License plates, cymbals, street signs, musical instruments, machine plates and metal rulers ... just a few of the salvaged things Devin Johnson turns into jewelry. Amazing jewelry, made in Minneapolis! I was lucky enough to oggle MakeShift Accessories in person at a recent street festival and it's impeccable. Not a word easily applied to re-junked stuff. But there it is. If you're up in MN, visit the actual store or shop on Etsy :)
Last week I posted a round-up of ideas for upcyling cardboard tubes. While I worked on that, an idea for a light slowly dawned (no, I cannot resist the obvious pun). This light was simple to make and because I used found materials, cost nothing.
A couple of weeks ago, an early morning run resulted in found treasure ... this little table. If the sun hadn't been hitting the stainless steel in a blindingly bright way, I might not have noticed it. But I did. And it took about 30 seconds to establish the important things about it: the top is solid wood, the frame is in perfect condition and it's balanced. So I grabbed it. The makeover was fun and easy!
Kulla is an Industrial Design Studio, based in Israel. It's two founders (Adi Shpigel and Keren Tomer) remix waste materials in amazing ways to create strong, beautiful products. What looks like a witch's brew above is a mixture of plastic grocery bags and sawdust. A measured mixture of the two materials is pressed into an aluminum mold and then baked. The heat creates a natural connection between them without any need for adhesives. Impressed? Me too. Read more here.