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Margaux and Walter Kent, a photographer and a painter, is the creative couple behind Peg and Awl, a gorgeous collection of repurposed and reclaimed wooden objects that combine a natural and vintage touch.

From beautiful candle blocks to bookends made of oak reclaimed from old shipping crates, all of Peg and Awl’s objects are crafted into treasures for the home.



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Keys Please

9/23/2010

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I adore the urban feel of Half Pint Salvage’s key racks made from recycled wood! It’s yet another perfect example of how old materials can be transformed into something totally inspiring and functional!

Here is what the crafter notes: “Scouring the dusty piles and digging through the rusty bins--rescuing items that have long ago been abandoned and giving them life once more. That's an alliterative way of saying I create useful stuff using salvaged things.”

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All Deck’d Out

8/12/2010

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Skate it, Break it, Wear it is the motto of “All Deck’d Out”, a creative couple from Canada who create fresh, original urban accessories from recycled skateboard decks.

So if you’re into this extra urban touch and skate culture, make sure to check out their shop for more eyecandies!
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You\'ve been Framed!

2/21/2010

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As an artist myself, I have difficulties in finding the ideal frame for my artwork. So it was more than a pleasant surprise to discover the 2Dogs Wood Working frame studio. A wood working and framing team comprised of a husband, wife plus 2 dog helpers!

All frames are handmade: chopped, painted, joined and hand detailed, ensuring the uniqueness and originality of each piece.

“As owners of a custom picture framing shop we were constantly looking for unique frames to offer to our clients. We could never find anything that we really thought made the artwork snap. Pretty much the same old frames in every store. So, we decided to try to make our own. After a lot of trials and errors ( and some darn right ugly looking colors and frames ) we finally got it right. The "Colored Barnwood Style" was the first of our frame collection. After that "Style" we were pretty much addicted to creating unique handmade frames.”
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Furniture + Renaissance

2/4/2010

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Furniture + Renaissance = Furnissance! This original brand name ensures the absolute transformation of your antiques into unique art pieces. Kostis Markis is the stage designer that undertakes this creative task by combining traditional and contemporary techniques and suggesting new ideas that can offer your decorative objects a new life.

My fav piece is the chair shown above! At the detailed image you can clearly see the wickedly cool illustration!

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Furnissance can also be found in Facebook. You can also contact Kostis here: [0030] 6940917717.
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J&L Wood Turning

1/26/2010

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Transforming wood into original sculptures is the specialty of Jerry Smith, a carpenter passionate for the wood turning craft! I’m absolutely fascinated by the contemporary design and abstract look of his creations!

As he mentions in his J&L Wood Turning shop in Etsy: “The grain pattern, color, shape, size and Jerry's own unique interpretation assure that no two pieces will ever be exactly the same. Once the piece has been turned on the lathe, it is sanded, dried and sprayed with either a lacquer finish for decorative bowls or walnut oil finish for salad bowls. Jerry uses cherry, maple, osage orange, oak, walnut, elm, catalpa and sumac and other types of trees he thinks would be interesting.”

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CALENTANO WOODWORKS

1/19/2010

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This is the definition of a fresh idea! One or more string instruments are transformed to fully functional original design objects.

The possibilities are endless in Calentano Woodworks. As they say: “If you can dream it, lets build it”.

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Middleburg

1/15/2010

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In Middleburg one can discover an amazing collection of unique handcrafted art sculptures made with the technique of papier mache


Susan uses pulp coming from 100% recycled paper and creates pieces of a high aesthetic level with an interesting balance between contemporary and antique.

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CRAFTY FOLK

1/8/2010

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Beautifully designed and crafted wooden brooches by Crafty Folk! Sarah sketches and illustrates her creations so her collection is unique and original. I have to confess that I adore the yellow typewriter!

The artist lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

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Bunny with a Toolbelt

1/6/2010

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Bunny with a Toolbelt is all about fresh, colorful sculptures made of wood. Handmade unique figures that would most certainly add to any collection.

Hilary, the talented crafter has experience in various art media and has created large scale installations for many art organizations.
Bunny with a Toolbelt blogs and twits as well!
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