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Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks upcycling taxidermy sculpture humor bicycles antlers

Vienna-based designer Andreas Scheiger created this fun series of faux taxidermy heads using a bunch of found bicycle seats and handlebars. The pieces can serve as fun art objects, or as functional hooks for holding bags, coats, and even other bicycles. Several of them are for sale over on his website, or you can see how he did it and maybe attempt your own. (via Fubiz)

Update: Several of you have mentioned that these are pieces appear to be a modern interpretation of Picasso’s TĂȘte de taureau.

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Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs wood upcycling lighting home

For his Brecce collection, Italian designer Marco Stefanelli devised an ingenious way of removing fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement fragments, and replacing them with perfectly sculpted resin embedded with LEDs. The resulting lamps retain the organic nature of their original form yet cast a beautifully subdued light. You can see much more on Stefanelli’s blog. (via the awesomer)

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Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage

Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Light shades made from recycled corrugated cardboard.

Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Expandable shelving and bench storage made from patched bicycle tubes.

Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
A wall-mounted storage basket constructed from a salvaged shopping cart.

Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage upcycling recycling lighting furniture
Urban seating made from steel and mesh fencing.

Cologne-based designer Michael Konstantin Wolke upcycles found objects, converting them into new works that are as equally functional as stunning. My favorite by far is his expandable wardrobe made from patched bicycle innertubes that have been wrapped around a solid metal frame. This is genuinely brilliant work and I can’t wait to see what he cobbles together next. (via de|zine)

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Character

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character upcycling typography recycling night long exposure

Character is a project based in Finland that converts dismantled signs into individual art objects which can be purchased online here. These photos by Johan Warden make the project all the more striking.

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Upcycled Vintage Luggage

Upcycled Vintage Luggage vintage upcycling retro recycling home

Upcycled Vintage Luggage vintage upcycling retro recycling home

BrightWall Studios is churning out some pretty fun upcycled luggage (via iain claridge).

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Made of New York: Upcycled modern furniture from discarded Manhattan lumber

Made of New York: Upcycled modern furniture from discarded Manhattan lumber wood upcycling recycling New York furniture

Made of New York: Upcycled modern furniture from discarded Manhattan lumber wood upcycling recycling New York furniture

Made of New York: Upcycled modern furniture from discarded Manhattan lumber wood upcycling recycling New York furniture

Made of New York is a simple, modern furniture collection constructed from industrial-era materials salvaged from demolished buildings. The furniture is the brainchild of former creative director of Ikea Sweden, John-Michael Ekeblad, furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane.

The process begins with sourcing the wood, much of which comes from torn down 19th-century buildings. In determining the use for each part the team aims to have “minimal treatment of the wood in favor of sustaining its naturally worn out beauty and charm.” The resulting pieces are each completed within five to ten days, using water-based stains and sealers and wood plugs whenever necessary.

Available now through NewYorkCitySnaps. (via cool hunting)

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