Fasten your seat belts

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Using old straps and belts are an easy way to rejuvenate an old piece of furniture. Use your old stuff, or find scrap belts & scrap chairs at your local flea market or thrift store. I found a great DIY video tutorial at Buildipedia which features a great upcycling series called ReHabitat, check out how [...]

Genius in a bottle

Bottle Garden, Brazil

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 [...]

Simply the Wes

wesbenn locker

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 [...]

Radiant Radiators…

Radiator Chair

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: [...]

Sharp @ Showraum

Showraum Berlin

Showraum in Berlin is a fantastic ”hack” studio and shop. Patrick and Regitze Kerti started the studio which features tons of great stuff made of found and recycled materials. The cupboard below is restored from West Germany of the late 50s. The graphic is one of Regitze Kerti`s architectural illustrations, hand painted in black and [...]

When Granny met Goth

Melody Rose Upcycled ceramics

On the legendary weekly markets, London´s Portobello Road features a buzz of crafty makers and exciting ideas. Something that caught my eye in particular (when I browsed the stalls there this August) was the upcycled ceramics by Melody Rosemeare and brand Melody Rose. Melody reinvents and repurposes the old floral ceramics by adding crisp, and [...]

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