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Unconsumption Says Goodbye! – Farewell to a Reuse Pioneer

Rob Walker recently ceased his tumbler Unconsumption. Unconsumption was an amazing resource for reuse inspiration. Rob cataloged hundreds of artists and designs. Check out the archives. Thank you Rob, we will miss you!

I dreamed up the word “unconsumption” back in 2007, for a New York Times Magazine column, and later pursued and refined the idea in various ways, most notably in this group Tumblr – which grew way beyond what I imagined was possible. It’s been an amazing run, and an honor to work with a series of fantastic and inspiring collaborators along the way.

Notes from the Field: The Atlantic Workshop | New England Home Magazine

This reclaimed wooden boat chair masterpiece came from Scott Feen of The Atlantic Workshop. We found it through Unconsumption – one of the most inspiring sites on reuse design on the web.

Photos by Karin Lidbeck Brent

Within his workshop you will find remnants of boats, buildings, factories, barns and mechanical equipment most would toss into a scrap yard. But Scottâ philosophy is simple: find old items and give them new life.

The Chatham location of his workshop lends itself especially well to the uncovering of pieces of old boats and yachts, which Scott uses to create furniture with a nautical theme.

via Notes from the Field: The Atlantic Workshop | New England Home Magazine.