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Deckstools are made by Jason Podlaski from broken skateboard decks, harvested from the streets of Philadelphia.  Each stool is unique, and Jason can also make custom stools from customers’ own decks.

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Via Inhabitat

This is a great before and after – Kathryn worked her magic on an old telephone table that was fit for the dump, using paint for Colortrend and fabric from Ikea.  I think this is better than anything you could buy new – more proof that a little creativity goes a long way 🙂

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The rePly chair project provides free downloadable plans for making your own chairs from scrap plywood.  The project was launched in 2006 in response to the growing problem of plywood waste generated by the construction industry.  The plans are available on the rePly website, where there is also a gallery for DIYers to submit pics of their completed chairs.

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University of Lancashire student Sara Watson has created this inspired piece of environmental art from a scrapped car she was given by a local recycling company, Recycling Lives – the car will now be used to advertise the company.

via Inhabitat

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Denys Fisher First Edition Spirograph!! It dates from 1968 and it’s located in the UK.  I remember the hours of fun I had with one of these as a kid…. get moving though, I just found it and bidding ends in 5 hours.

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Here are two companies that make exquisite jewellery from recycled forks and spoons.

Fork And Spoon Jewelry is a family business.  The Leidelmeyer family have been silversmithing and jewellery making since 1970, and make a promise to their customers that only authentic flatware, including vintage and antique, is used to make their handcrafted jewellery.

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Forkometry is an Australian company whose fork and spoon jewellery, as well as weather vanes, sculptures and ‘spoondalabra’ candle holders are available from various outlets listed on their site.  Forkometry specialises in creating unique designs from converted silverware, weathered wood & collected objects.

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These amazing pieces are made by artist Boris Bally, from discarded metal street signs.  In his own words – ‘The materials employed here are gleaned from ten-foot-high, thirty thousand pound scrap piles. Each of these reflective pearls represents sifting through thousands of ordinary oyster shells. I extract the most important elements of these gems and match them to create exciting color and image combinations.’

I’m coveting these big time…. I’d love to have a go at DIY-ing those floor tiles…

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