Repaired Things

Stitched Leaves by Susanna Bauer
January 17, 2013, 1:18 pm
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Beautiful darned and patchworked leaves by Susanna Bauer.

October 22, 2011, 9:31 am
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Cordula Kehrer worked with German artisans to repaired broken/leaking plastic dustbins. There’s also a line made by indigenous Phillipino basket-weavers available at Areaware.

TAC says: “Old buckets and bins, that would be trash once they start leaking, are mended and brought back to life, using amazing basketry patches made from willow, rush and rattan. Perfect combination between sustainability, functionality and beauty.”

Personally, I love the combination of a gross, plastic, mass-produced item with handworked organic materials.

Repaired Elbow
December 8, 2010, 9:11 pm
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“I split open my elbow today after I took a spill. It wasn’t that big of a cut, just deep. Since it was on the joint, I needed to close it up. I gave myself a few stitches with some fine fishing line-ish thread I had.  My bandage is printed to look like toast.” — Eric Clausen

Here’s an Instructable on the subject.


Repaired Leaves
February 4, 2010, 1:02 am
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“A project of repaired leaves, repaired tree (branch), repaired season, etc.”

by Angela Shin

Spiderweb & Mushroom repair
October 7, 2009, 11:04 pm
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Last week I saw Nina Katchedourian speak at Drew University. She has done some amazing repairs.

Spiderwebs (read more here):




Mushrooms (more here):


September 23, 2009, 11:37 am
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Andy Lilienthal repaired this bamboo by filling it with chopsticks and binding it with string.


Cyborg Soles
July 31, 2009, 7:21 pm
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Repairing my Cyborg Soles – by Sarah Granett