François Junod

François Junod has been making robots the old-fashioned way for over 20 years. Using precise micro-mechanics, Junod works out of his studio in Sainte-Croix pursuing his goal of making movements smoother and more human. Though he works primarily on commissions, his Modigliani-like art pieces and studio shots are well-documented here and you can find a history of automata here (complete with satisfying flash animations). Also …

Record Specs

Last week we brought you Scott Urban, the Chicago-based sculptor and designer, and his spectacles of wood. This week Urban reinvents humble frames once again, using vinyl records to craft his Record Specs. Made from four layers of old LPs, Urban will also custom-make pairs—from your own collection natch.

Urban Spectacles of Wood

Scott Urban is a sculptor and designer of custom wood eyewear frames. Working with each customer, he designs a unique frame suited to their needs and desires. Customers choose from exotic woods sustainably grown and harvested in Brazil, including Coco Bola, Bloodwood, Padauk, Goncalo Alves, Snakewood and Purpleheart. In addition to their eco chic credibility, wood frames offer antibacterial, form fitting and natural weather resistant …