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stig – industrial art furniture

Art furniture created from the smoldering, repurposed remains of the industrial revolution.   One man’s scrap pile provides another man’s raw materials.  English furniture designer and sculptor, Bob Campbell, takes the decaying debris of the once thriving South Yorkshire manufacturing industry and transforms it into one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture.  Darkly brilliant.


Pictured above: the remains of a discarded mahogany staircase are adorned with legs fashioned from pistons rescued from the salvage yard.  Transformation complete.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

upcycle chic – a family affair

What’s upcycling? To upcycle essentially means to take something that is disposable and transform it into something of greater use and value.


uc2.jpgFrom Malawi, Africa comes Lena Nozizwe, a devoted DIYer who loves upcycling her mother’s rice bags into hats, hand-knitting used plastic shopping bags into oversized “feathery” bags, and recycling rice bags and silk into sleek and studly bags.  In honor of her mom and brother, who give her encouragement and inspiration, her fun and functional goods are named after them.

Much like us, no two green goods are alike.  more @

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Hanky Panky goes eco down under

hp1.jpgTreat your kick-ass butt to some eco comfort, Hanky Panky style.

Organic cotton skivvies in either original thong or low rise thong.

Available ($18) @ (Update: link removed)

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mod green pod – eco fabric & wallpaper design

mgp1.jpgDedicated to creating swank design and sustainable home decor, sisters-in-law Nancy and Lisa Mims co-founded Mod Green Pod to create smart, sensible fabric and wallpaper that won’t harm the planet, manufacturers or you.   Utilizing organic cotton, their eco-friendly fabrications are hand silk-screened (not dyed), with water-based, non-toxic inks; and to top it off, their non-vinyl, water-based glazed wallcoverings are sponge wipeable. Sweet. Patterns such as Butterfly Jubilee (R) that blend nature-inspired whimsy with classic sophistication are perfect for those seeking design that brings a touch of the outside, inside.

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