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 […]

Top-10 Pallet Coffee Tables

The best 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 […]

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 […]

ScrapHacks @ the office

The Pallet 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dancing on the ceiling

This glowy flowy jellyfish-like pod of ballerina pendants are hanging (or maybe rather ”floating”?) from the ceiling in one of Stockholms more popular waterholes – hot spot/resto Sturehof. The design dates back to 1997 and Swedish designer Jonas Bohlin. The retail price of one individual pendant, called ”Liv Lampan” (Swedish for ”The Life Lamp”) is approx 4900SEK (about […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Pimp your Billy – a 10 step tutorial

The Hack backdrop, on a personal level… I deemed my 4 old Billy shelves as: 1. a bit dingy (after years of heavy use) 2. a bit too basic (I bought them a poor student)… 3. a bit boring (being all plain n´ all..) 4. a bit insufficient and inefficient their 202cm height left wasted […]

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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