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.
truebluemeandyou: This is an amazing Tumblr Blog tianmowang.tumblr.com/thethridhand for inspiration for restyling clothes.
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
DIY Free People turban
Truebluemeandyou: CORRECT LINK here at GIna Michele. Another recycled tie tutorial that doesn’t look like ties. Really like this tutorial. Go here for more tie projects: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/ties
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