Colombian designer and illustrator Diana Beltran Herrera creates truly impressive sculptures by using cut and folded paper. “Paper Bird Sculptures” is a series of colourful birds modeled by hand.
Diana says, ‘’I started by coincidence. Since I was a child I saw my mom sewing and doing a lot of things, and so when I was bored I would play with her materials and create my own objects. I have to say, I found more pleasure making those things for me than to go out and buy them in the market.”
UK based textile asrtist Jennifer Collier makes amazing paper sculptures by using cardboard and other recycled materials.
She describes her work as creations to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects which are made with the unusual ‘fabrics’ she produces by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching.
Bogotá based company Making My specialises in creating personalised boots by using recycled tyre. The best of all is that something that might otherwise go to waste now enjoys a dynamic, new and useful purpose while keeping our landfills less clogged and saving CO2 from being emitted when tyres are burned.
You’ll be able to design and buy your boots online (internationally) from February 2013, but you can follow their page to keep updated and find out more about the brand.
This product is 100% handmade and you can watch the creation below.
Art Director Chris Dimino specialises in recontextualising once-forgotten objects and making them useful for everyday life. See below for some examples of his work.
Gas Mask – Problem: Given a gas mask with its drab appearance as a point of departure, adapt it to fit aesthetic sensibility of or daily lives. Solution: A gas mask turned into a shower head.
Typewriters – Vacuum – Problem: Typewriter – Take this now useless item and give it a new life than it was intended to have. Solution: A typewriter turned into a functioning vacuum cleaner.
Typewriters – Waffle Iron – Problem: Typewriter – Take this now useless item and give it a new life than it was intended to have. Solution: The “Corona-Matic” a typewriter turned into a waffle iron that makes keyboard shaped waffles. Part of: The Next Best…Ding! A traveling exhibit on the reinvention of the typewriter.
“Derek has gained national attention for his collage portrait series, recycling magazines, labels, and found materials to create the works on canvas.” (Derekgores.com).
Fat Sugar Daddy is a Bogota based illustrator who describes his work as “illustration for kids but with guts out; the death of toys”.
He has recently drawn his very own interpretation of eggwhite, we hope you like it as much as we do.
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