Much of what Vhils showed me were extraordinary works, based on ideas of permanence in the cities that he has either lived in or worked in, and the unique ways he combines these experiences into canvases, cement pieces, styrofoam works and even new works on old doors that are the standouts of the show.
Source: Juxtapoz Magazine – Interview: Vhils and the Things We Leave Behind
Over the last year, Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock aka Strook began working with repurposed wood panels, doors, and furniture to construct giant faces on the side of buildings.
via Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium | Colossal.
She doesn’t just sell everything though. Most of her furniture in her home, she made. One day, she was inspired to make a house out of windows and doors. She uses it for tea parties with her friends and it sits to the side of her house in Mansfield.
via Reuse, repurpose, upcycle: what it looks like – Richland Source: Life & Culture News.
The shelters are made out of old doors salvaged from the plethora of local houses that the city is tearing down. “We’re making a statement about what we can do with this material,” Wilkins says. “Maybe we can use these buildings in different ways.”
via These Makeshift Detroit Bus Shelters Are Recycled From Abandoned Houses | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.
I like to think that each item carries someone’s life with it, including the care and time someone must have given it in order for it to arrive here.
I hope whoever owns it next will keep that in mind, and treat the object well.
Manoteca is a wooden house in a garden, a laboratory where old abandoned things and salvaged materials are taken care of, thought-of a second time, and re-assembled.
Everything is one-of-a-kind and unique, hand-crafted and treated with natural, non-toxic paints.
MANOTECA – Italian handmade pezzo unico.
Every DIYer has their comfort zone, and sawing wood is about as far out of mine as possible. Still, I wanted to push myself to try something new with this door challenge, and despite countless miscalculations/errors/accidents, I managed to execute my hanging shelf concept: something to help organize towels and toiletries in the bathroom, or scarves and belts in the bedroom.
via DIY: Teach an old door new tricks | Vancouver 24 hrs.
French designer Sasufi used reclaimed wooden doors to recreate the decorative panelling of nineteenth century French interiors on the walls of this patisserie on the outskirts of Melbourne.
via By Josephine patisserie by Sasufi.
Inhabitat has today’s door reuse juice!
Two young designers from Turin have created Deformazione Professionale – a line of clever new furnishings made from old unwanted doors.
via Valentia and Riccardo Sartori Give a New Life to Discarded Doors | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.