Re-used, Re-cycled, Re-loved

I’m always fascinated and interested in the ways designers re-use unwanted items to create something to covet.

Last year I was introduced to Sasha Gibb at The Harrogate Home & Gift Show.http://www.homeandgift.co.uk/  Sasha is a lovely lady living on the Island of Jersey, with the most exquisite taste and uses her time sourcing vintage blankets made from natural fibres, such as wool, cotton and hemp, which she re-colours by hand. She then makes the blankets into cushions, bags, throw and the cutest rabbitt egg cosies, perfect for an easter gift!

http://www.sashagibb.co.uk/

Who would have thought re-cycled rubber could look so stylish? Well I recently came across these gorgeous mirrors and interior accessories made from old car tyres. As well as the fantastic mirrors, which look very Moroccan, the tyres are also re-made into storage chests and outdoor planters.

http://www.re-tread.com/

Finally for all the vintage lovers out there who hoard suitcases(as I do) but never know how to make use of them, other than for their aesthetic qualities, check out this coffee table. With the aid of some 1950’s style table legs screwed into the base of the suitcase, it instantly becomes a useable piece of furniture with storage combined. Genius!

http://ashleyposkin.blogspot.com/

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  1. Helen 3 April, 2011 / 11:41 am

    great idea !! Happy mothers day xx HELEN xxx

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