A co-operative of artists and crafters using items salvaged from the rubbish pile to create unique products and art pieces.
For those of you who cannot be here in Munich at the not-yet-open Egyptian Museum, here is what our South African and Bavarian “Too Good To Waste” is exhibition looks like. ..and this is only three rooms of several that are part of Munich Creative Business Week. Stand by for more to come.
It is great when practical and sustainable ideas are real … and easy. For example, how often do you have cement left over when you build? This is one instance where you have to see the bag half full as opposed to half empty. Local hardware stores are encouraging you to bring in your half […]
I bookmarked these pictures ages ago thinking I would try and make something similar (but this is a bit like buying fabric you like to make a dress and it sits in the cupboard for 5 years untill you decide to turn it into a cushion). I think that it is a UNBELIEVABLY briliant idea […]
So you go out and spend (as consumerism requires) and you get home to unpack, what in my case was a washing machine, through layers of cardboard, polysterene and plastic. The washing machine is a dream but now what do I do with the packaging? Here are some options: 1. Recycle it. *If you do […]
I have been so excited about this feature and give-a-way and finally the day has come for me to share… ‘Summer sunny, grey bunny’ Miranda from ‘goodergoods’ etsy shop makes ‘good creatures‘ from the most unusual, but yet awesome, objects – socks, gloves, blankets and neckties. How often do you end up with one poor […]
Imagine buying a couch that in a years time completely disappears? Montauk, a furniture manufacturer, has designed a couch that completely decomposes. This is just one example of a biodegrabable product. There are many more out there. For example, Looolo cushions (pic below) will biodegrade in one year, should you choose to throw them in […]
Here is a collection of all my favourite recycled things from etsy. Clockwise from left to right: 1) The Alexander Mandinka Hand-Bag which is made entirely of reclaimed and recycled men’s suit coat coats. 2) Reiter8 pillow made from recycled sail boat sails! Reiter8 also make fantastic bags so go and check them out. 3) […]
The Japanese approach to wrapping is one that I draw a lot of inspiration from. To the Japanese the wrapping of the gift is an art and often more important than the actual gift itself. The function of wrapping in Japan is to refine the object and to add layers of meaning to the gift […]
I value the wrapping of gifts and I carry this through to Wren bag packaging. Each Wren bag is packaged in a brown paper bag sealed with a safety pin decorated with brightly coloured beads. The safety pin is a traditional South African clothing item used instead of a button to hold clothes together and […]