Life in the Past Through Stunning Color Photos Captured by Fred Herzog

Reader spruce, 1959.

Fred Herzog was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1930. Losing both his parents during and after the war, he immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in Vancouver the following year.

Herzog studied photography magazines while working for the CPR steamship line and later was employed as a medical photographer. By day he earned his living at UBC, on evenings and in his spare time he walked through Vancouver with his camera, observed and documented the daily life and soul of the city. Continue reading

Wood Artist Jack Lebond Creates Fantastic Grenade End Tables

It’s a classy and elegant look that shows your houseguests or new romantic partners what they’re getting into. Etsy seller Jack Lebond of Austin makes these 18 and 24 inch tall tables out of plywood. They’re unfinished, so you can paint them however you like. I suggest bright pastels for the children’s bedrooms.

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“Most of my works are created from reclaimed wood, others from renewable species plywood, and a few from acrylics and steel. Some pieces are painted, some further aged, others left raw and beaten. Many are laser engraved, which contrasts nicely with the rustic, randomness of wood. If you see something you like, shoot me a message to purchase. If you don’t, well, I love to do custom work – shoot me a message and we’ll get something started for you,” says Jack. Continue reading