fuckyeahawesomehouses:

Charming Converted Tin Chapel

thewriterhouse:

What an interesting way to use old truck springs! I would love to have these chairs!

thewriterhouse:

What an interesting way to use old truck springs! I would love to have these chairs!

fuckyeahawesomehouses:

Old Barn to Amazing Home

unconsumption:


Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) [mentioned previously here] has been producing chairs from reclaimed and recycled materials in Hanover, PA since 1944.
According to Emeco, “the Broom Chair is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable — and designed to last.” The chair is made using 90% industrial waste, reclaiming plastic and wood fibers from the industry floors, materials that otherwise would be swept into the trash and end up in the landfill.

(via Broom Chair by Philippe Starck Emeco: Reclaimed, Repurposed, Recyclable | Apartment Therapy)

unconsumption:

Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) [mentioned previously here] has been producing chairs from reclaimed and recycled materials in Hanover, PA since 1944.

According to Emeco, “the Broom Chair is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable — and designed to last.” The chair is made using 90% industrial waste, reclaiming plastic and wood fibers from the industry floors, materials that otherwise would be swept into the trash and end up in the landfill.

(via Broom Chair by Philippe Starck Emeco: Reclaimed, Repurposed, Recyclable | Apartment Therapy)

unconsumption:

New uses for old crates, continued:
Upcycle them into furniture. 
AutumnWorkshop made the items pictured above.

unconsumption:

New uses for old crates, continued:

Upcycle them into furniture. 

AutumnWorkshop made the items pictured above.

makesomethingmarvelous:

Colorful facelift for folding chairs. I don’t know if I would have thought of this. It makes hauling out the extra chairs for guests so much more fun!

makesomethingmarvelous:

Colorful facelift for folding chairs. I don’t know if I would have thought of this. It makes hauling out the extra chairs for guests so much more fun!

unconsumption:


Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) [mentioned previously here] has been producing chairs from reclaimed and recycled materials in Hanover, PA since 1944.
According to Emeco, “the Broom Chair is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable — and designed to last.” The chair is made using 90% industrial waste, reclaiming plastic and wood fibers from the industry floors, materials that otherwise would be swept into the trash and end up in the landfill.

(via Broom Chair by Philippe Starck Emeco: Reclaimed, Repurposed, Recyclable | Apartment Therapy)

unconsumption:

Emeco (The Electric Machine and Equipment Co.) [mentioned previously here] has been producing chairs from reclaimed and recycled materials in Hanover, PA since 1944.

According to Emeco, “the Broom Chair is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable — and designed to last.” The chair is made using 90% industrial waste, reclaiming plastic and wood fibers from the industry floors, materials that otherwise would be swept into the trash and end up in the landfill.

(via Broom Chair by Philippe Starck Emeco: Reclaimed, Repurposed, Recyclable | Apartment Therapy)

unconsumption:

Soda crates = chair.
(via Anonymous Works: Soda Chair)
More crate repurposing here.

unconsumption:

Soda crates = chair.

(via Anonymous Works: Soda Chair)

More crate repurposing here.

unconsumption:

Do you remember Rob’s post about NYC’s Greenwich Locksmith — where the building’s facade is covered in discarded keys?
This key-covered chair is from that same shop.
(via Scouting NY)
More chair-related repurposing here.

unconsumption:

Do you remember Rob’s post about NYC’s Greenwich Locksmith — where the building’s facade is covered in discarded keys?

This key-covered chair is from that same shop.

(via Scouting NY)

More chair-related repurposing here.

unconsumption:

Today’s pallet fix:

DIY chair out of a shipping pallet.

How-to: Video: DIY Network

[Thanks, Mary Cate B.!]

unconsumption:

Suitcase Chair

“These chairs give the idiom ‘living out of a suitcase’ new meaning. This do-it-yourself project literally gives your old suitcases new legs and your visitors, a new place to sit.”

(via just stuff I find)
Find another suitcase-turned-chair and other new uses for suitcases in earlier Unconsumption posts here and on Unconsumption’s “new uses for old suitcases” Pinterest board here.

unconsumption:

Suitcase Chair

“These chairs give the idiom ‘living out of a suitcase’ new meaning. This do-it-yourself project literally gives your old suitcases new legs and your visitors, a new place to sit.”

(via just stuff I find)

Find another suitcase-turned-chair and other new uses for suitcases in earlier Unconsumption posts here and on Unconsumption’s “new uses for old suitcases” Pinterest board here.

unconsumption:

Toronto is one of my favorite North American cities. Even though I haven’t lived in Toronto in more than 15 years, I’ve made several return visits, for business and pleasure, and enjoy keeping tabs on what’s happening there.
Over the past several years, I’ve noticed a handful of examples of creative reuse around town, particularly in restaurants and bars on the west side. 
One such restaurant, Parts and Labour, designed by Castor, features lamps made from fire extinguishers (pictured above) and burned-out fluorescent tubes (shown below); bar stool bases are former truck springs. (photos by Lorne Bridgman, via zagat)

North of Parts and Labour, at a more recently opened place called Kitch, the bar’s constructed from wood reclaimed from a 70-year-old bowling alley. Salvaged stereo speakers are also part of the decor. (photo via Toronto Life magazine)

My brief roundup also includes Bar Neon (pictured below), where original ceilings were exposed after sections of drywall were removed during renovation. There, drinks will be served from an old shipping container (still under construction, from what I gather), and bathroom floors are inlaid with pennies. (photos by Gizelle Lau, via Toronto Life magazine)


Are there other examples that I should know about (and visit)?

unconsumption:

Toronto is one of my favorite North American cities. Even though I haven’t lived in Toronto in more than 15 years, I’ve made several return visits, for business and pleasure, and enjoy keeping tabs on what’s happening there.

Over the past several years, I’ve noticed a handful of examples of creative reuse around town, particularly in restaurants and bars on the west side. 

One such restaurant, Parts and Labour, designed by Castor, features lamps made from fire extinguishers (pictured above) and burned-out fluorescent tubes (shown below); bar stool bases are former truck springs. (photos by Lorne Bridgman, via zagat)

North of Parts and Labour, at a more recently opened place called Kitch, the bar’s constructed from wood reclaimed from a 70-year-old bowling alley. Salvaged stereo speakers are also part of the decor. (photo via Toronto Life magazine)

My brief roundup also includes Bar Neon (pictured below), where original ceilings were exposed after sections of drywall were removed during renovation. There, drinks will be served from an old shipping container (still under construction, from what I gather), and bathroom floors are inlaid with pennies. (photos by Gizelle Lau, via Toronto Life magazine)

Are there other examples that I should know about (and visit)?

unconsumption:

0 to 1, a New York City-based design and architecture studio, uses “the remnants of industrial manufacturing” to create furniture and other objects.
C-clamps and cardboard cores that “were once used to hold fabric or packaging materials” get made into “Cylinder” chairs.
See also: Earlier Unconsumption posts on new uses for cardboard tubes here, and paper towel and other tubes here.

unconsumption:

0 to 1, a New York City-based design and architecture studio, uses “the remnants of industrial manufacturing” to create furniture and other objects.

C-clamps and cardboard cores that “were once used to hold fabric or packaging materials” get made into “Cylinder” chairs.

See also: Earlier Unconsumption posts on new uses for cardboard tubes here, and paper towel and other tubes here.

unconsumption:

DIY project du jour: Make chair seats from old neckties
For how-to, see Mag Ruffman’s ToolGirl blog here.
Related (kind of): Chair seats and backs made from vintage belts — here, here, and here. And some earlier Unconsumption tie-related posts here.

unconsumption:

DIY project du jour: Make chair seats from old neckties

For how-to, see Mag Ruffman’s ToolGirl blog here.

Related (kind of): Chair seats and backs made from vintage belts — herehere, and here. And some earlier Unconsumption tie-related posts here.