Izhar Gafni is an Israeli engineer that has figured out how to make a $9 cardboard bike. The cardboard bike, called the Alfa, can support riders weighing up to 485 pounds.
Opposite the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town is Katie Thompson’s delightful store Recreate. Recreate is an upcycler’s dream. It’s filled with gorgeous repurposed suitcase chairs, milk bottle lamps, clocks, bucket stools and ottoman tubs.
Some see discarded plastic bottles, others see plastic bottle flowers that can be used to create dramatically beautiful curtains, light fixtures and room dividers.
“You can make beautiful things from unlikely materials.” So says Carolina Fontoura Alzaga of Facaro. Facaro makes magnificent bicycle chain chandeliers.
We made upcycled can planters from empty BOS Ice Tea cans. BOS Ice Tea is a South African ice tea company and have sustainability as one of their core beliefs. BOS plants 1 tree for every 2000 cans sold to offset their carbon footprint. We thought the beautiful cans would make for awesome kitchen herb planters. Learn how we safely removed the top of the cans to do so.
How did these incredible Adirondack ski chairs come to be? Well when you’re a lifelong upcycler living by the ski village of Lake Placid, NY these things have a way of coming together.
Sometimes you just need clever closet solutions. We’ve all been there, you find a great place, room, apartment but the closet is sorely lacking. What to do? No closet? No problem. Here are some of our favourite upcycled closet solutions.
This crate coffee table is that winning combination of gorgeous and functional. We love the beautiful wood and ample storage space. Even better is the fact that this baby is on casters for easy maneuvering!
Telephone directories are probably one of the biggest wastes of paper and yet, even with the advent of the internet, these books are still being printed and discarded. Mid-west American artist, Kelly Murray, also known as Jolis Poans, thought otherwise with this functional upcycled dress.
These magical cardboard owls are all dressed up for Halloween! Make some of your own to decorate your space in the most bewitching manner.