recycled beauties


Designer-Craftisans:@ Kunye African Trends

Do you think these products are beautiful!?

Then let me tell you these are made from ughs…waste plastic – recycled plastic!

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kunye kube

And I think these are one of the most beautiful recycled plastic products I have ever seen!


computer bag

These are not just fun and funky products, these are functional too.

How else I would say the bed cover, plastic rugs for swimming pool, computer bag  and screens; some real recycled innovation!!



These handmade products are from Kunye – brilliant brainchild of Alison Coutras (and her local team of craftisans – a cooperative to combat unemployment) in South Africa.

Kunye is the Xhosa word for ‘forward together’.

Kunye has won a number of awards.

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scintillating covers


velvet with felt appliqué

Designers: David Abraham + Rakesh Thakore + Kevin Nigli

                      @ Abraham & Thakore


cocoa wool crepe cushion cover with embroidered hand

Pieces that decorate museums. Pieces with a strong respect for material, form and craft.

These cushion covers are from India’s well respected name for fashion, accessories and home textile products – Abraham & Thakore.


wool and velvet with hand embroidery

The work of Abraham & Thakore has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, in a British Council exhibition on contemporary Indian design; at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi, in the Volkart Foundation sponsored exhibition on Khadi that later traveled to Switzerland etc.


velvet with multi-floral embroidery

(images via – Abraham & Thakore, Maison & Objet, Abitare)

to have it or not to have it!


life candy

Designer: Florian Kräutli

Go milk a cow!

Touch an iceberg!

Win a lottery in a TV show!

I am not saying this!

So says these  ? chocolate wrappers!

Before you start eating you have to fulfill the task written on the wrapper! Unless and until the box can have them.

What you say?

No gain without pain!!

Having dilemma!

To have it or not to have it!

Presenting ‘life candy’ the box of chocolates by Florian Kraeutli

with these yummy-dummy conditions!

Find More of this young Dutch designer’s intelligent, funny, whimsical and creative side here.

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break up

Designers: Eva Marmbrandt + Anna Danielsson @ Marmbrandt Design AB (13B project)

When I see these fabrics, screens and sound absorbing screens I see architecture, ergonomics, 3 D shapes and ecology!

What else I see – a stunning design sense blended with innovative use and creativity!


ease up

Break up and ease up are hand printed fabric.(produced by Frösö Handtryck)


up yours

A roof mounted sound absorbing screen made of polyester wadding and a surface of flocked fibre. (Produced by Akustikmiljoe i Falkenberg AB)

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