repurposed materials

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 →
11
SEP
2012

Steam punk at the Paralympics 2012 closing ceremony

You couldn’t miss the convoy of steam punk inspired vehicles at the Paralympics closing ceremony directed by Kim Gavin.  These crawling giant sculptures made of scrap metal heralded the Festival of the Flame and were put together by art collective Mutoid Waste Company.  The... Read More →
02
SEP
2012

Art with x-rays and film negatives by Nick Gentry

Nick Gentry‘s latest work follows on from his redundant media series of portraits on floppy disks.  Profile Number 7 (pictured above) comprises vintage film negatives, x-rays and oil on acrylic sheets.  The haunting photographic imagery can only be seen on close inspection... Read More →
29
APR
2011

Jam jar lights

Another wonderfully simple reuse idea. These charming jam jar lights from LampGoods are made from vintage jars – a perfect addition to the country cottage interior.  Buy them on Etsy now! Images via Etsy Read More →
18
APR
2011

Broken china made into jewellery

In the likely event of a riotous tea party (royal wedding here we come) broken crockery is usually deemed pretty much useless once its shattered into tiny pieces. But not according to Laura Beth Love, creator of Dishfunctional Designs. These unique jewellery items are made from... Read More →
07
DEC
2010

Paper rose made from dollar bills

An expensive genre of upcycling perhaps, but I couldn’t resist! PaperAffection on Etsy make durable origami jewellery, hairgrips and ornaments. This Money Rose is made of five $1 bills. Images via Etsy Read More →
07
DEC
2010

Canopy of white umbrellas by Organelle Design

Another gem in Organelle Design’s portfolio is GO! Gallery – a collaborative project which involved creating a temporary gallery in a forgotten courtyard at the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. A sculptural umbrella canopy hung above the chosen site to create an... Read More →
07
DEC
2010

Pendant lights made from coat hangers by Organelle Design

First, a look at Organelle Design, a small independent design studio based in New York and Vancouver. Amongst various design projects, they make organic inspired furniture and lighting such as the fabulous Hangelier light, pictured here. These form part of a series of pendant... Read More →