D.I.Y Plastic Bag Craft

Josh Blackwell - Collage

Get crafty with plastic bags! Today’s post explores DIY Plastic Bag Craft, a fusion of traditional craft techniques like embroidery, crochet and braiding with the everyday plastic grocery store bag. I’ve gathered a pick of 6 awesome ideas to get your hacker juices flowing…First out are the awesome embroidered grocery bags by artist Josh Blackwell. [...]

Neon Renewal – 5 D.I.Y ideas

DIY Inspiration - Neon Renewal

Let a dash of D.I.Y neon spruce up your spring. I’ve gathered 5 doable examples to inspire some neon renewal and revamping of an old pair of shoes, a clutch, a purse, some glass bottles and your hallway mirror. Link to tutorials under each pic – Enjoy! D.I.Y Nail polish Painted Neon Sole High Heels [...]

Just in (suit-)case…

Suitcase chairs

It´s easy to stumble across beautifully aged vintage suitcases these days. I like them, sure, yet, with no specific long-term area of use other than the decorative ”it-item” du jour, it seems most of them will stay put in that market corner…unless, that is…some creative hackers come up with a straightforward way to re-use them… [...]

Fasten your seat belts

Story Cover Photo via Flickr user EnglishCookies

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 [...]

Power of making @ V&A

Power of making @ the V&A in London

”The power of making is a celebration of the empowering nature of making and the human instinct to create.” Walking into the exhibition Power of Making @ the V&A museum yesterday was like walking into my own head…Just like I am – along with a lot of you people reading this post  – the exhibition [...]

Pick Nic under the tree

Nic Parnell - ScrapHacker Talent

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 [...]

Inspired @ 4cycle

4cycle HQ

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 [...]

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