Dante Bonuccelli x Lamm: Keyboard Chair
by Lost At E Minor
on 22 May 2009
This very sleek, designer-esque chair is the work of Dante Bonuccelli and Lamm for the 2009 Use More Use Less Project. Created from discarded keyboard keys, it looks amazing but we can't help but wonder about its comfort factor.
Frank Willems: Madam Rubens
by Brian Fichtner
After studying advertising and presentation techniques at St. Lucas College and the Design Academy Eindhoven , Frank Willems worked briefly with rising design luminary Joris Laarman. Now participating in various group exhibitions and creating unique...
Best of CH 2008: Top Five Furniture Designs
by Letizia Rossi
Whether handsomely storing record collections or melding classic design with the durability of something suited for an office, the picks below represent furniture that goes beyond simply being furniture—in both substance and style. Fire Table...
Car Hood Coffee Tables
by Ami Kealoha
Using hoods from vintage American cars, Joel Hester handcrafts coffee tables in his Dallas, TX studio. Taking advantage of the bright colors of yesteryear and the patterns created by oxidization, the one-of-a-kind steel pieces add industrial chic...
Conolounge Recycled Paper Tubes Chair
by Josh Rubin
For a chair prototype called the Conolounge, Chilean designers Onceneto tapped La Tercera newspaper for leftover paper printer rolls. A steel support provides structure and adds a fetching bright green accent. It's a clever example of creative...
Adam Kalkin: Shipping Container Architecture
by Jacob Resneck
Would you live in a shipping container? Until firms like Lot-ek, retailers like Freitag and architect Adam Kalkin started turning them into chic examples of creative re-use some years back, most wouldn't consider the question seriously. Kalkin...
Rotorcaps Cuff Links
by CH Contributor
by Samantha Melamed Philadelphia, PA-based "rogue silversmith" Jen Roder gathers up discarded bottle capsm, upcycling them into cufflinks, dubbed Rotorcaps. Handmade with nickel silver and genuine Magic Hat, PBR, Blue Moon, Dogfish Head...
Teddylux Recycled Cashmere Stuffed Animals
by Karen Day
Rather than toss moth-eaten or otherwise less-than-pristine cashmere, donate it to Teddylux, who will repurpose your unwanted cashmere into darling stuffed animals. Designer Brooke Serson Cernonok handcrafts each unique animal in her Atlanta studio...
by Jacob Resneck
Since this spring, San Francisco-based fashion designer Zoe W. Brent has been giving used â€œhoodiesâ€ a new lease on life with her line called Hoodfix. â€œI guess I started getting into hoodies particularly...
Remake It Home: The Essential Guide to Resourceful Living
by Tisha Leung
In Henrietta Thompson's thoughtful DIY book "Remake it Home: The Essential Guide to Resourceful Living," everything has a purpose. Her introductory essay traces the recent history of recycled design, citing Marcel Duchampâ€...
by Tim Yu
Christopher Raeburn cleverly constructs high-end street wear from re-deployed parachutes and military fabrics. Sourced from uniforms of specific countries and vintages, Raeburn creates elegant pieces of clothing in stark contrast to the combat-ready...
Present & Correct Recycled Stationery
by Ami Kealoha
After experiencing the popularity of their paper goods selling in stores throughout the globe, the London-based stationers Present & Correct decided to take it online, opening their own store with goods culled from such far-flung locations as...
by Doug Black
A sad fate awaits cracked china. With no real value on the secondhand market, most is relegated to the garbage. That is, unless Brazilian/Israeli designer Joana Meroz gets a hold of it. Based in the Netherlands, Meroz reclaims broken cups and dishes...