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21
FEB
2013

Forage bow ties made from reclaimed fabrics

Great to discover Something’s Hiding in Here on Etsy – an awesome Philadelphia based design duo.  Their beautifully presented products include this paper chain kit which is cut from recycled letterpress printed paper with interlocking tabs so they’r... Read More →
14
FEB
2013

Vintage map artwork by Bombus

Today is the only day we can get away with sharing something heart-shaped – better make the most of it!  Why not express your love for your favourite part of the world with bespoke vintage map artwork by Bombus?  These make great gifts for a wedding or anniversary as they... Read More →
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31
JAN
2013

Cardboard jewellery by N-Product

These rings are made from laser-cut cardboard.  Each consists of multiple layers of paperboard, glued together and lacquered with a polymer epoxy to make them water, chemical and ultraviolet resistant.  Dominic Coballe and his wife Chrystale Ladouceur are the brains behind the... Read More →
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21
JAN
2013

Upcycled paper animal heads at Anthropologie

This weekend I visited the wonderful Anthropologie store in west London.  The shop not only sells some beautiful products made from reclaimed materials but boasts some incredible installations around the shop.  From an organic sculpture made from painted corrugated cardboard that... Read More →
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21
DEC
2012

Antique book paper prints

So I’m aware we may be past the online Christmas delivery date here, but I had to share these prints on antique book paper by Roo Abrook.  They also do a beautiful range of keepsake collages using vintage postage stamps, musical sheets and book covers.  For more great... Read More →
03
DEC
2012

Intricately cut out newspapers by Donna Ruff

Artist Donna Ruff from Sante Fe, New Mexico finds beauty and inspiration in sacred texts such as the Torah and the Qur’an as well as cathedrals, mosques and synagogues.  She also finds beauty in the New York Times and Manhattan phone book.  Her work with books and graphics is... Read More →
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17
AUG
2012

Bridal bouquet made of upcycled paper

It’s one wedding after another this month, but how many brides will be carrying an upcycled paper flower bouquet one asks? I’m a fan of these designs from Whether Paperworks by Melisa Simo. Not only do they last a great deal longer than a floral bouquet, they can be... Read More →
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13
AUG
2012

Couture dresses made from upcycled materials by Dumpster Design

Daisy Harris-Burland is the British designer behind Dumpster Design. Her couture and apparel lines bring new life to everyday materials such as card, bubble wrap, jay cloths and table cloths. Pictured above is one of her couture gowns which is crafted entirely from Christmas... Read More →
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05
JUN
2012

Jewellery made from upcycled vintage stamps

With the Jubilee weekend drawing to a close it’s a fitting time to share the work of Dee Barnes.  This British designer upcycles postage stamps and vintage buttons into fabulous jewellery.  Stamps still have the original franking marks on and are set in silver plated cups... 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 →
18
APR
2012

Magazine collage portraits by Derek Gores

Derek Gores from Florida has been a successful commercial designer and illustrator for fifteen years and is famed for his collage portraits made from recycled magazines, labels and found materials.  Influenced by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Max Ernst, he says he isn’t... Read More →
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17
FEB
2012

Beautiful light made from cookbook pages

Love this lamp by Hutch Studio.  It comprises 33 lampshade houses made from vintage 1950s cookbook pages. Image via Hutch Studio Read More →
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05
JAN
2012

Spiralling tower sculpture made from books by Matej Kren

Idiom is a spiralling tower of books housed in Prague’s Municipal Library by Slovakian artist Matej Kren.  The tower is made of hundreds of books that are stacked ‘Jenga’ style up to the ceiling.  A tear in the tower allows you to peer inside where a mirror... 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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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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