Posts Tagged ‘furniture’
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?
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 :).
This looks incredibly cool – why didn’t I think of this?!
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.
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!
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 🙂
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.