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  • Design in Wood: The Winners, part 1

    by John Lavine     Monday, June 25, 2012
    When I traveled to San Diego earlier this month, I had a few tasks. Some of them involved articles for upcoming issues of American Woodworker and Woodwork magazine, but my main mission was to select two pieces from the Design in Wood exhibition for "Best...
  • Design in Wood: The Winners, part 2

    by John Lavine     Friday, June 29, 2012
    Selecting "Best of Show" awards at the San Diego "Design in Wood" exhibition on behalf of Woodwork and American Woodwork was a challenge. As I described in my last blog, the process for choosing the winner in the Furniture category...
  • Is it Art, Craft or Design? Part 2

    by John Lavine     Monday, July 23, 2012
    In my previous blog on this topic, I related the Tale of Four Bowls…the long story of Duchamp's famous "fountain" and the journey from design to art to craft and back to design. That post ended by asking if it was all simply a matter...