Friday, June 18, 2010

Johan Ku's "Emotional Sculpture"

I'm always a bit enchanted by someone who is willing to make absurd, impractical fashion just because they have mad skills. These "emotional sculpture" knits from Johan Ku are lovely and strange. Full details and slideshow on Ecouterre and on the designer's own site.

Via Ecouterre.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Church pew headboard

Very few people run across steals like full-length church pews for $25. But if you did, and you were as clever as these homeowners, you might make something super cool with it, like a headboard. Thanks to the fantastic before/after series at Design*Sponge, you don't even have be that clever. You can just click through and look at the photos of the finished product and the how-tos.

Via Design*Sponge.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Steampunk Furniture

I don't know much about Dennis Slootweg, but I have a huge labatory crush on this furniture. He uses reclaimed industrial metal, then reworks it into things like this.
Lots more on his website. Wow, wow, and wow.

Images from Dennis Slootweg. Via ReNest.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't fence me in

Check out this fence made of bike frames. The comment section on the original ReNest post has a lively discussion about whether this is (a) attractive or (b) appropriate reuse. Either way, it's interesting....

Via RENest.