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Retusj: Fit for a Queen

Last time we talked to Karen von Pederstad, she was working out of a shoebox overlooking the Eiffel Tower. This time we meet the Retusj designer in her bright haven of creativity, in the center of Oslo…
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EKOLOVESANIMAL

We love the aesthetic of EKOLOVESANIMAL bags, as well as their stance on animal cruelty and their beliefs about upcycling and redesign. The smooth, interesting shapes of their pieces give an insight to what the materials were used for in their previous lives.
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Ducks in a Row

We love to find creative ways to use common items – some of our favorite upcycling ideas involve tin cans, mason jars, vintage frames and wooden fruit and wine crates.
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Summer Rain

On warm summer nights, we can all feel the atmospheric change that happens when a thunderstorm is coming. The trees shudder, the sky darkens then opens up and lets go.
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Matthew Appleby

Matthew's latest series of reconditioned lights and lamps need very little introduction. Made with anything from discarded, industrial, car parts to bread boxes and espresso makers – they tell stories of their own.
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SAG+SAL

Cleverly crafted out of printing blankets, making their bags durable and very original, Rupert Jensch and Andjelko Artic of SAG+SAL combine their love of art, design and upcycling in a way that's been notably successful.
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Crystal Clear

Glass is also a ubiquitous material making it upcycling friendly, if left in its original state. The ancient craft of glass-blowing is seriously detrimental to the environment, which leaves many glass-blowers in search of a more sustainable alternative.