It’s nice to be nice. More specifically, it’s nice to be nice to the earth, and today’s roundup of traditional furniture made from upcycled materials is a testament to the fact that there’s always a new way to be thoughtful when you apply a little creativity to a problem that needs solving. This collection is beyond resourceful; it’s inspiring. Although a few of today’s entries are things we could never make ourselves — does anyone have access to whiskey barrel staves and enough metalworking skill to pull off the chair below, for instance? — others are actually rather accessible. To wit, the glass decanter pendant lights could also translate into a do-it-yourself project with wine bottles and an LED light kit from the local hardware store. With starting points like these, the options are truly endless, just like the far-reaching effects we can have on the environment when we apply a little extra thoughtfulness.
Book pages lampshade found at Zipper8 Lighting.