Contemporary Jewellery from Tin Cans by Julie Connellan

Recycled tin cans never looked this good! Designer Julie Connellan made the armpieces inspired by agricultural sheds that represent the true vernacular architecture of rural Ireland.  Images via julieconnellan.com Photography: seanandyvette ++ Shelter   … Read more

Brooches made of branches by Miriam Arentz

These brooches are made of branches, silver, found objects and resin. Miriam Arentz about her work: I experiment with the altering of classic materials, styles and appearances to create objects that refer to familiar natural forms in an unfamiliar way. By composing new shapes … Read more

Min-Ji Cho combines materials that represents the extremes of precious and non-precious

Min-Ji Cho from Seoul, Korea is an Upcyclista favorite Upcycler. This is from her mind-boggling ‘The Gloves Dream’ and ‘Gloves Dream 2’ collections where she pairs fresh water pearls and silver with rubber gloves. Min-Ji Cho aims to explore the … Read more

Moorbi’s definition of Sustainable Design is fun, stylish and as exciting as ever

Who’s that owl with the perky tweets about sustainability, sharing the Upcycled design j’adore? It’s Moorbi! Your New Online Sustainable Design Retail. Not long ago, what seemed to be an owl calling himself “Moorbi” entered the Upcycling scene with the … Read more

Submission: It seems like every house has a stamp album buried somewhere! Postage stamp art by Max & Me Designs

Max & Me Designs specialize in creating unique art, jewellery and giftware using upcycled postage stamps from all over the world. To me, it is one of those brilliant ideas that just makes a lot of sense. A characteristic of … Read more

Melissa Arias: This work represents my desire to preserve the spontaneous way children act.

Andrea Melissa Arias is not the first one to use colored pencils as element for design objects. Neither is she the only one transforming them into contemporary jewelry. But Melissa Arias accessories stand out in its playfulness and curiosity. As … Read more