Tag Archives | Recycled

…It’s Things Thursday: Deckstool?

Deckstool

Jason Podlaski takes broken skateboard decks and turns them into unique pieces of furniture called Deckstools.

Each Deckstool is made from recycled skateboard parts, and “the scrapes and scars on the decks create beautiful patterns over the original skateboard artwork”.

The stools are even assembled using original skateboard trucks for hardware, giving them an extra bit of authenticity and leaving nothing to waste. Plus, since each one is made using a used and broken board, each one is a unique and limited edition run of one.

[Deckstool]

…It’s Things Thursday: Sk8 Wallet?

Sk8 Wallet

Do you love skateboarding, and wish you could incorporate that love into every part of your style?

Well then, Sk8 Wallets will bring you one step closer to that dream by turning your favorite board into a custom wallet.

Each wallet is individually handcrafted from a new or recycled skateboard deck, and if you send them yours, they’ll fit it to the wallet’s rectangular shape, plane and edge-sand the deck to its thinnest point, and then fuse it to a high quality black nylon wallet for a fashion accessory that’s both sleek and durable, with endless amounts of custom style.

[Gorilla Vinyl – Sk8 Wallet]

[Via: Uncrate]

…It’s Things Thursday: Reclaimed Hot Water Bottle Bag?

Reclaimed Hot Water Bottle Bag

The Reclaimed Hot Water Bottle Bag is an interesting way to add reused products to your daily wardrobe for the betterment of the planet.

The bag, which features a reclaimed hot water bottle used during the 1960s by the ‘Bundeswehr’, or German Federal Defense Force, also uses recycled truck tarp for the body, and a clasp to keep everything together.

It’s green fashion, and if you don’t mind adding a little history to your bags, it comes with a great story to tell as well.

[Reclaimed Hot Water Bottle Bag]

[Via: Like Cool]

…New gadgets are just a hack away?

Depression

Has the damaged economy managed to crush your new gadget budget?

Instead of sitting around and complaining, why not make your old things new again with a few “creative” hacks?

To help you along the path to recycled gadget goodness, Gizmodo has put together a guide to Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades, including turning your Xbox, PC or Apple TV into a genuine media center, hacking your iPod with Rockbox, converting your PC into a Mac, flashing your crappy router’s firmware with DD-WRT to turn it into a top-of-the-line piece of hardware, downloading new maps for your old GPS, jailbreaking your iPhone for Wi-Fi Internet tethering, and modding your Wii to create a free emulation machine.

Who said the next great depression had to be so depressing?

[Gizmodo – Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For The Next Great Depression]

…It’s Things Thursday: Lakai Recycled Program?

Lakai Recycled Program

If you’d like to go green in style, then check out the Lakai Recycled Program.

By “applying excess shoe materials that would otherwise be thrown away to selected styles each season”, Lakai is turning trash into unique pairs of kicks that are good looking and good for the environment.

In addition to the recycled materials (leather, suede, mesh) the Recycled Program shoes will also feature soles comprised of new gum rubber mixed with regrind rubber waste, reducing new material by up to 50%.

Another benefit of the program is that each shoe will have a unique look that is the result of whatever materials they happened to have around that day, so no two pairs will share the same material and/or color combinations.

Are you ready to go green?

[Lakai – Recycled Program]

[Utility Board Supply – Lakai Kost-One Recycled Shoe]