Well, Wood do you know: Mohop Shoes’ Annie Mohaupt carves out her favorite wood-themed finds.
Annie Mohaupt, artisan shoemaker of Mohop Shoes and this week’s G&F video, knows a thing or two about wood. When we asked her to contribute to The G&F Blog, she quickly channelled her wooden soled shoes and corralled some other favorite wooden finds. And just like Mohop shoes, Annie’s picks are all hand-made right here in the good ‘ole U.S. of A. by talented indie designers like herself.
ONE >> AUDIOWOOD BARKY TURNTABLE
A little bit James Bond and a little Grizzly Adams—and it plays music! This gorgeous turntable has many of the qualities of the perfect man, although it won’t help with the laundry.
TWO >> WOODEN COFFEE SCOOP SPOON
The sensation of a hand-carved scoop in your fingers makes the little coffee-making ceremony many of us do every morning feel a bit more special.
THREE >> WOODEN NECKTIE BY WOOD THUMB
Yes, a wooden necktie! Not only does this look ooze panache, but you can also just wipe your tie off when you accidentally dunk it in your coffee mug.
FOUR >> DOUBLE DOCK WOOD IPHONE DOCKING STATION
We all know Apple products are designed to be as sleek as possible, so I find the idea of putting a log on your desk to charge them to be wonderfully deviant.
FIVE >> ICON MODERN DESIGNS
Made mainly from reclaimed wood sourced in the Chicago area, Icon Modern’s designs can be found in chic locales such as the celebrated Roka Akor restaurant in River North. And lucky me! They are also our space-mates in our new workshop in River West.
SIX >> URBAN SPECTACLES
Wood-framed glasses and shades are becoming a big trend, but pioneering Chicagoan Scott Urban has been carving ultra stylish custom spectacles for over eight years. I’m dying to have a pair made from wood left over from my shoemaking process!
SEVEN >> CRIMEAN PINECONE LAMP
Created by a Russian designer, this breathtaking light fixture reminds me of the Poul Henningsen lamps that are seen in nearly every home in Denmark. The warm light filtering through the wood veneer is so hyggelig!
EIGHT >> HONEYCOMB KNUCKLEDUSTER
This knuckleduster ring, made in London, makes me happy. The design is so off-kilter, I just stare at it and smile and say “huh…”
NINE >> GEOMETRIC WOOD CANDLESTICKS
I love the geometric faceting of these elegant candlestick holders. The idea to score wood veneer so it can be folded to create an Origami-like sculpture is so clever!