INTERIOR DESIGN, EXTERIORS, DESIGN, LOVE, PASSION & LIFE

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

4 WAYS TO RECYCLE YOUR DEAD BIKE

We love the environment, we love being healthy and we love riding our bike so here are 5 ways to recycle your bike and bike parts when you upgrade to that shiny new model.

LIGHTING
Bike chains are usually dirty horrible things that leave grease marks on your legs and a place to get your pant leg caught up in.  Usually you curse at them when they fall off when you cant get the damn thing back on but these chandeliers by Carolina Fontoura Alzaga are stunning.  Not only has she given these much sworn at items a new lease of life but she has created a traditional look by creating  sculptural talking pieces.  They maybe too heavy for delicate interiors but I think they have a place in many modern homes, even warehouses of today.


FURNITURE
Who would have thought bike rims and bike tubes could look so comfortable!  I think I'd like that chair to sit on the side of road races so when some-one breaks down I can ask them to 'throw a rim my way'. On second thoughts, I could end up wearing it after that remark.  Bike Furniture founder Andy Gregg has spent many years on the bike and in bike shops so it looks like he worked out where to unleash his frustration to make beautiful furniture that otherwise would have ended up on the scrap heap.


OUTDOOR FENCING
On a trip to Bright we came along this fence made from recycled parts.  There is a great bike track that cover Wangarratta, Beechworth and Bright so all I can imagine is there were a few of those who abandoned  the trip and decided the wineries or bakeries were a better option.




JEWELERY
I have seen some very ordinary necklaces 
made from a solid bike chain but these pieces 
actually have some style and class to them. 
Re-cycled Accessories are having a special at 
this moment and donating $6 to the Japan relief for 
every pair of earrings sold.









1 comment:

  1. It so amazing how one person can create such masterpiece! Hope I can also see photos how you create lamps from a dead bike. I'll be looking forward to it.

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