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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


Valentino – Creepy OOAK Teddy Bear – Abandoned Toys

Valentino – Creepy OOAK Teddy Bear – Abandoned Toys

Initially bought as a valentine’s gift, all this poor bear knew was love and affection. Sadly, relationships don’t always pass the test of time and Valentino was one of the first casualties. Tossed in the trash during a lovers’ quarrel his little cotton heart broke, and so did his mind. He quickly became feral and now roams the streets in a crazed desperation to find love once more. Valentino has a mouth and claws sculpted from epoxy clay, which is set hard like plastic. All of our Abandoned Toys are created from discarded toys and parts destined for landfill and...


TUTORIAL – Mad March Hare: Green Devil Abandoned Toys

TUTORIAL – Mad March Hare: Green Devil Abandoned Toys

I found this toy rabbit after the flea market. It was really badly made, all of the features were glued on and it was stuffed with polystyrene! Horrible stuff. Had to make sure not to get it everywhere when I de-stuffed it. Here he is before the transformation, with another toy I found the same day: I stuck the skin through the washing machine and it gave it a really cool distressed look, all the fur matted together in clumps. I tried to dye it blue, but the fur is a high polyester blend so it didn’t really take, it...


Abandoned Toys

Abandoned Toys

I regularly find discarded dolls and teddy bears, most often after going unsold at a car boot sale. I always pick them up and after a while I had a growing collection. Rather than stripping them apart for salvage, like I do with other finds (like bags & shoes), I began to contemplate what would have become of these Abandoned Toys and imagined them walking the streets and adapting to survive their new habitat. How would these innocent playthings cope out on the streets? What would they need to change about themselves in order to face this new cold harsh...