- 2:13 pm - Thu, Feb 21, 2013
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Old, reclaimed door-frames and wooden boxes are the materials Eon Hoon used for his new collection of wooden rings…
Each ring is shaped and inlayed with a sterling silver or gold sleeve. As the wood is kept rough and untouched no two rings are alike.
More here: Reclaimed wood | Design Indaba
Previously on Unconsumption: Rings from ewaste, reused billiard balls, and spent bullets.
- 10:11 am - Fri, Jan 11, 2013
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Reclaimed timber boxes are piled up to the ceiling to create a wall of shelves at the new San Francisco store for skin and haircare brand Aesop…. The boxes were made to measure using reclaimed wooden boards, which were sanded on one side to create a variation between the inside and outside surfaces.
(via Aesop Fillmore Street by NADAAA)
- 2:07 pm - Tue, Oct 9, 2012
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In terms of storage space, each side of this mini bar sports tall top and bottom storage shelves and a duet of wine storage racks that can hold 4 bottles each.
As the Roadie Mini Bar is crafted from raw, reclaimed wood, there will be no two examples of identical ones.
(via The Roadie Mini Bar designed by the eco-chic boutique Tree)
- 8:25 am - Wed, Jul 11, 2012
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Many of you have liked our posts on tree houses, backyard cabins, and other retreat sorts of buildings constructed from reclaimed wood.
Now, there’s this: Cottages and garden sheds constructed out of wood salvaged from barns and other buildings. Designed and built by Minnesota-based The Rustic Way. Owner Dan Pauly also builds custom furniture and other items from reclaimed wood.
Nice design, isn’t it?
- 2:52 pm - Wed, Jun 20, 2012
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In other tree house news:
Interior designer Lynne Knowlton and her husband built a charming retreat in the trees on their property in Ontario, Canada.
Most of the materials they used are reclaimed, including the wood, which came from a friend’s barn destroyed by a tornado, and the doors and windows, reused from old homes and a church. A slide — yeah, a slide! — came from a playground. The rusty spindles on the porch and stairway were found at a yard sale. Even the kitchen sink’s a reused item (from a friend).
Hop over to Lynne’s Design the Life You Want to Live blog to see other photos here and here. Also check out photos of her house here (that’s her day-to-day house); clearly, she loves decorating with twigs, driftwood, and other natural materials that you’ve seen us feature repeatedly on Unconsumption. What’s not to like about all this?!
- 5:20 pm - Tue, Jun 19, 2012
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“The Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee is a 100ft structure built by minister Horace Burgess from the early 1990s through 2004. The entire building wraps around a giant tree and was built completely without blueprints, sprawling to an estimated 10,000 square feet inside, including a four-story swing set.” [via Colossal (via Required Reading)
A key point, not mentioned above: Most of the building’s lumber was reclaimed from “garages, storage sheds and barns” (as per this 2007 USAToday story).
- 10:49 am - Mon, Jun 18, 2012
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Maine- and Berlin-based artist Ethan Hayes-Chute builds cabins (shacks?) out of salvaged wood and other found materials.
Pictured: “(Tree)House of Hyères,” a 2010 collaboration with Jean-Paul Lespagnard.
Find some other examples of junkitecture here.
- 8:48 am - Mon, Apr 23, 2012
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This charming [154-square-foot] backyard retreat, constructed in less than six months, used salvaged lumber from three Oregon barns, a salvaged copper roof, natural plaster walls and a wood stove. The loft support is exposed, underlining a desire to showcase the beauty of the structural elements.
(via The Backyard House — PortlandOnline)
More photos on owner Megan Lea’s site here.
- 7:49 am - Tue, Sep 6, 2011
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Houston-based artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck transformed two dilapidated bungalows slated for demolition into a temporary art installation — known as Inversion — for Art League Houston in 2005. At the end of the installation period, the site was cleared and a new building housing classrooms, multipurpose rooms, and other spaces where Art League students and community members could gather, was constructed there in 2007.
An Art League press release had this to say about the project: “Both homes were in dire need of repair. The cost to bring both homes up to standards to create a better learning environment was cost-prohibitive, which ultimately led to the construction of the new facility. An attempt was made to give the houses away, but the cost to bring them back into a liveable home was not feasible.” Then Executive Director Debbie McNulty added: ”Turning the houses over to artists for a final creative expression seemed the best way to celebrate the history shared by so many in our community.”
I mentioned the Inversion project in an earlier Unconsumption post (here) about Dan and Dean’s work; however, we haven’t featured the project in its own stand-alone post on Unconsumption, until now. (It really is worthy of its own photo post!)
Photo credit: Brother O’Mara. Click on the link to view O’Mara’s other Inversion photos on Flickr.