Monday, August 12, 2013


Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.

In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff... 
I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books
...wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods..
hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...


It's summer.
And at least here in ABQ... lots of people wear flip-flops.
Coincidentally, I was at one of my fav shops here in ABQ...
and they feature art and products from all around the world, 
and one of the items I fell in love with... was a fabulous basket made from pieces of recycled flip flops. 
Yes, Flip-flops.

And so... today's post is all about recycling/upcycling old flip flops!

Here... artists have used flip flops to make baskets:



and then there are sculptures, like this one:


So... here are some wonderful articles on the artisans behind alot of this work:

Ocean Sole (artisans from Nairobi)

And here is an incredible sculpture in Sao Paulo by artist Florentijn Hofman 
see more: HERE