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.
Once I opened the lid on the well of inspiration that I brought back from Morocco, there’s no stopping it. Being back, my only regret is not having brought 10 empty suitcases there or spent my savings on sending a couple of shipping containers of goods back to Berlin…
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.
Where is "home" and what does that even meeaaan anymore? Some of us have several homes while others aren't so fortunate. Being such an international crew, we feel at home on different continents, in different countries.
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.