Boucheroite rag rugs at LOVE ADORNED in NYC: http://blog.loveadorned.com
“Boucherouite rugs ( Boucherouite meaning “rag” in Moroccan Arabic) are a recent pan-Moroccan phenomenon brought on by the loss of the nomadic lifestyle of the Amazigh people, though they are often referred to as “Berber”. No longer a nomadic people dependent on sheep herding, these artisans have adapted to the changes by mixing wool with cotton rags to keep the tradition alive. With dramatic colors and patterns, these one of a kind pieces combine the casual ease of cotton with an artful, collage-like aesthetic”
Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic waste collected from the ocean.
“I’m a builder, a fixer, and a do-it-myselfer. My favorite things in life are big tools, old wood, good pasta, and finding great materials in a dumpster. I grew up in California, and blindly moved to New York seven years ago when I was accepted into art school for sculpture. I instantly fell in love with the grungy part of Brooklyn, and within a month, we had moved into Bedstuy. I have lived in the same apartment for five years now, which has given me plenty of time to slowly “fix” a few things around the house: de-carpet stairways, tile in kitchen… you name it!” - Ariele Alasko
Handmade in Brooklyn reclaimed fabric cloud pillow. On ETSY
Crate Chairs by Brooklyn based design studio Autumn Workshop started by Daniel Goers. These chairs are made entirely from re-purposed hologram storage crates. / “No extra wood was used in the fabrication of these chairs. The original crates were cut down, and the cut-offs were recycled back into the structure. The design uses the printed graphics to inform the user how to interact with the storage components of the furniture” /
Thia soft and delicate Autumn Willow Branch necklace is made from salvaged reclaimed leather.
Handwoven in Brooklyn from found and reclaimed fabric.
For Closure (Outdoors Providence), found local doors, 2009. By Gabriela Salazar.
Cloud made of plastic bottles which brought to life a local myth in Vrindavan, India.
“The Life Instinct” solo show by Anne Percoco celebrates makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and reuse of discarded material. The centerpiece is a scrappy yet intricate hut assembled from scavenged materials and textural handmade elements, which visitors could enter and sit inside.more →
T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg. Unique upholstery is created by weaving old t-shirts and textiles through chair structure.
Broom corn grown on Old Field Farm in the Hudson River Valley, made into hand brooms.
Handmade by Christin Ripley for Christin Ripley.
Ah! This looks so comfortable!
Moss rag rugs from recycled fabric and yarn by Kate Fenker.
Upcycled old toys sofa / lounge couch by Dan Kennel. Looks very comfortable.
Scrapwood furniture by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek:
DIY chairs from around the world.
Do-it-yourself beach tents. Black Sea, Russia 1970’s. All you have to do is pack a sheet and find some driftwood when you get there.
French designer Ariane Prin has been working on a project called “From Here for Here” as a part of her master’s program at the Royal College of Art. This project produces pencils sustainably by using waste from various departments of the school with the goal of supplying drawing tools for students. Each pencil has a center filled with graphite from the glass department, and its body comprised of sawdust from the wood workshop, clay from the ceramic department, and flour from the cafeteria. Watch a video on how these pencils were made on DesignBoom