When it comes to gardening, a potting bench can often be a gardener’s best friend. With so many different purposes and functions, you often find that potting benches make gardening a whole lot easier, and more enjoyable! There are lots of different potting bench styles available throughout the gardening industry; however, it doesn’t matter how large, small, technical or standard your potting bench is. As long as it has what you need to help you with your gardening projects, it’s just right! Here are some crafty ways in which you can give your potting bench a pop of character, as well as keeping it organised!
Nowadays, more and more people are choosing eco friendly lifestyle. As the market for eco friendly products is expanding, you can find a variety of green furniture pieces. Many furniture stores and designers are making green furniture fusing natural, recycled, reusable materials. One of the best ways for the homeowners to go green is by choosing eco furniture pieces for their home. Read further to get some tips on decorating your interiors with eco friendly furniture and turn your home into a green home.
Inspired by her passion for transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary, South African designer Katie Thompson recycles used everyday items into stunning furniture, lighting and other home accessories. Her original, repurposed furniture and lighting range typifies the best of South African design. Using worn out vintage trunks, old suitcases, original printers tray, crates and other obsolete items, Katie Thompson recreates sophisticated interior objects that enjoy their own previous character but with a new function.
Trash is becoming trendy nowadays and the shelves are flooded with a range of home furnishings made from recycled materials. The Tally by Willeke Evenhuis is an inviting side table made from discarded industrial components. The Tally’s tabletop features large slices of aluminum extrusions that have been welded together to form a frame, which holds smaller and thinner pieces with translucent resin layers. The surface of the tabletop is sanded and polished to bestow the Tally with a highly aesthetic appearance.
One of the best ways for the eco conscious homeowners to go green is by opting for stylish recycled furniture units. With trash becoming trendy these days, many designers are focusing more on the use of reclaimed materials to make functional and elegant objects for homes. Sam Winters of Mindsdesigns makes use of the discarded materials found in landfills, parking lots and construction sites to create beautiful lighting and furniture pieces. While selecting the useable items, Sam Winters pays close attention to the color and texture, age and shape.
Inspired by “The Stig” from the famous British motoring television show Top Gear, the new Stig Chair from the house of Veraseri Designs is a piece of high performance luxury sport furniture targeted at home, office and travel charging of your personal Stig. The Stig is the racing star who tests new cars and trains celebrities in the show’s “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment. Designed with green credentials in mind, The Stig Chair has been designed by Adam Krehbiel using recycled steel pipes, yellow pine, deer leather and stainless steel. There are two fast connect tube lines – one for Nitrogen out gassing and the other, a bigger one, for crude minced raw Pork.
Trash is becoming trendy nowadays, and designers and furniture makers are constantly trying to make good use of reclaimed materials to create beautiful furniture units for modern green homes. The FURM furniture collection by Peveto, a fine art resource management company, uses repurposed shipping crates to create eye-catching, functional furniture for your home. By using shipping crates, Peveto has designed beautiful bookshelves, filing cabinets, coffee table, side table, chair and a stylish bar cart.
More and more designers nowadays are looking to discarded objects to create beautiful and functional units for living spaces. Angelika Hess, a student at Hochschule’s Interior Architecture program, has chosen the leftover rope to create a new line of furniture dubbed Seilfaktur, which is elegant and equally functional. The stunning Seilfaktur collection includes three different creations – Liesl, Seilschaft and Betthupferl. The thick knitted patterns used for these pieces are simply eye-catching and the collection could be used for any residential or commercial spaces.
Recycled from salvaged pieces of solid wood, the “Maze Coffee Table” from Rotsen Furniture presents an organic design to give a rustic look to contemporary living spaces. Adorned with clean, graceful and trendy aesthetics, the sustainable coffee tables are assembled in such a manner so they don’t resemble with each other and maintain unique characteristics (natural grain and patterns) of the reclaimed wood.
The ideas are as endless as your imagination when it comes to recycling, and the Bare Hair Project – 2012 is definitely worth all the praise. The upshot of this unique project is a set of two cushions, dubbed poufs, which have been made from recycled PET bottles and waste human hair. To create these comfortable seating solutions, designer Ola Giertz got the waste hair from Studio Västra Sandgatan, a hair salon in Helsingborg, Sweden. In an interview with International Design Times, Ola Giertz said that the inspiration for the project was the huge amount of waste hair we can find in hair salons.