Posts Tagged ‘upcycling’

Laptop sleeves, and the whole sweater

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

This is our friend Jonathan’s 100% lambswool, infallible laptop sleeve. If you don’t feel you can carry off the sleeves, then here’s an excellent upcycled armless laptop sweater you can easily make yourself, but it should be called a sleeveless.

and then there’s this.

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What to do with all those doilies

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This somehow manages to de-doilify doilies which is almost achieving the impossible. It makes the lace more reminiscent of bark or lichen or something from the bottom of the ocean—another example of how re-purposing a thing can actually improve on the original. Etymological fact: while checking on the correct spelling of doily/doilie (you can use either), I found out that doily was originally the name of a fabric, from Doiley, a 17th century London draper.

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