We have needed a magazine rack in the bathroom for a while now but want to make one ourselves.. After a bit of searching I found these good designs. Two very different but both appealing designs! I like wood and anything that uses different types of wood. Like my bedside table that I made. But I also like the other design, which looks kinda art deco and could be made from some sort of recycled material? I always like that idea!
I also don't mind this type of style as it is recycled. I also thought this style but use some kind of recycled fabric as the weave. Denim?
By the way here is my bedside table I made in high-school. Laminated plywood made into a ball using the lathe (blunted the tools every few minutes because of all the glue in it), Tasmanian Silver Oak and Tiger Myrtle for the draw. Like I said I love the mix of woods.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Groovy Green Glass are just one example of an organisation who collects wine/glass bottles and recycles them into functional items. Tumblers of all sizes, jugs, carafes, vases, candlestick holders, Jewelry and more. They have some great ideas, which I am dying to try. A set of original and unique tumblers and matching carafe from wine bottles look so retro and I love anything that's cleverly recycled. They would be quite easy to make, it would just be a case of drinking enough wine.
Maglova is another recycled glass artist who cuts and slumps recycled glass pottles into functional items such as wine glasses, vases, lights, windchimes etc.
|Champagne dish III|
Also check out Bottle Hood on Etsy for other recycled glass products including these bangles..
|Green Champagne bottle bangles|
|Bombay Sapphire Gin Bangles|
|Vodka, Gin and Coke Bottle Necklace|
|Tall Wine and Ale Bottle Glasses|
Etsy is a great marketplace to find cute gift ideas or handmade or recycled items for yourself. zJayne is just one seller with a great shop filled with
"Earth Friendly handmade recycled market bags, wristlets, organic dryer sheets, art and more made from repurposed T-Shirt materials and reclaimed jewels."
Fred & Friends has some quirky gift ideas for kitchen, office and beyond. Perpetual Kid are stockists of Fred products with a huge range of other fun and quirky gift ideas.
|Uncapped pen holder|
|Unzipped Glass bag|
|Rubik's Cube Pepper Mill|
|Tank Up Heat Sensitive Coffee Mug|
By the way I bought a big bundle of things from Perpetual Kid not relying on it to get here in time for Christmas, me not beng organised early enough and it came internationally (using International Checkout) within a few weeks! Well in time for Christmas!!