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Recycled Skateboard Pencil Holder

Recycled Skateboard Pencil Holder
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Jeff Gray of Scene3Designs makes all sorts of nifty items by stacking, sanding, and laminating layers of cutoff wood from a skateboard maker. One of our faves is this pencil holder. We’d love to see him make a version that holds tools too.

Bicycle Gear Lamp

Bicycle Gear Lamp
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Artist Toby Boswell of Pale Rider Handmade has perfected a metalworking process to create these wonderful spherical lamps from recycled bicycle gears. Measures ~15″ dia. and sits on a wood base. Toby also offers the spheres by themselves, and a pendant is in the works.

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Fragmented Frames

Fragmented Frames
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Artist Matthew Cassidy of Fragmented Frames takes disused old cameras, camcorders and other gadgets, transforming them into cool works of art, meticulously arranging each component into a shadowbox. A great gift for designers, photographers or tech junkies.

Pinball Coasters

Pinball Coasters
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Milk Run Co.’s unique drink coasters are made from recycled plywood playing fields from old, defunct pinball machines. They come from a variety of machines circa 1955 to 1979. Sold in sets of four with a metal stand.

Scrap Wood Creature Sculptures

Scrap Wood Creature Sculptures

Thomas Dambo creates awe-inspiring beasts from scrap wood and junk. The imposing Olav the Wolf appeared for a brief time, then was burned to the ground. Most of his works can be found in Denmark, but one of our faves is in Puerto Rico.

Racer Rocker Chair

Racer Rocker Chair
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Loll Designs’ Racer Rocker is a flat-pack outdoor rocking chair. It’s made of 100% recycled HDPE plastic, and each one is the equivalent of 288 milk jugs. It also has a storage trunk at the back. Available in seven colors.

Shwood Newspaper Eyewear

Shwood Newspaper Eyewear
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Shwood’s limited-edition Newspaper collection eyewear is made by pressing and gluing layers of recycled newsprint into wood-like logs, then cutting them into eyeglass shapes. Available in sunglass and RX models.

Salvaged Skateboards

Salvaged Skateboards
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If you loved Monsieur Plant’s natural skateboard, check out Salvaged Skateboards. The shop makes decks and complete skateboards using reclaimed wood, such as ones used in whiskey barrels, pallets and floorboards.

Intricate Can Cars

Intricate Can Cars

Sandy’s CanCars takes the art of aluminum can sculpture to a whole new level. His intricate cars are handmade from dozens of cans, along with balsa and custom metal parts. The models sell for thousands, Sandy sells DIY plans for just $10.

Greg Klassen’s River Collection

Greg Klassen’s River Collection
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For his River Collection, furniture maker Greg Klassen took discarded wood and then cut blue glass by hand to make them fit the contours of the wood. The resulting tables and sculptures look like rivers or lakes.

Mafia Sail Bags

Mafia Sail Bags

Mafia makes affordable, stylish and waterproof duffle bags and backpacks out of discarded kite, windsurf and sailboat sails. Each bag has a unique design and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Airplane Trolley Wine/Whiskey Bar

Airplane Trolley Wine/Whiskey Bar
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Germany’s Skypak creates rolling bar carts using authentic aircraft food and beverage cart. These ones are made from reclaimed wine and whiskey barrel timbers replacing the aluminum sides and top. Also available as coolers.

Jean Label Rug

Jean Label Rug
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King of Sweden sells large rugs made of the leather and fabric labels from discarded jeans. The labels are stitched together over a sheet of cotton. If you have enough old jeans lying around you could try this idea yourself.

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Dirtball Green Jean

Dirtball Green Jean
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Dirtball Fashion specializes in 100% recycled clothing. Their latest lineup addition, the Green Jean, is made of cotton and water bottles. We missed out on the Kickstarter but discounted pre-orders are still available for Nov. shipping.

SkateCase for iPhone 5

SkateCase for iPhone 5
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A case made of a plastic bezel and wooden strips from a skateboard factory. The strips are laminated and milled then filed, sanded and oiled by hand. The bezel comes in black or white, but the color of the wood strips vary.

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

If you’re near San Antonio, check out Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock’s Ballroom Luminoso, a series of six chandeliers made from custom structural steel, LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, installed in a cement underpass.

Resketch Notebook

Resketch Notebook

A sketchbook made of nothing but random, reused paper gathered in Chicago. Each notebook has a random assortment of pages. Some are blank, some have prints, some are thick and textured and so on.

Sword & Plough Bags

Sword & Plough Bags

Founded by Emily & Betsy Nuñez, Sword & Plough makes bags and other accessories using nothing but military surplus such as tents, sleeping bags and parachutes. The bags are sewn by U.S. military veterans.

Bicycled Bikes

Bicycled Bikes

Conceived by creative agency LOLA Madrid, Bicycled is series of unique, handmade bicycles made from old car parts found in junkyards. Sign up to get on the waiting list for one. (Thanks Elias!)

Recycled Plastic T-Shirts

Recycled Plastic T-Shirts
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Bottled water seller Fred has always encouraged customers to reuse its containers. To further its cause, the company has released a batch of T-shirts made from nothing but recycled plastic bottles.

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Bowling Lane Bench

Bowling Lane Bench
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Positive Space Designs created this three-seater bench using reclaimed wood from an old bowling alley. It actually reminds us of those seats where you put on your bowling shoes.

Watch Part Scorpion

Watch Part Scorpion

Artist JM Gershenson-Gates of A Mechanical Mind creates various creatures including spiders, dragonflies, and this here creepy, yet awesome metal scorpion using old watch parts. More here.

Wooden Beer Tote

Wooden Beer Tote
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Throw out that crummy cardboard box and arrive in style with this wooden bottle carrier, handmade by David and Christopher Steinrueck from salvaged redwood, and a galvanized steel handle.

Skateboard Sunglasses

Skateboard Sunglasses

Diamond Supply Co. recently unveiled their upcoming line of sunglasses with frames made from multicolored layered wood recycled from skateboards. Watch for them on DSC’s online store.

Tombox Speakers

Tombox Speakers
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Portable speakers that are made from old loudspeakers. Each unit is unique and rare (and pricey). It’s available in two sizes and comes with an internal battery, a charger and a 3.5mm cable.

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Are you a fan of Bottlehood Glassware? Here’s your chance to make your own upcycled glasses or vases from bottles. The Kinkajou by Patrick Lehoux lets you score bottles with little effort.

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