Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Chicken little

Refab is a company that sources vintage fabric from charity shops, upholstery off-cuts and house clearances, then turns it into lovely little animals that put the fun in function. Frankly, the world needs more mouse doorstops and snake draught excluders. They come flat-packed, so when you bring your adopted pet home, just fill him or her up with dry rice.

You can buy Refab products online or at Greenwich Market. But don't stop there - the idea of upcycling isn't just to buy, but to take inspiration when you see it, then apply it to new contexts and materials to create genius of your own.

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