Home Decorating

19
DEC
2011

Stamped silverware

Bored of baubles? Check out these delightful Christmas ornaments from Etsy seller HeavyMetalMilkman.  They’re made from hand stamped upcycled silverware.  Image via Etsy Read More →
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07
DEC
2011

Art from reclaimed paper by Joseph Scissorhands

Something cheerful to start the day – paper cuts by Joseph Scissorhands.  Joseph Silcott is an illustrator and paper artist.  His work comprises reclaimed and reordered paper and other disposable ephemera gathered from various disparate sources. Above is Union Jack.... Read More →
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03
DEC
2011

Vintage paper ornaments

So apparently it’s nearly Christmas.  This can only mean the search is on for all things upcycled and festive.  First up is an Etsy find – paper creations by Leah Copplestone at LBC Paper.  These are hangings, ornaments and table decorations made of vintage paper from... Read More →
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23
NOV
2011

Upcycled quilts made from airline duvet covers

Old Threads make charming toddlers quilts with a history.  This great product is made from upcycled 600 thread-count decommissioned Virgin Atlantic airline duvet covers.  The quilts are cleaned, topped with upcycled cotton, filled with recycled hollowfibre and are screen-printed... Read More →
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21
NOV
2011

Lamps made from upcycled books by Bom Design

Pegasus is one of many fantastic creations by Michael Bom, a Dutch artist who makes sculptures and lamps from books.  The page leaves are folded in a way that gives the lamps an appealing translucency and a wonderful feathered and organic appearance.  His design studio Bom Design... Read More →
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08
NOV
2011

Remarkable Repurposing

Katie Thompson is a South African designer who ‘transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary’ by repurposing broken and unwanted furniture. Her company REcreate is home to a fabulous range of furniture lighting and accessories- here are a few favourites. Above is... Read More →
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25
OCT
2011

Ten Green Bottles

Things made from coloured glass always have a certain appeal but there is something particularly contemporary about these glasses by Bottlecrop in their varying shades of bottle green.  Wine and beer bottles have the tops cropped off, rims ground and smoothed to a soft matt... Read More →
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20
OCT
2011

The Shirt off his Back

Out this month is The Shirt off his Back – 30 projects for transforming everyday shirts into a range of home accessories by Juliet Bawden, a great read for crafty folk looking for a thrifty project.  You’ll find some brilliant ideas for turning old shirts into... Read More →
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29
SEP
2011

Walk Don’t Walk

Want to decorate your interior with a piece of NYC history? UK retailer Felix Lighting sell the original Walk Don’t Walk signs – a batch of units that became dead stock in 1999 when the city started taking these signs down.  The iconic design was gradually replaced... Read More →
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28
SEP
2011

Uncle Oswald Is My Hero

It’s all been kicking off with the London Design Festival and there are so many things to see that it’s hard to know where to begin.  Both Tent London and 100% Design however have proved very fruitful for seeking out some fantastic upcycled art and design.  A... Read More →
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14
SEP
2011

Cool Cats

How could I resist…?  Atomic Attic show us that even our pets can enjoy the benefits of upcycling.  Made from an Antique Blue Oshkosh Vintage Suitcase with handmade wooden legs and machine washable cushion, I’d buy my cats one of these… Read More →
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10
SEP
2011

Play Suspended

If filling that sparse wall with a conventional print seems like a dull idea, you could create a decorative feature with these vintage tennis racket mirrors instead – a great gift for tennis fanatics – available to buy at Velvet Ribbon Read More →
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08
SEP
2011

Birdwatch: Upcycled birdhouses by Gadget Sponge

  Little birds in need of some five star luxury should head straight to an upcycled bird house by Gadget Sponge – a place where junk, design and nature collide.  Every design is dictated by found objects so each piece is simply one of a kind.  Find more of these weird and... Read More →
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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 →
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21
JUL
2011

Data Lamp

With technology moving at an unfathomable rate, many upcyclists are relishing the task of doing something clever with redundant media formats.  If the CD clock just won’t cut it, perhaps we should take some inspiration from YeaYea studio based in Leipzig, Germany.  They... Read More →
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18
JUL
2011

Sunday Best

I couldn’t possibly let this one go amiss – designer Demelza Hill‘s ‘Sunday Best’ – a fabulous jumpsuit made of dusters.  As well as having an awesome name, Demelza is one very talented young lady.  The ‘Sunday Best’ jumpsuit pays... Read More →