Upcycled Broken

This design phenomenon sees an update with shattered aesthetics

Implications - The art of taking found objects and turning them into something completely new has been perfected by members of the DIY behavioral tribe. This aesthetic phenomenon sees an update with upcycled broken. Instead of giving old products a makeover, upcyclers are purposely seeking flawed materials, incorporating their brokenness into the design and satisfying the need for truly unique pieces.
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Shattered Metal Bag Decals - This Metal Purse DIY Adds Glittering Spunk to One's Handbag
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Average 31,695 Clicks Pub: Nov 5, 12
Shattered Metal Bag Decals
This Metal Purse DIY Adds Glittering Spunk to One's Handbag
Adding some glittering glam to one’s purse can be a simple endeavor with these metal purse DIY decals. The simplicity of this tutorial is an invigorating response to spicing up one’s... [More]
Smashed Vase Keychains - Use Broken Pottery Pieces to Create DIY Keepsake Key Holders
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Warm 26,773 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 13
Smashed Vase Keychains
Use Broken Pottery Pieces to Create DIY Keepsake Key Holders
When a family heirloom breaks, like irreplaceable china or an expensive Tiffany vase, don’t cry over broken pottery. Instead see it as an opportunity to get creative and make little keepsake... [More]
Archaeological Destruction Sculptures - Diana Al-Hadid's Grunge Style Art is Purposely Damaged
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Mild 5,012 Clicks Pub: Feb 16, 13
Archaeological Destruction Sculptures
Diana Al-Hadid's Grunge Style Art is Purposely Damaged
The sculptural installations of Diana Al-Hadid showcase a grunge style art collection that is given an intentionally damaged and corrupt appearance. Using extensive tubing, broken plastic and... [More]
Crackled Perfume Bottle Portraits - Gilles Larrain Chanel Paintings Present a Distorted Perspective
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Warm 4,805 Clicks Pub: Dec 14, 12
Crackled Perfume Bottle Portraits
Gilles Larrain Chanel Paintings Present a Distorted Perspective
The beauty of the classic Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle has been celebrated in the work of many artists, but the Gilles Larrain Chanel Paintings series shows a different perspective on the iconic... [More]
Salvaged Eggshell Votives - Recycled Easter Egg Craft Candles are Festively Eco-Friendly
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Average 9,181 Clicks Pub: Mar 24, 13
Salvaged Eggshell Votives
Recycled Easter Egg Craft Candles are Festively Eco-Friendly
For the environmentally friendly household, these recycled Easter egg craft candles are an excellent way to add festive decor to the home while putting old eggshells to use. These sets, designed... [More]
Restore-It-Yourself Art - Break and Rebuild with the Lotte Dekker Kintsugi-Styled Repair Kit
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Mild 1,470 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 12
Restore-It-Yourself Art
Break and Rebuild with the Lotte Dekker Kintsugi-Styled Repair Kit
Before Lotte Dekker: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. After Lotte Dekker: “Break it then put it back together nicer!” Inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi where... [More]
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