Here’s a thought, what happens to pinball machines when they are beyond repair? Upcycler Dan Burfield turns them into pinball birdhouses! As an avid pinball collector and restorer, Burfield sometimes finds pinball machines that can’t be fixed. He gives these machines a second life as pinball birdhouses.
We love innovative Kickstarter campaigns such as TireFlops! TireFlops are flip flops that use old tires for the outsoles. By deconstructing the tires, the TireFlops team have found a way to upcycle tire soles into footwear. What a fantastic concept!
We love a good upcycled Kickstarter and this doorbell phone is just genius. It’s a wireless doorbell mechanism that turns an old rotary phone into a doorbell. The rotary phone rings when someone presses on your doorbell! Read on to find out how this fun upcycle works.
At Upcycle That we love hearing of amazing upcycle projects around the world. These vinyl banner bags are made in Kigali, Rwanda. The brand that makes them is called Angaza. It was founded by two young women in 2012.
These traffic sign chairs were created from cast off traffic signs and old, school chair frames. The style of these chairs was inspired by origami and the resulting design is edgy, urban and cool. Better still these chairs are comfortable and perfect for outside use – the traffic signs were made to be outdoors!
You may recall the gorgeous upcycled jewelry brand, RUBY. This South African company is one of our favourite upcycled jewelry brands! We were honoured when RUBY invited Upcycle That’s Judy to participate in their latest campaign, Pamper & Pout. There were 6 bloggers featured and each was asked to pick an archetype to express. Ideas for archetypes included Siren, Mermaid, Grecian goddess etc. Judy chose a persona close to her heart, the Champion of Upcycling. To celebrate the campaign, RUBY wants to give away the gorgeous upcycled jewelry featured!
Exciting things are in the works here at Upcycle That. We’re currently on the hunt for awesome upcycled products and brands to work with. Are you a maker of upcycled products or an upcycled brand? If so, read on!
Here at Upcycle That we think firefighters are awesome! That’s why we were especially excited to learn of a company making products from upcycled fire hose.
Something interesting is happening in Detroit. Wallace Detroit Guitars are taking dissembled wood from abandoned homes, and repurposing them into gorgeous upcycled guitars. The reclaimed wood inspires memories of Detroit’s musical legacy. Former Motor City houses are transformed into high-end guitars.
These bourbon barrel skateboards are definitely a first! Here at Upcycle That we love featuring skateboards that been upcycled into art, furniture and accessories. However, this is the first time we’ve seen a skateboard itself made from upcycled materials! These bourbon barrel skateboards are an awesome innovation and a current Kickstarter project. Read on for the full story.