Repaired Things


In Pieces
October 8, 2013, 8:36 pm
Filed under: glass | Tags: ,

via Karen Barbé

She says:

I hate to see this bowl in pieces. It belonged to my great-grandmother and I’ve never been able to fix it. After a while, all types of adhesives I’ve tried end up drying and crackling and the bowl splits up again. It seems they are not made for each other anymore.

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Oracular Boot Repair
October 15, 2012, 4:48 pm
Filed under: leather | Tags:

With decorative duct-tape, by Heather Hart. Heather works with gold leaf a lot, to reference a kind of alchemy. Looks like she’s transforming herself!

Below: The Numinous Negro, 2010



Emergency Phone
January 31, 2012, 1:43 pm
Filed under: electronics | Tags: ,

I love this post by manna from brooklyn and all the components of this repair:¬† duct tape, broom handle, wire splicing…I think Rube Goldberg would have approved.

The possibility of desperate times calls for desperate measures.


Up.

Muchos duct tape.

And . . . more duct tape.

Made it to the phone line!

Yay, municipal infrastructure!



Barter Town 2010
December 17, 2011, 12:35 pm
Filed under: fabric, wood | Tags: , , , , , ,

A year and a half late …. (yikes)

I set up a “Repair Booth” at Heather’s awesome Barter Town project …


Makeshift cardboard button


Pocket hole


George actually broke his pencil and then handed it to me to repair. What?? I think I used glue and then prettied it up with yellow duct tape.


Redid part of Jackie’s seam.



Yan Jun’s Suitcase
December 10, 2011, 11:09 pm
Filed under: metal, plastic | Tags:

A fresh coat of duct tape for Yan Jun‘s extensively repaired suitcase:



Improvised Tripod
October 9, 2011, 2:11 pm
Filed under: electronics | Tags:

Jiyoon Koo’s improvised tripod. It looks like she used a ladder, tape, and an iPhone.

She was documenting her project, 100 Folding Paintings.



Tombstone
August 11, 2011, 5:15 pm
Filed under: stone | Tags: , , ,

Eric saw this tombstone in Eugene, Oregon at the Pioneer Memorial Cemetery. It’s held together with duct tape!

Then he drew it and sent me the drawing as a postcard : )