Australia

04
SEP
2017
Stylish living room with neutral colour palette

Modern rustic interior decor at The Estate Trentham

If you’re fortunate enough to visit or reside in Melbourne, Australia, The Estate Trentham, should get straight on your radar. The three bedroom house, surrounded by gardens, is available to rent as an idyllic country retreat, just one hour from the coastal capital. The... Read More →
26
FEB
2016
Hotel-Hotel-Reclaimed-Wood-Interior-by-March-Studio

Reclaimed timber interior by March Studio

Melbourne designers March Studio transformed the foyer interior of Hotel Hotel in Canberra, using thousands of planks of salvaged wood. The planks are fixed around the ceiling and walls with steel rods, with stunning results. Surrounding the foyer’s grand staircase, the... Read More →
23
JUL
2013

Jewellery made from found objects by Jasmine Matus

Jasmine Matus is a contemporary jeweller and maker from Sydney.  Experimenting with concepts, materials and scale, her pieces often juxtapose unconventional materials, pairing precious metals with plastics, paint, wood, felt and found objects.  She says “Jewellery is... Read More →
07
MAY
2013

Lampshades decoupaged with vintage papers

Loving these beautiful lampshades by Australian upcyclist Rachel Burke and founder of Patturn.  She uses decoupage to apply vintage maps, dress patterns, sheet music and comic book pages to the shades which are made to order or available to buy here on Etsy! Images via Patturn... Read More →
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13
SEP
2012

Jewellery made of material found on the streets of Melbourne

Roseanne Bartley is an Australian jewellery artist who uses found materials collected from the streets, laneways and parklands of Melbourne to make her pieces.  She carries a small pack of tools on her travels and pauses along her journey to drill and thread the fragments with... Read More →
12
JUN
2012

Sea glass jewellery by Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward is a New Zealand born jeweller from Brisbane. Her work features recycled materials, particularly sea glass and pebbles found on remote beaches on the South Island of New Zealand. She also collects recycled glass from demolition yards, beaches, second hand shops,... Read More →
28
MAY
2012

Makedo self-connectors for upcycling

Makedo is a set of self-connectors which allow you to easily join cardboard, plastic and fabric to form new objects and structures.   Play objects, kid’s costumes, furniture and decorations for the home can all be made from the stuff around you and after use, easily dismantled... Read More →
09
DEC
2011

Christmas trees made from recycled materials

In 2008 The Rocks in Sydney began a tradition of building a Christmas tree out of recycled materials.  First it was stacked chairs, in 2009 they utilised 18,000 plastic soft drink bottles and in 2010 they stepped up their game with a tree made of 100 bicycles donated by CMA... Read More →
11
NOV
2011

Bowerbirds and their upcycling instincts

So today we turn to nature for inspiration.  The Bowerbird is the ultimate upcyclist – a bird that inhabits the tropical regions of New Guinea and northern Australia, famously known for its courtship behaviour (and flair for interior design).  The males build a structure... Read More →
30
JUL
2011

Jewellery Stands

Just admiring all the beautiful items on Polli which sells sustainable jewellery and homewares, designed and made in Australia.  These jewellery stands are made from locally salvaged timber.  Jungle Stand above is inspired by the work of  Dr Jane Goodall who made ground-breaking... Read More →