Dean Patman from Hove, Sussex, creates little animal sculptures from found objects. He has always been fascinated with animals, drawing or modelling them, or hunting them as a child in the back garden. While Dean was at St Martins in 1998, he was involved in a once off project using recycled objects to create animal sculptures which set him on his current course of creativity.
Ever wonder what happens to old fire hoses? Station Supply Co. reclaim old fire hoses and make them into rugged, minimalist iPhone 5 covers.
Each cover is special as the wear on each hose is completely different, making your iPhone cover all your own. The iPhone covers come in 3 colours: red, white or yellow, all with or without writing or markings.
* You can choose your iPhone cover at the Station Supply Co. for $40 each
The Mason Lane Farmhouse is located in Goshen, Indiana and was entered into the World Architecture Festival under the category production, energy and recycling. The farmhouse provides shelter for the servicing and re-fuelling and storage of farm equipment on a 2000-acre property that is used for agriculture, recreation, wildlife habitat and conservation purposes.
The Stick fetch toys are a family of twigs terrified of dogs, as you can see from their facial expressions. Available on Doog, the Sticks are designed for chucking and chasing with a handy grip and slightly creepy glow in the dark eyes.
The Sticks are not only dog friendly but eco-friendly too and made from recycled rubber that floats in water.
* You can get the Sticks from Doog for just $16.95
Extra outdoor seating will never be a problem again with these poufs from Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen. They consist of old tyre inner tubes and recycled upholstery fabric scraps.
The chairs can be used with a stainless steel frame or thrown on the floor for more informal seating. I think they would make a great DIY project attempt.
Woolly Pockets are pockets of felt that you attach to your wall to turn it into a living wall. The Woolly Pockets were designed by Miguel Nelson and his brother Rodney, they both formed WoollyPocket.com to teach students around the world about proper nutrition and growing your own fresh produce. The woolly pockets are made from recycled plastic bottles which is great for the environment too.
I absolutely love the idea of taking what you would normally throw away and making it into a functional piece of furniture or art in your home. So when I saw this, I was smitten! The lamp was made using discarded soda pop ring pulls, bent and manipulated to interlock with each other to frame the shade. The site is in Chinese, but the pictures are fairly easy and self explanatory.
What ever happens to chair legs or armrests? What happens to the off-cuts of wood that never make it to being a completed bit of furniture? Does anyone know? Well Beller knows what happens to those pieces of Norwegian wood that don’t get used.