custom wood ipad stand

The busiest shopping week of the year just passed us by, and yet … no recommendations from Dornob? Well, here is an unusual one on behalf of a friend, colleague and former teacher who helped build a unique (previously-featured) desk: how about a beautiful retro-styled, hand-crafted, high-end iPad accessory you can play a key part in making a manufactured reality?

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Paula Anne Patterson is well on her way to turning a one-time (birthday present) prototype into a full line of makes for various iPad, iPhone and iPod touch models. Using Kickstarter, she is accepting pledges to help buy tools and materials. In exchange, donors are given a variety of nifty items (up to and including a V-luxe of their own and smaller items for non-iPad-but-Apple fans) for helping get this project off the ground.

In the past, Dornob has contributed to such Kickstarter projects as a mobile shopping-cart shelter and a hand-crafted yurt. In both of those cases, though, the funds went toward financing a first round – and not to someone who this editor has watched first-hand toil over every last design detail from concept to execution.

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In this instance, too, the stakes are a bit higher as Paula heads into the second stage of production- and since this forms the basis of her larger endeavor: BKNY design. So, if you are game to give a little this holiday season (and perhaps get something back), go ahead and lend her a hand!

“Paula Anne Patterson is the founder of BYNY Design. She is trained as an architect and has a background in furniture design and fabrication. BKNYdesign is dedicated to thoughtful and respectful use of materials through design and craftsmanship that is focused on the longevity and cultural relevance of fabricated objects. Paula makes beautiful and functional objects out of walnut, cherry and mahogany woods, including the V-luxe handcrafted wooden iPad accessory stand featured in the New York Times and Popular Mechanics.”