We love vintage slides. We’re always picking them up at markets and can be entertained for hours investigating their contents. There is just something so enticing about looking at mysterious photos from years gone by. That’s why we love the idea of rainbow slide curtains. By connecting vintage 35mm slides together, these snapshots into a previous world are preserved as functional art in the form of dramatic window treatments.
These gorgeous vintage suitcase shelves come via Ki Nassauer. Ki is the queen of vintage and has made a career out of junk. As the editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style magazine, Ki created these shelves using discarded suitcases. We absolutely love this look and think these suitcase shelves make for an awesome project! Keep reading for the instructions on how to make your own.
Japanese artist Haroshi makes upcycled skateboard art from salvaged skateboard decks. His beautiful 3 dimensional skateboard sculptures are created from layers of stacked skateboards.
It’s December and officially time to start talking trees. Would you consider going with an upcycled Christmas tree this year? How about one as dramatically beautiful as this 16 metre tall plastic bottle tree made from 40,000 upcycled Sprite bottles.
A succulent brick wall, this is what dreams are made of. Just when we thought we couldn’t love succulents or vertical planters even more this idea came along. A succulent brick wall: simple, beautiful and brilliant. Start saving your bricks.
What would you make an upcycled clock from? How about these wicked cool upcycled clocks made from junk! Etsy upcycler Allan Young repurposes objects headed for the trash heap into funky cool clocks.
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.