• Feather DIY

    Free flyin’ feather D.I.Y

    tisdag, oktober 16, 2012

    I’ve been experiencing somewhat of a writers block lately, meaning no posts on the blog for a while. However, I’ve been pinning daily doses of D.I.Y onto Pinterest and Facebook, so make sure to connect over there to stay tuned! Anyways, what better way to celebrate ridding the shackles of writers block than with some [...]

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  • Cross Stitch DIY Ideas & Tutorials

    Itchin’ to be stitchin’

    onsdag, september 19, 2012

    Oh boy have I gotten the itch for cross stitch! In my quest to find a cure, I’ve stumbled across the most amazing Cross Stitch DIY projects and tutorials, 10 of which I’ve gathered below. As awesome ideas tend to come from equally awesome people, tapping in to the stories behind the ideas comes highly [...]

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  • Cut-in-half table DIY

    The great DI(-Y)VIDE

    tisdag, september 18, 2012

    I gotta tell y’all, the D.I.Y blogosphere is indeed where the magic happens! The round-up of ideas in this post aims to prove my case by gathering of bunch of projects that I refer to as 2-in-1 magic makeovers. The featured projects shows how to make the most out of less (with a little help [...]

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  • Hacky hanger

    Hacky Hanger D.I.Y

    fredag, september 7, 2012

    Coat hangers are super easy to come by, you’ve probably got a bunch of old ones stacked at the back of your closet or in a dusty box in the attic, am I right? Instead of leaving them to that drab destiny, plunge into the pool of inspirational D.I.Y ideas featured in this post! The [...]

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Inspiration

Rupert Blanchard Side Table
Nov
6

Super Rupert

In a previous post I crowned Piet Hein Eek the King of upcycling…Being firm believer in upcycling and the need for more ScrapHacking action out there…I am happy to announce that there is a rival to that crown! Briton Rupert Blanchard, who just recently won the ”Best Product Design Award” in the British Design Awards, [...]

Campana Brothers book shelf
Nov
6

Favela chic

The über-talented Brazilian Campana brothers (Humberto and Fernando) created this spectacular, sculptural bookshelf from reclaimed pieces of scrap wood. The contained messyness provides a stunning contrast to your average bookshelf…and makes it a perfect complement to the tidy urban home in need for some edge… The scrap-wood piece is inspired by a previous creation, The [...]

AYO by Ryan Frank
Nov
4

Life (is) in the shade

You´ve gotta love the this recent project by Ryan Frank… cause it´s goddam great! AYO – or ”Add Your Own” – invites us all to play and collaborate (and who doesn´t want that?). The idea is to sell lights without lampshades, and encourage users to re-cycle locally! The A(dd)Y(our)O(wn) lighting range gives everyone the chance [...]

Pipe Shelves by Stella Bleu Designs
Nov
4

Brilliant Plumbing

Tubes and pipes are super-versatile hacking material…Add some crafty ingenuity on top of that fact and you get the awesome creations of Etsy vendor Stella Bleu Designs! The quirky cool assortment features various pipe shelves and chandelier with built in lighting, all with that industrial, honest grit…Let this great hack inspire some pipe hacks of [...]

Feature - Paul Loebach
Nov
3

Hue-moristic inspiration

For the record…This is not really a ScrapHack, but…this idea has great scraphack potential! This is the Gradient table by Paul Loebach (produced by Areaware). These are Loebachs own words describing his creation: Inspired by the contrast of rough construction techniques and the soft beauty of graduating hues of color, the gradient table uses four [...]

The best pallet coffee tables
Nov
2

Top-10 Pallet Coffee Tables

Here´s a selection of some pretty neat pallet coffee table hacks I found on the web…To make your own one – follow my 7-step tutorial in the site! I painted my table white – let the pictures inspire some cool customizations – there is a pallet coffee table for every palate – How will you [...]

Paper Letter Dress by Jennifer Collier
Nov
1

Paper Couture…

Paper artist Jennifer Collier is a clever scraphacker indeed…Her remarkable art is paper-based and created through various techniques like bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching…Let her vision inspire you! I produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects. The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed [...]

flipped ginette lapalme pic
Nov
1

Ginette makes us giddy

I feel all giddy with inspiration from seeing these flouro-painted sticks by artist Ginette Lapalme… I guess all you need for some scraphack copycat-action are some branches and some paint…Of course, getting this great result is not to expect for all of us…Artistery like this is hard to mimic! The sticks feel like magical totems for [...]

steve jobs scraphacked new
Okt
31

A scraphack tribute

This scraphack tribute to tech hacker Steve Jobs was made from a disassembled MacBook Pro by the Foundry research team @ Mint Digital. Hear their words about how they meticulously tore the laptop to pieces and hacked its parts into something quite different… Beyond the smooth sheen of its outer casing, lays one of the [...]

Bottle Garden, Brazil
Okt
31

Genius in a bottle

This genius hanging garden in the form of old plastic bottles, strung together and planted with flowers, spices and medicinal herbs, was designed by Brazilian design studio Rosenbaum. The vertical garden was part of TV show Caldeirao do Huck which help boost the quality of life of poor families. The PET bottle wall was part [...]

The Pallet Office
Okt
31

ScrapHacks @ the office

Doesn´t this scraphacked pallet office make you look straight into the (sad) eyes of your boring office space? I find it really weird that offices in general are so boring, that they get so little love! It´s weird since we spend so much time at the work place and since we seem to have so [...]

Lost & Found stools
Okt
30

No frumpy stumps…

Don´t these clever ScrapHacked stools just make you want to smile? I adore the exciting combo of tree stump top and bright popping bases made from furniture and material found in the trash. The design is by Dave Cameron and Toby Hadden of UK-based studio &made, who set the goal to spark a dialogue about [...]

cambellslamp2
Okt
29

A Souperb Idea Indeed

An awesome scraphack idea, no? I guess that had not Warhol made the Campbell soup can an icon, these ´Can Lights´ by Willem Heeffer for FUSE would perhaps not seem as retro chic…However, the Warhol legacy is one popcultural fact and the iconic graphic paired with a upcycling twist do make quite the couple. The [...]

Design by Codesign for Stadsmissionen
Okt
29

ScrapHacker Patriotism

Just like the faintest glimpse of a Volvo car in a foreign movie makes me all giddy with patriotic pride, I find that seeing Swedish stuff/people/anything featured in international magazines also unleashes a smug rush of through my Swedish veins…Add some scraphacking action (and a dash of yellow) on top of that and i´m  hooked… [...]

wesbenn locker
Okt
29

Simply the Wes

Photographer, Furniture designer and Etsy vendor Wes Bennett is something of a ScrapHacker idol  – not only has this guy got amazing maker skills, he also has a fantastic eye & great taste (in my mind anyway!)…He works his magic out of a Albany (N.Y) studio, his style is industrial yet with a punch of [...]

Nic Parnell - ScrapHacker Talent
Okt
28

Pick Nic under the tree

The work of crafty furniture designer and ScrapHacker talent Nic Parnell makes me all warm and fuzzy inside! Last weeks feature @ major eco site InHabitat.com has hopefully achieved a well deserved boost to the career of this super talent. As with any great idea, it´s the simplicity that makes Nic´s stuff stick out from [...]

Boxel Pavillion
Okt
28

Got 2000 beer crates?

Who´d had thought 2000 beer crates could morph into something as cool as this? The featured (temporary) structure is called the ´The BOXEL pavillion´ and was built as part of course in digital design @ Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design in Germany. The beer crates, supplied by a local brewery had, prior to [...]

Pallet Kitchen Island
Okt
28

Pallets for the Kitchen

There are a lot of pallet lovers out there, and we´ve seen a lot of great pallet tables, chairs and sofas…Featured here are some great looking, clever applications for the kitchen to inspire your own hacks! Personally, I think the black pallet kitchen island is genius – 6 basic pallets, some screws and some matte [...]

Big-Crunch-by-Raumlabor-3
Okt
27

Enter the ScrapShack

The idea for the installation ”The Big Crunch” designed by Raumlabor and part of a summer architectural happening in Darmstadt, Germany, was to assemble a swarm of common scrap that had been cast away at a nearby dump. Items of civilization such as furniture, refrigerators, wooden items, scrap, timber, windows etc were all used to [...]

Biergarnitur outside the Mazooka store in Berlin
Okt
27

Eine Bier(-garnitur) Bitte

A ´biergarnitur´ (”A beer set”) is a combination of a table and two benches. It´s very rare for any Berlin restaurant to have anything else than this type of set, how that is I don´t know – Perhaps regulation? Perhaps just German rationality? The tables and benches have folding metal legs, they´re manufactured as standard [...]

Adirondack Do Tank project
Okt
27

Chairing the love…

You gotta love this wonderful ”chairbombing” project by folks at DoTank:Brooklyn. They made themselves some of pallet chairs and then dropped completed chairs at spots around the hood. Check out the video for some hard core inspiration: DoTank:Brooklyn – Chair bombing at North 5th and Berry from Aurash Khawarzad on Vimeo.  Inspirational stills from the [...]

Sticky counter
Okt
26

A Sticky idea

This sticky scraphack idea was spotted @ Liberty in London. The front panel of the check-out counter has gotten a energizing and modernizing facelift by the help of random colored tape patches in yellow, blue & white. Did this simple & supercheap idea get your ScrapHacker juices flowing? Then head out to the hard wear [...]

The splendid Lego Table
Okt
25

(Le-)go for it!

How come there are so little Lego furniture…When there are so much Lego? I mean we all know how to use it, yet we somehow don´t really apply the Lego Logic to other usages…Approximately 400 billion pieces have been made since 1958…and as we speak, 36 000 more are being molted each minute…That means there [...]

Michelberger Book Side Table
Okt
24

Mish Mesh MashUp

These clever & cool ScrapHacked sidetables -mesh cages filled with books and topped with a simple wooden top slabs- were spotted at my fav ´idea haunt´ Michelberger Hotel of Berlin. The hack shows a great was to make use of old books in this iPad-era (another take on this was featured in the previous post [...]

Pollock D.I.Y
Okt
24

Who needs Pollock?

I´ve always liked the artist Jackson Pollock – ”Jack the dripper” – and his trademark Action Painting technique (and any abstract messy art for that matter)…However, for most of us, Pollocks stuff are inaccessibly pricey (back in 2006 one classic drip painting was sold by Hollywood entertainment mogul David Geffen for a staggering $140 million…). [...]

Piet Hein Eek Scrap
Okt
21

The King of Upcycling

Dutch design star Piet Hein Eek has arguably been one of the most inspirational, influential and successful furniture designers during the last couple of years. Along with a highly productive studio, he has launched a large variety of pieces in his signature patchwork style, with scrap wood laid put in eclectic patterns and drenched in [...]

Kunststoffe, Berlin
Okt
21

ScrapHackers Paradise

Some dream of vacationing of sunny beaches…I like those too, but right now, my vision of paradise on earth is the Kunststoffe workshop, tucked away in a backyard in Berlin´s Pankow Area…It´s not a glamorous place, a bit scruffy actually (and not only round the edges). However, those traits are obviously outshone by the sun-rays [...]

Crates Cabinet
Okt
20

The Fate of a crate

Crates are a fantastic ScrapHack raw material…They´re durable, often colorful, and versatile – Upside down they can be a stool, with back against the wall – a shelf…As seen in a previous post on The Wonderful Prinzessinnengarten Garden in Berlin, they can be used to serve practically any function! The featured create cabinet (seen @ [...]

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