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.

Oracular Boot Repair
October 15, 2012, 4:48 pm
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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.


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

She was documenting her project, 100 Folding Paintings.

August 11, 2011, 5:15 pm
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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 : )