Back in February, CDB posted about all the wood detailing she was seeing at ISPO trade fair and it doesn't seem to be letting up. I was recently at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei and they have this enormous wooden ball, consisting of cross-sections of trees, in their lobby.
Here are some more inspiring works using timber.
Occasional Table/Stool by Blue Nature: imprisoned wood in acrylic glass
Wayco International stool as seen at the Singapore Trade Fair 2010
Small garden house designed by Piet Hein Eek in Hilversum, Netherlands. The log house was commissioned by Hans Liberg.