Boots N Gus takes vintage to a whole new level by pairing it with recycling and reusing.
Those beautiful vintage plates and kitchenware can have a new life in the form of lighting: brilliant way to upcycle! Also, bird feeders and hanging planters. Lovin’ it all!
In one of the 3 stories in my favorite book, New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, the man collects objects found in the streets of New York during his everyday walks. They are all broken or damaged, and therefor, he asks himself if these should still be called by the same name, since they don’t serve the purpose anymore for which they were created for in the first place. For example, should an umbrella without its fabric still be called an umbrella?
Anyway! When I saw these photographic shots by Barry Rosenthal, created with detritus found on beaches (mostly plastics), spitted back to us by the sea, I immediately thought of this book.
Art with garbage. Me likes.
Via } Etsy
I have a love of the vintage. But I don’t have the tools (nor the skills) to modify and repurpose some. Yet, anyway.
Over at Ndustries (Toronto), Nigel does just that, and beautifully! As of now, he concentrate on lighting and stools/magazine racks, but oh, you can just feel the possibilities his talent has for so much more too! I will def be checking this shop often! ;)
These totally eco-friendly chairs by Orchard Studio (UK) are made of recycled OSB board and royal mail elastics.
Pick your color, and receive it flat so you can assemble yourself. So fun!! :)
Have always loved barn wood as a material. Perhaps because it has a past, it has seen and survived numerous season changes. It has a present, one of raw sturdiness. And with the craftiness and eco-friendliness of folks like Birdloft, it can have a future.
Those little metal hardware extras are, to me, just the bright red cherry on the creamy sundae, ya know?
Felt like pimping my friends over at .tomate d’épingles. today! :)
They (my friend Guylaine and her sister Isabelle) offer jewelry (for men too!) made from recycled material: vintage ties and vintage printer’s films (topographic maps, as well!) are some of the materials they praise on!
Snoop around their shop for some more eco-friendly goodness!!!
Yup! I’m a puzzle fan, altho I don’t do some often… Last time was like 6 years ago maybe? Add wood, eco-friendly (sustainably harvested wood, solar-kiln dried, plant-based, bio-degradable plastic sleeve) and handmade, and I go completely gaga!
These wooden puzzles by Timber Green Woods might look easy at 4in large, but hum, I have a feeling they are just NOT. I’ll let you know in an update, cause I’m going to buy one, for sure.
Also check out the rest of a shop, it’s totally worth a look! Loving the Spaghettiometer in particular! :D