Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Reclaim Your Rubbish

Many designers for furniture and fashion are very green attempting to recycle our junk instead of dumping it into landfills. I was struck by two items at Planet Pink & Green that are very creative ways to utilize those things we accumulate.

Cheryl Janis attended Junk for Funk 2008, hosted by Portland Mayor Sam Adams and posted about how couture designers are using our rubbish to create high fashion.
Dress for the Queen of Clubs, (shown above) and designed by China Hamilton was created with shopping bags, kitchen drawer lining, automotive pin striping, discarded tubing, old packaging foam and stockings made out of shower puffs.

If you haven’t already guessed, the above is a gorgeous vase. The pages of books have been wrapped around a water-proof glass center for flowers.
If you had to guess you might think the vase is wrapped in feathers.

Bev & Mike
Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery
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