Monthly ArchivesMarch 2010

REDUCE REUSE REDESIGN: RECYCLED PRODUCTS image

The Hangelier 1.2 By Organelle Design. Organelle is an independent design studio based in Vancouver, BC that re-purpose off-the-shelf, and found objects in innovative ways. Who knew plastic hangers could looks so classy? Ramon Coronado Mercado Negro, a cross-media visual designer based out of Los Angeles, creates recycled furniture from shopping carts as part of his Reclaiming & Furniture Design series. Designers at Reestore re-purpose old bathtubs into modern love seats using contemporary colors, fabrics and finishes. Designer Andrew Gregg from Bike Furniture Design in Michigan specializes in creating modern furniture made primarily from recycled steel and aluminum bicycle rims, handlebars and frames. His work is stunning and can be ordered online. Sweet!

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE BALLSY TRAVELER: SRULI RECHT’S MASKED IN FLIGHT image

For frequent travelers who are not worried about looking a little, um, out-of-the-box, meet Israeli-born designer Sruli Recht’s latest “non product” Masked In Flight. Recht constructed a series of four masks from folded laser-cut parchment, incorporating a respirator and replaceable N95 filters into each. Other features include light filtering sleep masks and sound reduction ear covers. This product is perfect for a germ-a-phobe like myself, but if I did ever get the courage to whip it out on a trip, how do you get through customs? To pre-order you own mask, email contact@srulirecht.com [Photograph by Marino Thorlacius]

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