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 […]

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 […]

(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 […]

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 […]

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…). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 @ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


This lovely looking pallet-hack was seen @ fab site 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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