Rubber iPad sleeve

Rubber iPad sleeve

Hi-  Good stuff what your doing.  Wanted to share a new product we’re showcasing.  It’s an iPad sleeve made from a rubber running treadmill belt and lined with a recycled felt.  Pretty cool.  Love to see what your fans think.

Up-cycling industrial scale for Midhill diner

Dutch designer Willem Heeffer used 334 recycled cans for Top chef Hans Välimäki’s new American diner in Helsinki, Finland.  This is up cycling in industrial scale. After collection at the many committed restaurants and cleaning, these tins are transformed into fork and knife holders, bar lights, a floor to ceiling storage display and three chandeliers. 

The chandeliers give home to 21 Heinz Beanz classics each.  The lamps fit perfectly into the interior designed by Martina Rosenqvist and Vera Öller who used old corrugated roof panels to clad the bars. The single Heinz Beanz can where it all started from is for sale at: www.willemheeffer.com

Heinz Beanz chandelier

Tin can bar light

Tin can storage unit

Heinz Beanz chandelier

Sitgreen furniture!

With 9 Million Tons of furniture waste being added to our landfills every year, phoenix designer Jon Irons decided to found SITGREEN a company whose goal was to never contribute to that rising statistic. SITGREEN takes fully recyclable materials and turns them into pieces of functional, beautiful furniture. They don’t offer any floral patterned overstuffed armchairs, but what they do provide is a plethora of unique handmade furniture that is made with care from the most unlikely materials.

SITGREEN uses compression to hold their furniture together—not glue. The furniture is comprised of corrugated cardboard sandwiched between wood sidings and held together with steel hardware. When you are finished with their furniture simply disassemble it with hand tools and place the individual pieces into their corresponding recycling bins.

They are currently looking for funding on Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sitgreen/sitgreen-furniture). By supporting SITGREEN you are supporting a world without waste.  Their goal is to keep 1 million lbs of waste out of the landfill in 2013.

Paracord Handles For a Refinished Dresser.
http://discardeddevelopment.blogspot.com/2013/03/paracord-dresser-handles.html
Talon Coat: This is a coat I made from five different second-hand coats, three leather, one brocade, and one fox fur. It has a “fob” I made from the foot of an owl that my father shot because it was after our chickens when I was about ten years old. I post my art projects and writing about them at my blog Revisionary.

Talon Coat: This is a coat I made from five different second-hand coats, three leather, one brocade, and one fox fur. It has a “fob” I made from the foot of an owl that my father shot because it was after our chickens when I was about ten years old. I post my art projects and writing about them at my blog Revisionary.

Decoupage/Yarn Wine Bottle Vase with Twig and Paper Flower Arrangement

Decoupage/Yarn Wine Bottle Vase with Twig and Paper Flower Arrangement

Upcycled domino brooch by Glitterbugdoodlebean on Etsy.

Upcycled domino brooch by Glitterbugdoodlebean on Etsy.

Repurposed Record Cake Stand

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Vinyl Cake Stand @ Recycled Market

Re-upholstery via polymer.

Re-upholstery via polymer.

Steampunk cuff links - upcycled vintage watch movements

It seems so sad that beautiful pieces like these that took so much time to make end up as land fill when they are works of art in their own right. So they are now brought to life as cufflinks, brooches, earrings, rings, pendants and tie tacks.  Now available through Recycled Market

Buy recycled gifts at Recycled Market

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