Walk down the street with a Westlake Laptop Bag and only a person who is very observant—or one who works as a bike repair technician—would notice what’s unusual about it: The exterior of the bag is made from used bicycle tire tubes!
Blake Avenue produces some absolutely vondrous home furniture. Our favorite might be their Lake Tahoe Dressers. They come in two versions: a 3-drawer and 6-drawer. Both are made from reclaimed timbers. On sale now, starting at $895.
It’s more environmentally-friendly than wall paper and more interesting than paint. It’s the Wall Flats from Inhabit.
Wall Flats are extremely environmentally friendly, made from renewable bagasse1. But it’s the textured look this 3D wallpaper creates that we find so vondrous. The interesting shadow designs cast by Wall Flats make them especially great for rooms with a lot of sun exposure and changing light patterns.
Jeremy May’s Paper Rings are literally so. But you have to look closely to notice. That’s because each is created with a “special” (read, secret) laminating process that compresses hundreds of sheets of paper into a hard, durable structure with a high gloss finish.
Close carefully, though, and you can see hints of each ring’s literary origins—patterns of paper, smidgeons of words and bits of illustration. Each ring is unique and May takes care to match each Paper Ring’s design to the book from which the paper came.
The Paper Rings are part of the literary-themed Littlefly collection that also includes bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings. Are are absolutely wonderful!
The island of Bali is full of tropical forests and gorgeous beaches. It is also full of used tires clogging landfills. Fortunately, at least one company is finding a way to make good use of them: Indosole. The company employs local Balinese to cut off the tread of old tires and then to sew them onto sandals. Look at the bottom of a pair of Indosoles and you can literally see the tire tread and sense the years of road wear they’ve had. see more
You need not be a whisky lover to think this is cool: hardwood floors made from reclaimed whiskey barrels. Some floorboard sections still show the old printing from the barrel. The supplier, Glasgow-based McKay Flooring, ships boards of random lengths for you to install yourself. And, no, licking the boards will not get you drunk. £199 per square meter.