Accessories and objects made of antique small pieces, human prosthetics or broken porcelains from the Feeas series, by Spanish designer Remedios Vincent.
Cutlery made of pig skin creared by London based designer Cindy Strobach, as social experiment crossing the frontier of human perception and moral concepts.
It is all about decontextualizing of pig skin, including aspects of mass production and the throw-away mentality. Furthermore, the skin experiences a second revival, increasing its value through aesthetic and practical dimensions.
Handmade dresser made out of reclaimed woods and iron by XO-in my room. a new conscious furniture brand for kids based in Barcelona.
Plywood cabinets with legs made of discarded paper from Utopia & Utility (product designer Pia Wustenberg and biochemical engineer Moritz Wustenberg), a company that focus on handmade production, with craftsmen all over the world.
Body ornaments made of found plastic or porcelain everyday objects, in this case tea cups, by jeweler Sarah Kate Burgess
Check out Shelters, Shacks and Shanties, a Gutenberg free e-book, originally written and illustrated in 1920 by D.C. Beard.
It has 338 pen and ink drawings, along with instructions for a wide range of shelters, from the simplest and most basic — structures built with nothing but a hatchet — to gradually more elaborate constructions using an axe. It’s addressed to “boys of all ages” and is of special interest to homesteaders or anyone else thinking about putting a simple roof overhead.
via no tech mag
A great way to recycle glass bottles and instructions on how to make this here
Site-specific straw sculpture by the Musashino Art University on Shodoshima, one of the five islands in Japan participating the Triennial Setouchi Art Festival. The mammoth was made of rice straw donated by local farmers after the harvest and displayed in the same fields, in 2010.
Straw art is one of the most popular parts of this festival, where artists collaborate with local residents to create large scale sculptures, like this mammoth. Check out the Light of Shodoshima, a giant straw dome by Wang Wen-chih here.
The Soap Factory aka Fábrica de Jabón is a sustainable low consumption appliance, that transforms any used kitchen oil into biodegradable soap in a practical and safe way, avoiding water pollution and oil spills in the sink. Based on the traditional methods of making soap, FDJ may turn a liter of oil into 850 grams of soap, which can be used in various ways such as directly the wash dishes, or even used in washing machines or dishwashers if grated.
Fábrica de Jabón prototype is designed by industrial engineer Analía Blanco and Spain’s National Winner of 2011 James Dyson Award.
A two storey shelter surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees located on a remote pristine mountain in Mudgee, Australia.
The structure is designed by Casey Brown Architects, has a 3x3m footprint and is made of cooper clad and recycled ironbank. Heavily insulated the shelter offers a lounge area with a small kitchen, a sleeping loft for two and a separate WC nearby. Water can be collected on the roof of the tower and stored in a tank located to the south.
Find more about Permanent Camping shelter @ Casey Brown Architects’ webpage
Silk and denim limited edition floor lamps by Paris-based Swiss artist Mattia Bonetti.