Remake it Home – fab new DIY ideas book. On the right see those clever contraptions which recycle old yellow pages? Genius.

Lovely layout by Neal Whittington of Present and Correct. See the clever baskets made from recycled gas cans? So clever!

Tord Boontje‘s Transglass vases and some fabulous packing pallet creations…

Spotted this book at the Brunswick st Bookstore on the weekend and just couldn’t put it down… so of course then I had to buy it ($49.95 – I thought that was not too bad!).

Remake it Home is a fantastically exhaustive collection of resourceful household DIY design ideas. It’s in the vein of US mag ReadyMade Magazine…. but so much better. In addition to all the practical ‘why didn’t I think of that’ ideas – repurposing everything from CD spindles to packing pallets and broom bristles – the book also shares an inspiring collection of commercial design from all over the world which recycles existing materials in some fabulously designer way. (ie Tord Boontje‘s stunning Transglass vases, made from repurposed wine bottles, and my fave Log Bowls by Loyal Loot). Such simple and truly beautiful examples of sustainability in commercial design.

Log Bowls by Loyal Loot Collective (posted before here). HOW good are they? Seriously.


Remake it Home is written by Henrietta Thompson, who I notice is currently Acting Senior Editor of *Wallpaper magazine. A little googling also uncovers articles for Monocle, and the Zaha Hadid blog, if you don’t mind! So she clearly knows what she’s talking about. ALSO, the layout, by Neal Whittington of super fab UK online stationery store Present and Correct, is totally awesome.

Love the punched-out pattern in the back of this cupboard by Jo Meesters and Marije Van Der Park