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Ok, this is Bughouse’s LP sleeve coffee table.  It’s cool and all, but the LP covers are reproductions, not the real thing, which would have been a lot cooler.  However – I reckon this is totally DIY-able for anyone with a bit of patience, classic album covers and some epoxy resin… anyone tried it?

table by bughouse


MotoArt is the brainchild of Donovan Fell III, who, inspired by his childhood fascination with aircraft, creates these amazing conversation pieces which are more like sculpture than furniture.  It all began with a pile of rusty, dented B-17 propellers he happened to intercept on the way to the scrapyard :). 










via Core77

This looks incredibly cool – why didn’t I think of this?!


via Recyclart

London based furniture designer Naomi Dean, who was awarded the Young Furniture Designer Of  The Year award in 2005, diverts old office furniture from landfill to make her Spin Tables and Tiny Footprint Desks.  Her sleek and functional pieces incorporate design details such as cable tidies that allow a laptop to charge while the desk is closed, and modular coffee tables on castors which can be bought as a pair to make a larger unit.




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Via Inhabitat

I was very pleased when Ian Cremona contacted me with a link to a post about his living room, which he has furnished with handmade furniture made from repurposed wood pallets.  I have to admit I just love it when people do this – I’ve just moved house and am trying to furnish and decorate on almost zero budget right now, so this is a real inspiration 🙂  I have a real soft spot for wood pallet furniture, but I haven’t been brave enough to attempt any so far, so thanks a million to Ian for sharing!

Read the full details about each piece here on Ian’s blog.







Here’s an excellent example of a tired old piece of furniture being brought back to life with a bang.  Maggie has transformed this second hand sideboard into an incredibly cute toy storage solution which now takes pride of place in the playroom 🙂

sideboard before



The Waste Is The Best furniture collection from Skate Sudy House, is made 100% of throwaway materials and is constructed from excess skateboard cutouts of laminated wood.

the_waste_is_the_best space shelves

Skate Study House’s collection of furniture and home accessories made from skateboard components includes the Jet Set Lounger – instantly recognisable now having been featured in many design blogs and publications.  The company have also previously donated skate bookshelves to the Tony Hawk Foundation for the auction at Stand Up For Skateparks, in order to raise money to build free public skateparks across the US.

skate study house jet set

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Just some of the many creative ways cardboard is being used to make eco-friendly furniture.

bloxes_cardboard_furnitureBloxes (via Metaefficient)

diseno cartoneroDiseno Cartonero Range by Santiago Morahan (via Inhabitat)

cartonnistesThe Cartonnistes: Check out the Instructables tutorial (Via Apartment Therapy)

giles millerFluted Cardboard Furniture by Giles Miller (via Inhabitat)

leo kempfSpeech Bubble Table by Leo Kempf (via Green Diary)

miss-julia_cardboardCardboard Furniture by Miss Julia (via MocoLoco)

frank gehry wiggle chairWiggle Chair by Frank Gehry (via Furniture Store Blog)

portable flatpack tablePortable Flatpack Table by Sruli Recht (via Boing Boing)

marmalade cat furnitureCardboard Cat Furniture by Marmalade Pets (via Apartment Therapy)

molo designsSoftseating by Molo Designs (via Pure Contemporary)

paperpod event seatingPaperpod Flatpack Event Seating

eco cradle by green lullabyEco Cradle by Green Lullaby (via Curbly)

graypants scrap lightsScrap Lights by Graypants

This years ICFF in New York showcased these ingenious lightshades made from repurposed materials.

plastic spoon chandelier by daisuke hiraiwaPlastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

toothpick light by daisuke hiraiwaToothpick Chandelier also by Daisuke Hiraiwa

prattsweaterlamp1Sweater Sleeve Lamp by Sara Ebert

twice recycled scarp cardboard lights by graypantsTwice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights by Graypants

via Inhabitat

Now here’s a sofa I could live with 🙂  Via Lattea showcased this range of eco-friendly furniture designed by Mario Bellini and Meritalia, at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.  Made from recycled grain and sugar sacks, the frame is made from steel mesh and they’re  filled with air and lit from within by an LED light.  Could your living room handle one of these?

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November 2020