Home Decorating

23
OCT
2012

Furniture made from upcycled boat sails by Dvelas

With the weather in the UK less than inspiring, dreaming about lounging on a sunbed is a happy distraction.  This is all the more appealing when the loungers are made from redundant boat sails.  DVELAS Living Sails is a Spanish company that recovers sails that are so deteriorated... Read More →
20
OCT
2012

New Zealand wool blankets made into cushions by Seam

Seam by Sue McMillan is a lovely collection of upcycled pure New Zealand wool blankets.  These cushions and wheatbags have hand sewn vinyl and blanket motifs on the front in a range of modern, colourful designs.  Check out more here.  Pictured above – Kaikoura Kray. Bully... Read More →
20
OCT
2012

Reclaimed fishing boat wood tiles by Original Style

Add warmth to an interior with these beautiful Surabuya mosaics from Original Style.  They’re made from recycled wood from South East Asian fishing boats and come in tones of amber, russet and cinnamon.  Mosaics are priced from £19.02 per sheet and £209.95 per squar... Read More →
03
OCT
2012

Upcycled china by Melody Rose at TENT London

At this year’s TENT London there was plenty of exciting upcycled art and design on offer. First up, Melanie Roseveare of Melody Rose who upcycles long forgotten ceramics by applying brilliant new designs to cups, saucers and plates before re-firing them in the kiln at over... Read More →
28
JUL
2012

Kitchen island covered in lego by Munchausen

Danish design duo Simon Pillard and Philippe Rossetti (aka Munchausen) have covered a wooden kitchen island with 20,000 Lego pieces in their Paris apartment.  “We design mostly in black and white,” says Philippe, “our apartment is our place for emotional release, the... Read More →
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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 →
06
MAY
2012

Upcycled glass tiles by Ellen Blakeley

Ellen Blakeley was passing a shattered bus shelter in her San Francisco neighbourhood.  The glass had been shot out with BB guns and lay in glittering heaps on the asphalt.  Seeing great design potential in the tempered glass she was led into the world of glass mosaic and has now... Read More →
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16
APR
2012

Homeware made from upcycled wine bottles by Lucirmás

We’re very excited to discover Lucirmás a Spanish company which makes beautiful homewares out of upcycled wine bottles, all handmade in Barcelona, Spain. Their mission is to create products which utilize the charm, value and versatility of recycled glass. Glass is... Read More →
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07
APR
2012

Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

If you’re inspired to upcycle some old pieces of furniture this Easter weekend,  be sure to check out Annie Sloan‘s Chalk Paints.  This is a beautiful collection of 24 colours that have a matt, velvety finish.  They are specially designed for furniture but can also be... Read More →
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21
MAR
2012

Upcyclist and The Blue Economy

An enormous thank you goes out to Professor Gunter Pauli for his tremendous support for Upcyclist.  Pauli is an entrepreneur, lecturer, author and commentator in culture, science, politics, sustainability and the environment. His twenty books, including Upcycling (1999) have been... Read More →
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14
MAR
2012

Upcycled Selling Exhibition at The Old Cinema

Most excited to hear about the Upcycled Selling Exhibition at The Old Cinema (160 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PR).  The Old Cinema is a picture palace dating from the 1890s which has been refurbished into an antiques, vintage, and retro department store.  The exhibition takes... Read More →
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21
FEB
2012

Suitcase speakers by JukeCases™

Many thanks to Jon Napier for introducing me to JukeCases™ by Etsy seller SonValise.  These are custom vintage portable hifis made from recycled speakers and suitcases – stylish, portable and perfect for picnics and days at the beach.  Many speakers used are made... Read More →
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24
JAN
2012

Recycled Home book by Mark and Sally Bailey

For fantastic home interior inspiration check out Recycled Home by Mark and Sally Bailey.  This book demonstrates the very best in stylish, modern interiors created from upcycled, reclaimed and vintage objects and materials.  Integral to Baileys Home and Garden is a repair,... Read More →
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19
JAN
2012

Chandelier made from everyday objects by Winnie Lui

This incredible White Chandelier made of toys and everyday found objects is by Hong Kong designer Winnie Lui.  The random selection of assembled ephemera in uniform bright white casts magical shadows when lit.   Fifty of these limited edition lights have been made and you can... Read More →
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16
JAN
2012

Lighting made from broken glass by Lovers Lights

Lovers Lights are beautiful pendant lights by Janis Haves which are made from bits of leftover glass.  There are between 35 and 120 pendants in each light which are all hand cut. The glass that would usually end up in the skip is sourced from picture framers, window makers and... Read More →
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23
DEC
2011

German star wreaths made from newspaper

For more crafty festive touches, check out these German star wreaths made from newspaper, also known as Froebel Stern.  You can find out how to make them here via LinaLoo Read More →
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