paulownia

Tree to Sea

Here's a short movie by Barry Mottershead showing the handcrafting of an Alaia board from Paulownia wood. You'll usually find Barry crashing around on huge Iri...

The Alaia/finless movement

This is the final chapter in Tom Wegener's journey into finless, paulownia board design. A journey which began back in 2005 and which took Tom across continent...

Obeche

Paulownia is arguably the best and currently the most popular wood for alaias and paipos, but here in Europe it’s difficult to source and expensive.The anci...

Agave art|board

Last week I had a visit, as they passed through Melbourne on a board-delivery errand to the Victorian coast, from Paul and Sage Joske… Father and son, teacher a...