Setting up the Mutts & Co. Variety Store today. Check out the custom wood fixture made by Jamie Miller out of an old barn. Lots more in store for y’all, come and check us out.
Calling all cooks, these TwoRibka kitchen spoons are all handcrafted here in Toronto and are made of locally salvaged wood. Spoons, spatulas and other wooden utensils and are all avaiable at the Mutts & Co. Variety Store starting this week.
Shop Hours: 11a-9pm, July 4th-8th.
Check out this sculpture which shows all of the different pieces that are cut from a single log, by Vincent Kohler #woodboner
Thanks to our pals over at Vancouver Urban Timberworks for this link.
Check out this amazing repurposed wood coffee table made by Toronto artist Kellen Hatanaka!
Looking for unique and affordable repurposed wood in Toronto, look no further because local designer Jamie Miller has got something for you! If you had a chance to come by our Spring pop up shop (aka Mutts & Co. Traveling Market) they you got to see some of Jamie’s repurposed wood furniture and displays. She has everything from aged barn doors (as show in the photo above) to apple baskets and side tables.
To see more of her Real-cycled Materials Metal & Wood please email Jamie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t believe we missed this, sounds like an amazing collaboration of Torontoians!
Toronto friends! A few good friends recently got together and founded Garrison Creek Bat Company.
To celebrate, they’ve gathered 17 artists together to custom paint bats (included yours truly), which will be exhibited tomorrow night at AWOL gallery (76 Ossington Avenue).
Here’s a little preview of the bat I painted. If you live in Toronto and have some time tomorrow night, it would be amazing to see you out!
(Personally, I can’t wait to see all the bats, but I’m also mega excited for the bat bags made by Robin Akitt - I recently checked out her blog (Ship Island Leather) and she crafts….ridiculously beautiful things.)
This is a pretty inspiring story of a repurposed/salvaged designer named Ariele Alasko from Brooklyn who drove across the US in a 16 foot truck and stopping at abandoned, diners, farms, junk stores and other decrepit places along the way. After the trip she ended up in California with a truck of old materials to build a restaurant entirely from scratch.
Over six months she built everything herself from lamp fixtures, cutlery drawers, tables, and more. Check out her blog Brooklyn to West to see more of her work.
#DIY: Pallet Furniture
We just discovered the East London Furniture company that makes all of their products from 100% recycled materials, right in the heart of London’s East End.
All of the wood and other materials they use are made from salvaged waste, meaning that these materials have been saved from a life in a landfill!
To see more of their products, and to check out the editorial that was shot with their Hi Stools in i-D magazine head over to their blog.
We also took a crack at repurposing old wood, check out our post on how to build your own compost.
Rustic DIY mansion porn in WAPITI VALLEY, Wyoming.
This five-story house was built single-handily over a span of twelve years, without the use of any blueprints. Today the mansion sits empty as the man who built this incredible building, Mr. Smith, fell to his death in 1992 from one of the top balconies.
‘The rambling log structure, with its undulating staircases, umpteen balconies and fun-house warren of half-finished rooms, has for nearly 30 years loomed over the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, inspiring stories.’
‘The house’s frame is made from fire-damaged lodgepole pine Mr. Smith cleared from nearby Rattlesnake Mountain after a wildfire, dragging each pole by hand to a horse trailer, then carting them up to the house. Other materials he gleaned like a magpie: wood flooring from a high school gymnasium still sits in the house, awaiting the next project; haunting metal skeletons, Dali-esque contraptions made of scraps, are scattered about. One, a misshapen cage, was for laundry.’
Thanks to Erie Basin for this.
(Source: The New York Times)
Sneak peek of our new repurposed wood frames + original drawings.
Coming soon to our holiday pop up shop!
(Taken with Instagram at mutt hut)
TO Stores with locally made, repurposed furniture: Conscious furniture designers know you don’t have to axe a living tree to make a table. Some of the best wood around can be repurposed from old barns, piers, warehouses, houses, bleechers and bowling alleys… you name it! Forever Interiors (in the Junction) owner Martin Scott salvages the wooden skeletons from old churches and renoed houses within five kilomoters of his store to make incredible tables. He converts old doors into beautiful cabinets, kitchen islands or blackboards. Scott even makes use of his leftovers by making patchwork block tables.
MADE (on Dundas West) offers a different take on found pieces. They work with high profile designers like the Brothers Dressler and house everything from spliced metal jewelry to restored vintage chairs. Many of the chairs are restored by recovering the fabric and restoring with new legs made from fallen branches or driftwood.
Lubo (also situated on Dundas West) crafts furniture from demolished buildings and barns. Remember the cedar pier that lined Toronto’s orginal shoreline (which was dug up to construct condo’s)? Well, Lubo’s staff has made stools from heritage wood. They even made benches from the John Abell factory that was, you guessed it, torn down for more condos.
Other sources include Salvage Interiors, Canadian Salvaged Timber, or Urban Tree Salvage which uses trees cut down from right here in the GTA. As well, there’s cityandnorth.com, which makes more affordable custome stuff, and loft dweller fave Hardware Interiors in Leslieville. Or Post and Beam, which focuses on architectural reclamation.
Read more of the article online at Now Mag.