Archive for the ‘Re-purposed Products’ Category

Finally, some good looking outdoor modern furniture! The people at Loll Designs have come up with some really cool colors and styles. It’s pricey, or “spendy” as they say in the northwest, but think how long they will last. Check them out and get started on your new garden for 2011!

Cool red rocker!

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Is it a telephone insulator or a vase? Well, it’s both. The creative folks at Uncommon Goods have found this recycled vase made from an old telephone insulator. Use it as a vase, use it as a candle holder. Feel good about your purchase!

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As part of a waste-free lunch, why not add a reusable coffee cozy to your bag of tricks? There are lots of free patterns out on the web if you want to knit your own or sew your own.  Or check out Treehuggers blog which lists many different styles; one of which is bound to be just right for you.  And here is one that’s a cool green color:

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ECO CUP Replacement Sleeve I Am Not a Paper Cup Sleeve Green Silicone

Drink up!

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I’ve been quilting for a number of years and wanted to incorporated some “green” into my projects. And I don’t just mean green colored fabric (of which I have tons…lime green is one of my favorite colors). I’m talking about re-using things, upcycling, recycling, and any other kind of fabric cycling I can do. Then I came across this book, “Sewing Green” by Betz White, which has some really great ideas. I want to run out and make the scarf that is shown on the front cover it is so cute! But it just goes to show you that there are lots of materials out there to choose from. You don’t have to go to the store to buy new materials to get a great result. Got a fun recycled or upcycled piece? Let us know! We’d love to hear about it. I know there are a lot of really clever people out there!

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Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials

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I happened to see some beautiful modern furniture today on the web. Even better, it’s made from recycled materials, in this case, scrap wood. The artist, Michael Yonke, upcycles by repurposing materials into objects with higher value. Check out his site, www.upcycler.com to see his Agave Wood Surfboard Table.

Eco-art furniture made by Michael Yonke.

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