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Saturday May 2nd has been declared National Swap Day as part of Irelands annual Ethical Fashion Week, Fashion Evolution, which has been running all this week (April 25th – May 2nd).  Now is your chance to gather up those fashions, books, CDs and knick knacks that have been gathering dust, and head along to one of the swaps listed here.

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Advice To Sink In Slowly is a series of posters designed by recent and established graduates of University College Falmouth.  Each student who enrols is given an inspirational poster as a welcoming gift…. such a nice idea – I’d like to see this catching on in colleges here 🙂
Be Yourself by Jane Laurie

Be Yourself by Jane Laurie

Hold Your Nerve by Luke Tonge

Hold Your Nerve by Luke Tonge

Take Time by Temujin Doran

Take Time by Temujin Doran

Try Everything by Mark Agnew

Try Everything by Mark Agnew

Think Global Live Coastal by A-Side Studio

Think Global Live Coastal by A-Side Studio

Think Of Your Own Ideas by Anthony Burrill

Think Of Your Own Ideas by Anthony Burrill

Via More Ways To Waste Time

These have been around awhile but I thought I’d post them anyway – free downloads from Studio Lo for fold-it-yourself CD cases which double as wall art.  The site is in French but just click on the image of the one you want to download.

Via Yatzer

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Just when we thought there could be no possible use for all those offcuts of wood  and broken furniture, these guys come along and show us how to up-cycle in style…

Stout Chair

Stout Chair

The Stout Chair by Ref-Use at Eco Wise via Enviromedia.com

Scrapile

Scrapile

The Scrapile range of furniture by Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado.

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests

Patchwork Quilt Box Chests by Margaret Taylor for Uncommon Goods via CoolHuntingGreen

Stellation Chairs

Stellation Chairs

Stellation Chairs by Chris Burton via Inhabitat

Stoolen Lite

Stoolen Lite

Uhuru Reclaimed Wood Furniture  via Apartment Therapy

Shattered Furniture

Shattered Furniture

Brent Comber Shattered Furniture via Inhabitat

Scrap Wood Bench

Scrap Wood Bench

Scrap Wood Bench by Flickr member jbfbouchard

The Tower Light

The Tower Light

The Tower Light by MetaForm Studio

Graypants Scrap Chair

Graypants Scrap Chair

Graypants Scrap Chairs via Inhabitat

Assemblage Furniture

Assemblage Furniture

Assemblage Furniture by Floyd Gompf via Haute*Nature

tabletop-by-piet-hein-eek-via-askblogTabletop detail from  Piet Hein Eek‘s range of furniture  via Askdezign blog

Once A Door

Once A Door

Claire Danthois ‘Once Discarded’ range via Haute*Nature

This tutorial over at GreenUpgrader shows how Greetje van Tiem‘s design studios are hand-making recycled newspaper yarn using only newspaper, a scissors and a drop spindle.

(Instructions here for making a drop spindle from recycled CDs)

newspaper-yarn2-via-greenupgrader

newspaper-yarn-via-greenupgrader

I’m a regular lurker around DeviantArt.com and have been known to spend hours getting lost in the members galleries – here’s some of the talent I spotted on my latest peeping spree….

AARON JASINSKI

She Has Her Sources

She Has Her Sources

If You Love Them Set Them Free

If You Love Them Set Them Free

Single Player Game

Single Player Game

MEFITICA

Listening

Listening

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SHAUN THURSTON

Final Moment

Final Moment

Time Share Condo Curtains

Time Share Condo Curtains

More Curses In Cursive

More Curses In Cursive

Whirlpool and Elmar have unveiled the Green Living Kitchen at the Milan Furniture Fair.   The concept was designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba who describe it as “a new kitchen dimension in which technology and ecology meet and blend in a convivial and wellness oriented setting”.

Using Whirlpool Sixth Sense technology and Elmars’ natural high temperature treated wood, it incorporates a living plant and herb wall, and centres around a large wooden table which becomes the heart of the kitchen.  The appliances re-use water and heat, significantly reducing energy consumption and cost.

Read more at Inhabitat.com

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