Momo Wang’s Third-Hand UpCycle Collection is a brilliantly colorful example of what can be achieved with reusing found materials in fashion. Inspired by the “third hand” idea of French philosopher Derrida, Wang told Texprint of the 12-piece collection, “They were all made in my hometown Jinzhou in China. I bought all the clothes and materials from local second-hand markets there. The market is very cool.”
Wang finds upcycling to be a creative challenge: “The basic idea is to do what I can to refresh, renew, re-animate precious second-hand materials, and eventually deliver the beauty in them by my realization, and eventually have more and more people doing the same, or at least thinking similarly,” she says.
(via Momo Wang’s Third Hand Upcycled Collection: Inspired by Derrida · Eco-Chick)
truebluemeandyou: This is an amazing Tumblr Blog tianmowang.tumblr.com/thethridhand for inspiration for restyling clothes.
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truebluemeandyou: DIY Take Out Styroam Stamps. Posted on Trueblue December 2011. Collage by me. There are some DIYs I see posted over and over again everywhere and this is one of them. *For more handmade stamps go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/stamps
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Do you have old CDs and CD cases lying around? Repurpose them with these 10 DIY projects, including a planter!
Truebluemeandyou: I love these projects. I’ve been asked several times if I have tutorials to recycle CDs and their cases so I did a roundup of nine ideas for reusing CDs here. For even more ideas recycling CDs and DVDs like a greenhouse, free printable CD and DVD antique clock faces, color pencil carrying cases, chess and checkers set, CD weaving and more go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/cds
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truebluemeandyou: DIY Baseball String Bracelet. Reblogging because it’s showing up with no tutorial, no original source etc… This is the collage I originally made with way too many photos that has shown up all over the internet.
Baseball String Bracelet. After I posted this (with way too many photos, I’m sorry I was just starting to blog and was ignorant) it started appearing everywhere. Excellent clear tutorial at I can find the time here.
DIY Pleated Skirt with Wide Elastic Waistband Made from Curtains. Top Photo: DIY Pleated Skirt with Tutorial from Trash to Couture here, Bottom Photo: The same curtains used in a DIY Bubble Skirt here. *Suddenly everyone has “discovered” this blog, but I’ve always liked and posted how she uses different materials and combines them into unique garments :)