Different ways of creatively reusing and preserving old wood is a reoccurring theme here at SemiDomesticated. We have decided to dedicate this entire week to our love for trees and the many fruits they bear.
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.
SPANAKI is the name of Greek, Anna Germanou's, ventures as a graphic designer & handcrafted jewellery/accessory designer – and it's obvious that she's found many ways to weave the two together. She's a stickler for presentation and professionality, and her ideas as super creative to boot.
Meet Christian Pade, the German designer behind the upcycling brand, Onkto Katuh. His notions behind permanence and the mix of materials are quite intriguing and force us to have second thoughts about what we deem to be rubbish or treasure.
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.
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.
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.