Cradle to Cradle or Myth to Legend

Sergej Kirilov Rosewood Side Table

Sergej Kirilov Rosewood Side Table

Mass production saves time. Time is money. Mass production makes money. Money buys time.
When we had amassed plenty of time and money and had more stuff than we had holes in the ground to hide it all in, recycling was born. Well, born again really, because before mass production people always recycled things. Then along came cradle to cradle, because we had finally admitted that we threw things away too quickly. So we now plan throw things away before they even leave the factory. We find it difficult to survive without technology, but it is doomed to replaced with a superior version.  Ridiculous I hear you cry, while reading this blog on a soon-to-be-obsolete-device.  This hybrid recycling has none of the magic of a phoenix.

It would be unfair to suggest that everything can or should be made to last. Unfortunately too many things that should be made to last aren’t anymore. Fortunately, some people also take the time to make things that last for hundreds of years and you can find some of there here. Welcome to Cabinets of Curiosity.


Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

Work in progress


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