Friday 30 September 2011

Recycled tyre stools by SCANCAN design

Joint venture of Carita and Ryan- recycled furnitures.
The great Canadian craftmanship, Scandinavian design and passion for recycling come together in
scancan design

Ryan putting his skills in use...

The final product-super comfy for crosslegged sitting

NO copyright applies- the more we all recycle the better!

The tyre stools in action, see live in The Wild Fig Cafe, Scarborough, WA
( without the extension cord though)

For orders or more info, contact Carita at

ECO cafe- Wild Fig...

...has opened the doors in Scarborough, Western Australia.

I was fortunate to take part in this fun project with amazing team spirit! The furnitures are all collected from opshops, verge collections and salvage yards. A great deal of wild imagination and craftmanship has gone into the interior. While sipping your coffee - you just can't help but get inspired and wondering about all the things that we can do with old treasures by "upgrading" them.

Here are some tasters...for further info about the cafe,

Old crates as display shelving

Yammy food...

Check out the whisk&potato masher lights...

Nanna coffee cup and grass chandeliers...

Patchwork wallpapering and tin can light...

First customers chilling out on recycled tyre stools place on the recycled timber deck...

Happy&tired after big day's work, grateful for the comfort of the pallet daybeds... (see motorcycle cow head light)...


For further info about pallet daybeds or funky recycled lighting visit

Like the recycled tyre stools by SCANCAN DESIGN??  
contact Carita at

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Aarikka- original bold and natural

Aarikka is a socially and environmentally conscious Finnish family business focusing on handmade jewellery&homeware with natural feeling.
Aarikka-journey started from a simple thing as buttons and has continued through decades ever since.

Reminder for all of us: "Great things start with small beginnings!"

Some of my favourites from their homeware collection.
 Why? They are cheeky, playful and make me feel good!

Hirvonen-moose towel

Unto- people friendly owl, paper clip stand

Hirvonen-moose, serving plate

Read more or shop online:
All photos by Aarikka

Sunday 11 September 2011

Pallet office in Amsterdam

I've always had great admiration for the creativity of Dutch people, on top of innovation they also have the guts to do things differently. While living there, I broke out of many boundaries with design and decoration.
Be playful and have fun!!!

Advertising agency Brandbase found this great canal house in Amsterdam and with help of Most Architecture made this lovely space into a office by using mainly wooden pallets as building material.
Wooden pallet- my favourite item with endless possibilities!!

Pictures by Rogier Jaarsma 

Monday 5 September 2011

Decorative lanterns

Lanterns living with the seasons...

Fill with candles in wintertime, fresh flowers in
summertime and colourful leaves when autumn arrives...



Thursday 1 September 2011

Bench of Thought

Banco del Pensamiento

A sculpture and a piece of furniture at the same time,
Bench of Thought has been carefully constructed using recovered books
with wood as a structural reenforcement.
Finished with a gloss varnish. 

Bottle garden

Brazilian Design Studio Rosenbaum is creating happier homes for financially challenged families.
Spread the Joy!

1000 drawers

Design Direct/Hamburg and "1000" unwanted drawers- come together in these funky cabinetries

M Design

M Design and Project Scrap has just inspired my own journey reclaiming the value of abandoned furnitures in the street, verge collection or garage sales.

Thank you for the inspiration Marjolaine Poulin from Canada!