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DeadCoupage

Luke Morris

Tags dark art, deadcoupage, macabre art, mounted skulls, taxidermy

DeadCoupage

I was pointed towards a new page this week by a work colleague. There’s a local guy that takes animal skulls and applies decoupage to them to create beautiful works of art. Some of them look like they are made from porcelain, it gives a whole new meaning to bone china. Beautiful. Check out his facebook page here: facebook.com/DeadCoupage


#ThriftFest 2016

#ThriftFest 2016

This weekend we popped along to check out the Festival of Thrift in Redcar. What an amazing event! Over 120 stalls, entertainment, workshops & events running all day. I’d highly recommend it. It was fantastic to see so many people there, all with an appreciation of upcycling and sustainability. Harry and I spoke to many of the stall holders, all lovely people with great individual styles.     We saw reinvented furniture, altered clothes, cigarbox guitars (yes, Harry had to have one of those!) and even some great art installations. Kudos to the organisers, we were walking round like kiddies at...


Moving back to the UK

Luke Morris

Moving back to the UK

Well after an amazing 11 years here on the Costa del Sol we’ve decided to pack up and move back to the UK. Time for a new adventure. The upcycling scene is a lot bigger back in Blighty with some great people to meet. Watch this space!


Chair with seat woven from upcycled belts

Luke Morris

Tags chair, chair design, repurposed belts, upcycled

Chair with seat woven from upcycled belts

Here’s a new technique I tried out. I found a chair that was missing a seat and I was considering making a wooden seat with upholstered cushion. Then I had the idea to weave a seat instead. Belts made a perfect medium for this project. Not only are they strong and durable, they’re the perfect size to weave around a chair seat. I made this without cutting one belt. All of the belts are also woven underneath the seat and buckled together. This way, if any of the belts need replacing over time, it’s really easy to do so, without...


Beatrix – Creepy OOAK Doll – Abandoned Toys

Beatrix – Creepy OOAK Doll – Abandoned Toys

Laying broken in a pile of doll limbs Beatrix knew her days of childhood play were over. Summoning all her strength she could muster, she dragged her broken torso over to the headless remains of a Barbie doll. She had found her new body. After performing a very successful head-swap surgery on herself, she wandered off into the wilderness in search of a better life. This doll is fully pose-able with opening and closing eyes. Can you give her a new home and help her find happiness again? Update: Beatrix has now found a new home in the UK