• 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

JamesPlumb Concrete Stitches
Okt
20

From Cast-off to One-off

James Russell + Hannah Plumb = London based design duo JamesPlumb – ”two artists under one name who work with the overlooked and discarded, taking time worn antiques and cast-offs to create one-off assemblages, luminaires and interiors”   The couple and creative duo met while studying Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art and [...]

Dusty Deco
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20

A dash of Dusty Deco

Talented deco duo Edin Memic Kjellvertz and Lina Thofelt are indisputable masters of soulful, scrappy chic. I deem it impossible to leave their Dusty Deco store (or website) feeling anything but hugely inspired by their eye for potential…The assortment is selected with notorious fingerspitzengefühl, and further curated into imperfect perfection in sculptural still lives that [...]

Bench of Thought
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19

Thoughtful Rest

This glorious sculpture/lounger- ”Banco del Pensamiento” (The Bench of Thought”) was created by talented recycling artist and designer Alvaro Tamarit. At the base of the construction lies a structural reinforcement of wood. Recovered books has then been tightly stacked and topped with a thick layer of gloss varnish.  Want to have this one? It´s yours [...]

palletsofa
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19

Old+New+Borrowed+Blue

This lovely looking pallet-hack was seen @ fab site www.recyclart.org. It really shows the power of nice textile and color! The pallet frame consists of one and a half plastic pallet (the back is a pallet cut in half). but my guess is that a wood pallet would work just just fine too. So pic [...]

Letterpress table @ Liberty, London
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18

Say it with a letter…

This coffee table (seen at Liberty in London) morphed from plain to special given the vintage/upcycling twist provided by incorporating wood letterpress blocks into the design. Blocks of this type are, perhaps a bit unfortunately, common at U.S Flea markets. They´re the symbol of a fallen industry, of western modern history, freedom of expression…  In [...]

Färgfabriken, Stockholm
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18

Log-In here

This clever log-hack can be seen at art gallery Färgfabriken in the outskirts Stockholm. Logs are supported by a welded construction which combines the support of crossfeet with table functionality. If you try a go at this yourselves – watch your feet – logs are heavy!! As logs are really heavy, this other example, The [...]

washingmachinelampnew
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18

Bright idea @ ReMake

Say hi to the ”Sputnik” lamp designed by Jens Pettersson! The lamp was a entry in the design contest ReMake (organized by Stockholms Stadsmission). The shiny, sleek look is a far cry from its origin – the pendant lamp is made of the barrel of an out-of-service washing machine! The great shape of the drum [...]

Flags
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16

Blind(-s) Patriotism

During my last visit to Montauk (which is situated at the eastern tip of Long Island, outside NYC) I spotted some cool flags outside a giftshop on MainStreet (next to Shagwong restaurant)… The shape reminded me of wood blinds (i don´t think they are made out of old blinds although they looked like they could [...]

Pink Stool
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15

Cute cool stool

This cute stool was spotted in association to a M.Margiela Home display in Stockholm department store Nordiska Kompaniet. It captures the essence of scraphacking, with its basic, almost crude, design and its sloppy inspired piant job – do note the dripping paint, left ”uncensored”… All you need for some D.I.Y is to study the construction [...]

4cycle HQ
Okt
14

Inspired @ 4cycle

Yesterday I had the pleasure of accompanying a friend to the ”opening ceremony” of the Åsogatan (Stockholm) offices of company 4cycle. 4cycle has a great ScrapHacker mindset and a even greater ScrapHacker business idea, they offer a practical toolbox of creative solutions for waste management…Little wonder a ScrapHacker like me found this company very intriguing…Little [...]

Table @ Prinzessinnengarten
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14

Sweet Green Dreams…

The Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin´s Kreutzberg area is a dynamic concept in so many ways…As the garden is situated on a plot which is only ”borrowed”, all vegitation resides in flexible pallets. Hence, should the plan for the plot change, so can the plan for the garden…The garden produces 60 kinds of potato, and serves as [...]

Pink logs @ Hilfiger Pop-Up
Okt
13

Pretty in pink…

This sculptural pile of logs, coated pink paint, was spotted at a Hilfiger pop-up in NYC. The idea is fun and simple, all you need for some D.I.Y action are some logs… …and some paint in a shade of your choice… …Have fun ScrapHacking! SHARE

Balls of corks
Okt
13

Put a cork in it…

I saw some innovative and sculptural ideas on how to use old corks in a great window display of a Anthropologie store…I made me do some research. Did you know that cork has been used as bottle stoppers for more than 400 years? It is argued to be the best suited material to use as [...]

woodclock
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12

A clockwork D.I.Y

The Etsy shop Woodstock Clocks features tons of inspiration on cool ideas for some D.I.Y action! Their products show that all you really need is some imagination, a movement and some clock hands. The price range of the shop is very humble, so if you don´t feel like making a clock yourself – opt for [...]

Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street
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12

Scrappy Chic @ Pianos

Pianos restaurant and bar @ 158 Ludlow Street (at Stanton St) is not only the a great nighttime venue for concerts and drinks – it´s also worth a visit due to an abundance of scrappy chic and quirky cool style… The nighttime morph into a bustling live music venue (photos from www.pianosnyc.com) Visit Pianos online [...]

Pleated yarn bench
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11

Yearning for Yarn…

This cute low bench has a seat that´s made out of pleated yarn, and it made me instantly yearn a visit to the yarn shop…In order to make it your self you need to find a stool or bench with a loose seat (remove the seat to expose the naked frame), then get some yarn [...]

Vintage Ford Truck Grill
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11

Truck-or-Treat?

Automobiles are an integral part of the modern history of the Western world…Yet, although there may be some hardcore enthusiasts out there, most of us aren´t interested in cars that have lost their original function…This re-purposed Ford Truck Grill was spotted at the Williamsburg waterfront Flea. It reminds us of another era and shows a [...]

Radiator Chair
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10

Radiant Radiators…

This up-cycled radiator chair was spotted @ Anthropologie´s NYC Rockefeller store. A great whack hack! Although my metal working skills aren´t great, I can see the D.I.Y potential for someone with better skills and knowledge…Old style radiators can be found in local junk salvation yards – I found an example from www.salvoweb.com – see below: [...]

Won Hundred
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10

Scrap lookalike

Won Hundred -the Danish brand, started by Nikolaj Nielsen- has a great looking shop-in-shop @ Copenhagens Illum Department store. Elegant wood display units made of long cubical hollow boxes, provides practical storage and makes a sculptural statement. The same day I visited the store, I also passed by some street scrap wood in the street…Having [...]

Babel Fair
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10

Bright Blocks @ Babel

Babel Fair of NYC´s Elizabeth Street is packed with cool clothes and creative ideas. One that caught my ScrapHacker eyes in particular is the smart, new up-cycled and re-purposed usage of concrete hollow blocks (normally used in wall and foundation constructions, see picture below – the picture of the concrete blocks below is from www.bixbocement.se). [...]

Less is more
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9

Liquorice Pallets

I´m hooked on pallets – unless you hadn´t noticed…I always go for white highgloss finish, yet somehow, opposites attract! And I guess sometimes a layer of glossy black paint is all you need! These sleek and liquorice like pallets were used as benches outside a great store in Berlins Torstraße called Superficial. Superficial features many [...]

Nacka Byggnadsvård, Stockholm
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8

Blast from the past

Nacka Byggnadsvård specializes in stocking typical accessories and details in order for houses and appartments to stay true to the epoch it was built in. As a result, you will find anything from vintage door knobs to old original doors from the 1890´s and onward. They´re doing a great deed in maintaining an interest in [...]

Trunk Tower
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7

Trunk Tower

The Michelberger Hotel in Berlin is a great inspiration for all those clever, doable D.I.Y ideas! The Trunk Tower is a great focal point, the varying shades of muted greys, browns and greens and the varying sizes of the trunks create a stunning focal point in the reception. To D.I.Y you need to get ahold [...]

Brooklyn Industries
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7

Tired Tires No More

Brooklyn Industries is an industrious brand! Not only are their window sculptures eye-catching and intriguing – they also happen to be made of recycled inner tubes from truck tires! The attention grabbed by the B/W graphic sculptures are used to promote and spread knowledge on recycling practices. This is great win-win ScrapHack – Brooklyn Industries [...]

Shelf @ Urban Outfitters
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7

A load of logs…

The visual merchandisers @ Urban Outfitters are a creative breed indeed! This Logpile shelf, spotted in the flagship store @ 5th Ave/E 43rd St is one of many strong in-store design ideas. The D.I.Y potential is fairly obvious, what you would need is: 1. Wooden log cutoffs in varying lengths – maybe you have some [...]

Chloé Alberry Portobello Road
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6

Knobs´N´Stuff

Chloé Alberry on Portobello Road is a great shop for scrappy chic ideas. The shop features a wider than wide assortment of door knobs, handles and bar pulls. The ones featured in the picture below has great D.I.Y potential! If you study the photo you will realize that the basic stuff you would need is [...]

P1210926
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6

Match made in Heaven

A lovely matchbox wall sculpture caught my eye outside of the changing cabins at Anthropologie London Regent Street store! The hack is straightforward – vintage matchboxes were fastened onto the wall and along a grid of penciled lines that were left visible. The effect is a floating, 3D sculpture rich with meaning, association and stories! [...]

Scrabble Magnets, Anthropologie
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6

Scrabble Revisited

D.I.Y – Scrabble Magnets inspired by Anthropologie Basic, simple idea I saw at Anthropologie in London – Scrabble tiles are reborn into a life as magnets. What you need for the Scrabble Magnet D.I.Y: 1. Buy an old set of Scrabble in a yard sale alternatively, find one in your attic, or use the one [...]

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