Posts tagged skateboards
10:43 am - Wed, Jan 23, 2013
21 notes

The Young Architects Program at MoMA invites emerging studios to propose a temporary installation that can host the summer events of the PS1 Contemporary Art Centre.
CODA's winning proposal, entitled Party Wall, is for a linear structure that will incorporate events spaces, seating areas, stages and projections areas, as well as pools of water that will function as “cooling stations”…. 
The interlocking cladding panels will be made from wooden offcuts donated by a skateboard manufacturer and some of them will be removable and used to build tables and benches.
"CODA’s proposal was selected because of its clever identification and use of locally available resources - the waste products of skateboard-making - to make an impactful and poetic architectural statement within MoMA PS1’s courtyard," said MoMA curator Pedro Gadanho.

More: Wall made from skateboard offcuts for MoMA’s PS1

The Young Architects Program at MoMA invites emerging studios to propose a temporary installation that can host the summer events of the PS1 Contemporary Art Centre.

CODA's winning proposal, entitled Party Wall, is for a linear structure that will incorporate events spaces, seating areas, stages and projections areas, as well as pools of water that will function as “cooling stations”….

The interlocking cladding panels will be made from wooden offcuts donated by a skateboard manufacturer and some of them will be removable and used to build tables and benches.

"CODA’s proposal was selected because of its clever identification and use of locally available resources - the waste products of skateboard-making - to make an impactful and poetic architectural statement within MoMA PS1’s courtyard," said MoMA curator Pedro Gadanho.

More: Wall made from skateboard offcuts for MoMA’s PS1

4:12 pm - Tue, Jan 15, 2013
364 notes

Self-taught sculpture artist Haroshi is using the discarded leftovers of broken skateboards to create striking wooden creations.
The 35-year-old Tokyo resident, who prefers to not use his full name, began skating at age 15 in Kanagawa, amassing a growing stack of broken decks and parts. Ten years later, his collection overflowing, a friend suggested he find a way to do something with them. Cutting into one of the decks with a saw, he noticed an interesting pattern of stripes from its laminated layers of wood, and got to work on his first creation, a wooden bangle-style bracelet.
Since then, Haroshi’s sculptures have used the imagery of skateboard culture as inspiration for many of his pieces, utilizing multi-colored skateboard ply in both stacked layers and mosaic patterns. The output ranges from skateboarding cats to Airwalk sneakers. And, of course, skulls and demons.

(via Broken Skateboards Become Stunning Wooden Sculptures | Wired Design | Wired.com)
We’ve highlighted Haroshi’s earlier work, here. But this piece above is too awesome to ignore!
And needless to say we’ve hit the recycled skateboard deck theme more than once, go here for more.
Self-taught sculpture artist Haroshi is using the discarded leftovers of broken skateboards to create striking wooden creations.

The 35-year-old Tokyo resident, who prefers to not use his full name, began skating at age 15 in Kanagawa, amassing a growing stack of broken decks and parts. Ten years later, his collection overflowing, a friend suggested he find a way to do something with them. Cutting into one of the decks with a saw, he noticed an interesting pattern of stripes from its laminated layers of wood, and got to work on his first creation, a wooden bangle-style bracelet.

Since then, Haroshi’s sculptures have used the imagery of skateboard culture as inspiration for many of his pieces, utilizing multi-colored skateboard ply in both stacked layers and mosaic patterns. The output ranges from skateboarding cats to Airwalk sneakers. And, of course, skulls and demons.

(via Broken Skateboards Become Stunning Wooden Sculptures | Wired Design | Wired.com)

We’ve highlighted Haroshi’s earlier work, here. But this piece above is too awesome to ignore!

And needless to say we’ve hit the recycled skateboard deck theme more than once, go here for more.

7:53 pm - Thu, Oct 18, 2012
115 notes

MapleXO makes jewelry and products using recycled skateboards.

(via Recycled skateboard jewelry by MapleXO — Lost At E Minor: For creative people)
We’ve noted earlier MapleXO work here. And want more examples of recycling skateboards? Behold.

MapleXO makes jewelry and products using recycled skateboards.

(via Recycled skateboard jewelry by MapleXO — Lost At E Minor: For creative people)

We’ve noted earlier MapleXO work here. And want more examples of recycling skateboards? Behold.

1:19 pm - Mon, Jul 16, 2012
453 notes
boogleloo:

Summer Stories by SmileyG

This one is made in my friends garden. It was her mom idea to make from skate swing. 

I love this idea… great upcycling!

Always great to see new uses for old skateboards.

boogleloo:

Summer Stories by SmileyG

This one is made in my friends garden. It was her mom idea to make from skate swing. 

I love this idea… great upcycling!

Always great to see new uses for old skateboards.

(via fuckyeahrepurpose)

9:09 am - Thu, Jul 12, 2012
91 notes
Now this is a sweet use of old skateboards: Upcycled into chairs for kids.
(via boardgames on Etsy)

Now this is a sweet use of old skateboards: Upcycled into chairs for kids.

(via boardgames on Etsy)

9:08 am - Sat, Jun 23, 2012
86 notes
Skateboards — upcycled into necklaces and other wearable things.
(via MuKee on Etsy)

Skateboards — upcycled into necklaces and other wearable things.

(via MuKee on Etsy)

12:08 pm - Thu, Jun 14, 2012
31 notes

Finnish designer, Björn Holm recently undertook the task of creating a 20-pound hollow surfboard that’s made entirely from recycled wooden skateboards.

More How Broken Skateboards Transform Into Brand New Surfboards - PSFK

Finnish designer, Björn Holm recently undertook the task of creating a 20-pound hollow surfboard that’s made entirely from recycled wooden skateboards.

More How Broken Skateboards Transform Into Brand New Surfboards - PSFK

9:17 am - Fri, Mar 16, 2012
66 notes
A book-printing error, which yielded hundreds of unusable volumes, led to the creation of skateboards made from paper.
More: From Book to Board: “EOSkate” Paper Skateboard - Core77

A book-printing error, which yielded hundreds of unusable volumes, led to the creation of skateboards made from paper.

More: From Book to Board: “EOSkate” Paper Skateboard - Core77

5:27 pm - Wed, Mar 14, 2012
214 notes
So, in this house in The Netherlands, a Jaguar, hung vertically, is used as a bookshelf/cabinet.
And skateboard decks serve as stairs, and teapots were made into a chandelier.
Um, wow.

(via Dutch Mountain by denieuwegeneratie | Design Milk)

So, in this house in The Netherlands, a Jaguar, hung vertically, is used as a bookshelf/cabinet.

And skateboard decks serve as stairs, and teapots were made into a chandelier.

Um, wow.

(via Dutch Mountain by denieuwegeneratie | Design Milk)

3:12 pm - Sun, Jan 8, 2012
76 notes
"Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards.”
Via Haroshi + Thisiscolossal

"Haroshi makes his art pieces recycling old used skateboards. His creations are born through styles such as wooden mosaic, dots, and pixels; where each element, either cut out in different shapes or kept in their original form, are connected in different styles, and shaven into the form of the final art piece. Haroshi became infatuated with skateboarding in his early teens, and is still a passionate skater at present. He knows thoroughly all the parts of the skateboard deck, such as the shape, concave, truck, and wheels. He often feels attached to trucks with the shaft visible, goes around picking up and collecting broken skateboard parts, and feels reluctant to throw away crashed skateboards. It’s only natural that he began to make art pieces (i.e. recycling) by using skateboards.”

Via Haroshi + Thisiscolossal

7:00 pm - Mon, Aug 1, 2011
49 notes

Portland-based eyewear label Shwood and skateboard company HUF recently joined forces for a new experiment - to make a pair of sunglasses from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood’s very own workshop, this one-off pair (no, unfortunately they’re not for sale…) was made purely out of curiosity - to test their limits and to see what is possible.

My reaction is: Okay, you know these are possible, please make some more! We’ve mentioned uses for broken decks before (examples here and here and here, and probably more I can’t find right now), but these really stand out…
More: HUH. Magazine - Shwood & HUF Skateboard Sunglasses

Portland-based eyewear label Shwood and skateboard company HUF recently joined forces for a new experiment - to make a pair of sunglasses from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood’s very own workshop, this one-off pair (no, unfortunately they’re not for sale…) was made purely out of curiosity - to test their limits and to see what is possible.

My reaction is: Okay, you know these are possible, please make some more! We’ve mentioned uses for broken decks before (examples here and here and here, and probably more I can’t find right now), but these really stand out…

More: HUH. Magazine - Shwood & HUF Skateboard Sunglasses

10:00 am - Sat, Mar 12, 2011
17 notes

Grove + MapleXO Skateboard iPhone 4 Cases: The 50-piece collection was crafted from old skateboard decks and are a collaborative effort between Grove, artisan case makers and Lindsay Holmes of MapleXO, who recycles skateboards into jewelry and other accessories.

PSFK » Old Skateboard Decks Repurposed Into iPhone Cases

Grove + MapleXO Skateboard iPhone 4 Cases: The 50-piece collection was crafted from old skateboard decks and are a collaborative effort between Grove, artisan case makers and Lindsay Holmes of MapleXO, who recycles skateboards into jewelry and other accessories.

PSFK » Old Skateboard Decks Repurposed Into iPhone Cases

Install Headline