Sunday, March 25, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: T-shirts

This is not a new idea but this is a new example of rePurposing logo t-shirts into a quilt.

This collection of t-shirts commemorates 12 plays produced annually by a summer theater company. The director wore them for the duration of the run and held on to them for sentimental reasons.

As he was downsizing he came across their storage box. Assembling them rag quilt style with fleece as the batting has turned them into a cozy throw full of happy memories. Plus the attractive, useful throw takes up less space than the ugly, bulky box.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

rePURPOSING THINGS: Broken Skateboards

On a nighttime walk this bench caught my eye.

Seeing skaters break their boards at a skatepark the artist got the idea to repurpose them into this colorful and comfortable bench.

During the day the bench lives in front of the Davis Barber Shop, 209 G Street, Davis, California  d strett, Davis California  f you want to try it for yourself

Sunday, March 11, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Instruments of Violence into Instruments of Beauty

I've posted photos of jewelry made from foreign coins and other unusual materials but this is by far the most hopeful rePurposing I've ever seen.

To know what these anklets are made from you will have to click here and read the post by my friend, Sister Marilyn Lacey. While you are at it, nose around her blog a little and get a sense of the great work she is doing.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

rePURPOSING THINGS: Nuts and Bolts

Sacramento, California, seems to be brimming with whimsical bike racks made from repurposed materials. Here is yet another clever one.

Appropriately, it sits outside a small theater.

The comedy and tragedy masks are made from gears, chain, rebar, railroad nails and more.