Repaired Things

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.

Bike Trailer
July 1, 2011, 5:57 pm
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Submitted by Eric Clausen, aka Drawing America By Bike. I am pretty sure this is not his bike though. I think he uses saddle bags. If you spend 2 minutes on his site, you will see that Eric is the master of makeshift solutions.