Thursday, March 28, 2013

Upcycling oil cans into ....electric guitars

The people selling these guitars at Bohemian Guitars were inspired from "the resourceful residents of the townships in South Africa who re-purpose materials into playable instruments".
A percentage of all guitar sales goes to donating instruments to schools and youth organizations.
Now they also have their own oil cans. It's a bit less eco friendly but I guess these vintage oil can might be hard to find and collect.

 Here is a video from Bohemian Guitars:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Using Sugru

You might already know Sugru but for those who don't know about it:
I have discovered this great "air-curing" rubber that can fix anything. So instead of trashing a power supply, shoes, racks, hooks. Just try Sugru, it looks to me that you can fix almost anything with it and I'm not getting any money or free stuff from this company.
It looks like some play-Doh, it can be formed by hand and once it's exposed to air it cures to a tough flexible silicone rubber overnight.
It looks like the possibilities are endless.

You can protect your cell phone:

You can prevent breaking from your cables:

You can have ergonomic handles:

You can fix shoes and laces :

You can make a camera kids proof and colorful:

You can upcycle stuff too and make:


Or lego bracelets:
I fell in love with this material... I had to share with you!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shipping pallet

You can find tons of upcycling with shipping pallets, but these german designer (Produktwerft) makes coffee tables with a design and a finish I have never seen before.