A Family Legacy: The Big Creek Lumber

A Family Legacy: The Big Creek Lumber

May 19 2016

Over time, legacies are thought of as the most precious inheritances or heritages in diverse forms, passing on from generation to generation. But the power of a legacy lies in how it evokes people’s shared feelings and memories, and forges an innermost bond among them. The McCrary brothers, co-founders of a wood mill, have involved in responsible forest stewardship and timber production with an abiding love for the family land along the Big Creek area, California since 1946. Upholding and expanding the legacy, they come to seek for a continuation of environment-friendly, conservation-minded management that would contribute to the sustainable living of woodland in perspectives.

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Wood Culture Festival in Şişli

Wood Culture Festival in Şişli

May 19 2016

2015 World Wood Day-Wood Culture Festival was held in Şişli, Istanbul, Turkey. This event comprising wood music, folk art, and other interactive activities offers a great opportunity for the public to approach wood culture.

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Design in Wood

Design in Wood

May 19 2016

San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (SDFWA) is a well-known non-profit corporation organized in 1982, with more than 1,000 members who share the love of woodworking. Each year, SDFWA holds the exhibition “Design in Wood” with the San Diego County Fair, exhibits more than 300 pieces of art works, and demonstrates traditional woodworking techniques.

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Traditional Music of Turkey with Wooden Instruments

Traditional Music of Turkey with Wooden Instruments

May 19 2016

This Wood Culture tour will introduce you to the primary music genres and wooden instruments in Turkey. The musical culture of Turkey is shaped and influenced by the multiple ethnicities within Anatolia region through out history. It can be categorized into two genres, Anatolia Folk music and Ottoman/Turkish Maqam music. Traditional Instruments also fall under these categories as well. We will explore the materials the instruments are made from, their history, and the bound between the instruments and musicians.

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Da-Ching Incense Making Factory

Da-Ching Incense Making Factory

May 19 2016

The history of Da-Ching Incense Making Factory can be traced back to more than 150 years ago when their ancestors started selling joss papers and sticks as the family business. The actual incense-making factory was first established by their great grandfather Mr. Mao-Gui Hsieh in 1945. It is now a 4th-generation operated family business headed by Mr. Po-Chuan Hsieh with the goal of keeping the traditional skill alive in the modern society. Although they are facing the problem of the soaring price of the raw material and decreasing uses of incense, they are resolved to pass the skill down to the future generations.

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The Wood Spirit

The Wood Spirit

May 18 2016

In the Northern Wisconsin, USA, there is a family named Stone Dahl who live a simple and self-sustainable life in the forest. Jarrod and April, the parents of four children, use wood, the nature material that surrounds them, to hand-made utilitarian crafts, such as baskets, boats, spoons, bowls and snowshoes…etcetera.

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RETURN - Maker of Native American Style Flutes

RETURN - Maker of Native American Style Flutes

May 18 2016

Dennis Stubbs, the Arizona woodturner that was once a fervent collector of flutes, enjoys playing his handmade flute while strolling in the woods. It is all around his studio and house that a variety of fine flutes can be seen as he has been long drawn into the sound of them. Dennis becomes keen to make Native American style flutes—as a result of his wife’s suggestion. He crafts his works with meticulous hands in a way that is environmentally responsible, turning tree waste into recycled materials. Self-effacing as he is, the IWCS crew could literally feel his passion for wood during the filming.

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Our Dad's Shed

Our Dad's Shed

May 18 2016

What goes on in your Dad's shed? This is a documentary following the everyday work of my Father.

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Wood and Steel

Wood and Steel

May 18 2016

Carlos llerena Aguirre creates large woodcuts for the Biennale of Printmaking for Large Format in Venice. The Venice Printmaking Studio. Venice, Italy. These large woodcuts and others will also be exhibited during 2015 in a solo exhibition at: The Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL. The Dynamo Art Cocowalk Gallery, Coconut Grove. FL, USA. And the Galería ICPNA Miraflores, Peru in 2016.

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Dreamwoods

Dreamwoods

May 18 2016

It's about Venice, the floating city.

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