There is perhaps no more iconic, beloved, unique and beautiful reading chair than the Eames Lounge Chair. But the classic Eames Lounge Chair originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller wasn’t quite special enough for Ottawa-based DIY builder Andrew Szeto. So what did Szeto do? He decided to make his own hybrid version of the iconic chair that replaces the traditional wood components with pieces made from recycled skateboards. This isn’t the first DIY project we’ve seen done with laminated and glued up skateboard decks, but it is by far the most impressive final project and video. Sure, Szeto had a great big space and a few higher end tools to work on the project, by and large it was done with affordable handheld tools, which means you could, in theory do something like this yourself. Prepare to be mesmerized by the full video.


We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”