Reclaimed paper coffee cup notebooks by Christin Ripley
Brush Factory started in Brighton, an historic industrial district of Cincinnati. It has been home to artists, artisans, designers, and others for many years. Brighton is filled with handsome old brick multi-story buildings steeped in history. This history and unique setting inspires and infuses everything we do. Brush Factory brand places value on things like little material waste, a balance between innovation and tradition and above all, creating a product that has a unique personality built to last. We are committed to excellence in craft, quality, workmanship and design. Rosie Kovacs, fashion designer, stylist and purist at heart, believes that living a simple life doesn’t have to be dull. A Cincinnati native, she chose to start her clothing label after attending the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP School of Design. Residing in Cincinnati allows her to spread out, giving her the room and means to make her own products in house as well as collaborate with partner and fellow designer, Hayes Shanesy.
Seashell necklace made from seashells found on the shores of Florida. Holes in seashells are naturally carved by predatory Moon Snail.
Handwoven in Brooklyn from found and reclaimed fabric.
Take a nap with your head in the clouds. White organic cotton cloud pillow.
The Cod Collection from Kria is a study of the fish which has sustained Icelandic culture for centuries and focuses on extracting details to imagine objects of ritualization.
T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg. Unique upholstery is created by weaving old t-shirts and textiles through chair structure.
Re-Love is a project by MAEZM.“Most clothes and chairs used in the past were collected by the artists and other relevant parties. It was designed based on a new method using objects in which memories remain and original function gone. The discarded chair once again becomes a comfortable sofa with clothes on top. Clothes are what enable the chair to play its part. This is also understood as one’s own past. As clothes are tangled, memories can be tied up to create a new love. To love the things again means to add another function to them. To love the things again means to add another function to them”
“To love the things again here needs be distinguished from recycling. Though the old and ragged chair in my room will gradually lose a great deal of its original function, it will hold prevalent value over other new ones through the time and space shared with me. This chair may carry an image of myself on it, stretching leg to the floor, or elaborately cherish a reminiscence of a time when I conversed with someone.
Sharing of such time and memory is also a matter of intimacy between me and the thing. However, regrettably enough, we repeatedly replace the thing for a new ‘goods’ unconsciously in pursuit of the ‘function’ it provides. The relationship between a thing and people should be understood as an expression of
‘self love’ on oneself as a result rather than personifying a thing. The intention is that the act of loving a thing again is engraved as love of one self about the time and space, and such love be proposed as methodology through ‘RE_LOVE’ “
Stunningly dizzying handwoven saltillo sarapes at the Museum of American Indian. “The earliest Saltillo Sarapes, from before about 1850, employ hand-woven wools and organic dyes (indigo, vegetal green and ivory/natural wool—including an extremely costly red dye, cochineal, produced by pulverizing cochineal bugs, a parasite of the nopal cactus. The designs of these early sarapes, generally a diamond of some sort, are linear and geometric. Sarapes are distinct from the world’s other great textile traditions. There are eye-dazzling effects, particularly in the central medallion, and some early examples vibrate like a piece of Op Art”
Nautical Seashell Necklace is made from seashells found on the shores of Florida’s Sanabel Island. Holes in seashells are naturally carved by predatory snail called Moon Snail.
Pair of cotton pot holders, sewn with 1940s Vintage florals by Lilleputt Studio on Etsy
Broom corn grown on Old Field Farm in the Hudson River Valley, made into hand brooms.
Handmade by Christin Ripley for Christin Ripley.
Ah! This looks so comfortable!
Ceramic cloud shaped dishes by JD Wolfe on Etsy.
Moss rag rugs from recycled fabric and yarn by Kate Fenker.
Upcycled old toys sofa / lounge couch by Dan Kennel. Looks very comfortable.
Felted fox hat by Vaivanat
Scrapwood furniture by Dutch designer, Piet Hein Eek:
DIY chairs from around the world.
French designer Ariane Prin has been working on a project called “From Here for Here” as a part of her master’s program at the Royal College of Art. This project produces pencils sustainably by using waste from various departments of the school with the goal of supplying drawing tools for students. Each pencil has a center filled with graphite from the glass department, and its body comprised of sawdust from the wood workshop, clay from the ceramic department, and flour from the cafeteria. Watch a video on how these pencils were made on DesignBoom
Recycled jean fabric necklace by MAGICOVERACID
Above: DIY wooden toy car
Above: DIY scarecrow
Above: DIY sleds
Above: DIY bird feeder
Above: DIY stool
Above: DIY bench