Thursday, January 31, 2013

One more clock...

There are too many computer boxes where I work, we keep them just in case we need to send them back to get them fixed. Let's face the reality, most of the time they are out of warranty when they decide to die... Then, I took one of them.

Easy to do:

You just need a mechanism that you can get from any old clock, or you can buy it online on a website like this one, it's even cheaper to buy a cheap clock from Ikea or a dollar store and get the mechanism out of it.
You just have to make a hole with a pencil in the box, that's it. It's just an expensive clock if you have to buy the laptop...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ikea hack of the year 2012

Big fan of the website I could not resist to show the Knuff table, hack of the year 2012, made by imchaser from Singapore.
Upcycling  this :

Into this:

A great upcycling for a very functional coffee table!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Book bookshelf

Instead of trashing books for recycling, what about reusing them for another purpose, Not tom designers found a simple creative way. I don't know if they used a long metallic stem going accross all the books and stopping in the middle of the first and last book, but it certainly doable at home.

It reminds me of this old Ikea ad I already showed you few months ago :

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Upcycling cassette tape ribbons into..... portraits!

Erika Simmons aka Iri5 makes unbelievable portraits, just using the ribbons from tape! Have a look at some of these portraits or go on her website for more! This is amazing.

Here she is, creating one of this art piece.