Monthly Archives: February 2010

OUR SILVER BULLET! The Cast Aluminum “Slab”

Not content to receive nature’s blessings, we have decided to push the envelope…. Originally conceived as part of our “Retaliation Collection” (more about that later…), we have taken a selection of extraordinary slabs of wood, and made molds from them, casting them into aluminum slabs. With all the cool beauty of white metals, and the […]

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TOPO!

The landscape of our lives is inspirational, always. Here we have graphed it into the classic topographical map and tucked it nicely under glass…sexy legs….good color… the works. Talk about mixed metaphors! We can of course take your backyard, your family estate, even your bedsheets and topo them. This should be fun. And serious. And […]

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WORLD’S LARGEST BLACK WALNUT SLABS

Sometimes the cycle of life is writ so large it makes your eyes pop… High in the Pacific Northwest a mammoth tree went into decline. Having lived at the confluence of two rivers, it grew to astounding proportions. The takedown history, and the resulting slabs, are also of astounding proportions. Each slab measuring 8′ WIDE […]

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ALL THE VISUAL INFORMATION OF A GREAT TREE… WITH THE BEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF GLASS.

We proudly present the Micro slab/Glass Duet! Caught between the desire to show the fractal elegance of character grade wood and the curse of its forcible nature, we created the micro slab. All the beauty with one-tenth the weight. What better to do than gift-wrap a perfect low iron glass box with it. We have […]

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WE’VE GONE BICOASTAL…

“In addition to our NYC showroom (The Portal to Imagination!), we have just opened our west coast showroom at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. Also featuring the Hous Projects gallery, this 3000SF space is visual caviar, with exceptional pieces of JOHNHOUSHMAND functional art combined with the work emerging international artists. The collection gives […]

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Just What the Heck is “Solid Character-Grade” Wood Anyway?

The industrial process of harvesting trees for wood products has become such a specialized method that only a very small percentage of trees are deemed usable. They must fit into a matrix that includes such considerations as log size, hardness, color and grain structure and aesthetics, mill-ability, weight, and more. As most wood products are […]

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Audio Slideshow: About John Houshmand

At  John Houshmand we like all sorts of toys including Dozuki saws, belt sanders, high-speed drills, huge chainsaws and other dangerous stuff that allows us to make our creations. But we also love digital MP3 recorders, hi-def video cameras, Twitter, Flip video recorders, Adobe Lightroom, Camera Raw and any other technology that helps us tell a good story […]

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