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Scraplights Disc by Graypants

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Cardboard scraps brilliantly repurposed as light fixtures $279.00

Seattle-bred design collective Graypants turns heads with their handmade Scraplights, which proudly tell the story of the journey from dull, discarded cardboard box to  stunning, unique light fixtures. The Scraplights come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to fit any space. Here we feature our favorite, the Disc-16, which instills a curvaceous new spirit into salvaged pieces of......read more

Recycled Rustic Teak Shelf

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Historic Indian railroad tie repurposed as rustic ledge for the home $61.00

This handsome floating shelf from Sprout Home offers a nice alternative to the boring veneer shelves you might find at IKEA or Home Depot. The functional ledge smartly repurposes teak railroad ties from Colonial-era India, giving it a fascinating historical narrative that serves as an interesting talking point for guests. (Not that we advocate either imperialism or teak forestry, but in this case......read more

Recycled Billboard Planter

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Ad banner repurposed as a colorful planter by NottyPooch $20.00

Malaysian design team NottyPooch breathes new lives to discarded billboard banners, upcycling the plastic media into boldly colored house planters. Good for use indoor or out, this medium sized option is ideal for the balcony, a side table, or in the kitchen. Default drainage comes courtesy of the stitches and corners, which you can augment by poking holes in the bottom. The jute strand handles......read more

Smoked Spices by Bourbon Barrel

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Small batch spices aged in repurposed bourbon barrels $26.00

Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods makes small batch gourmet food products inspired by the rich history of Kentucky bourbon country. The sauces and seasonings are aged in wooden casks reclaimed from the 120-year-old Old Crow Distillery in Woodford County, which Bourbon Barrel founder Matt Jamie refers to as "The Napa Valley of the Bluegrass." Among the Bourbon Barrel offerings are handcrafted......read more

Driftwood Hooks

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Washed up wood repurposed as colorful hangers $25.00

As a kid growing up on the shores of Lake Erie in western New York, Kiel Mead had a "love affair" with driftwood, which he collected for display at home. Now a designer living in Brooklyn, Mead works primarily with found objects, refashioning them in new and interesting ways. Mead makes clever and colorful use of driftwood with these unique, one-of-a-kind hooks, which  are stained......read more

Bound Hand Mirror

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Salvaged glass repurposed as a petite mirror $265.00

Located on Bainbridge Island, a quick ferry ride from Seattle, the studio of Grain Design churns out an array of cool products that are as thoughtfully designed as they are environmentally responsible. The Bound Hand Mirror, constructed from salvaged mirrored glass, is a good example. Grain designers James Minola and Chelsea Green -- who met in industrial design studies at......read more

Nick Gentry: Obsolete

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Outdated floppy disks repurposed as art canvases

Nick Gentry's floppy disk paintings are musings on throwaway culture and technological change. The London artist assembled this video of his work, scored by a track from UK beat maestro, Burial.  From Nick's artist's statement: "Since graduating from Central St Martins in 2006, the focus has been to explore how technological advancement is affecting society. Throughout history,......read more

Pebble Rug

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Surplus teddy bear material repurposed into a uniquely plush rug $888.00

 Here's an interesting floor piece from Toronto's DesignRepublic that's sure to warm up any room. Looking like a collection of round stones, the Pebble Rug is actually made of extra material left over from fuzzy toy animal production. After a long day, who wouldn't want to lay down on a carpet of cuddly teddy bear arms?   The Pebble Rug is available in four colors:......read more

35mm Film USB Stick

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Repurposed film canister houses 4GB flash drive. $23.99

Irony alert! 35mm film may be all but obsolete, but Etsy user newfocus has found a modern purpose for the old film canisters: Storing digital matter. The film canisters have been repurposed as shells that house flash drives for easy transfer of digital files. Just like the 35mm film stored photographic negatives in its previous life, the canisters now provde storage capacity for digital images......read more

Killspencer Weekender

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Rugged yet refined travel bag made in the USA from repurposed military fabric. $375.00

If you're into products that ride the line between rugged/refined and vintage/modern, then Killspencer is the bag brand for you. The Los Angeles company's Olive Drab Weekender bag, from their 2011 collection, really hits the nail on the head. Constructed from repurposed military truck tarp used in Desert Storm, this piece is ultra durable, super functional, and sustainable to boot. Made in USA....read more

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