Recycle LACMA

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I just discovered my favorite RSS feed of the summer via Flavorwire: Recycle LACMA. It’s the blog of artist Robert Fontenot who heard the  Los Angeles County Museum of Art was getting rid of a bunch of stuff in its costume and textile collection, bought up over 50 of those pieces at auction and is now reimagining each one into an entirely different object.

Hand woven linen textile wastepaper basket

Hand woven linen textile wastepaper basket

Checking out the blog each day is like an advent calendar of upcycling. Today, for example, he posted this fab wastepaper basket fashioned from an old piece of Turkish embroidery. Trashtastic.

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3 Responses to “Recycle LACMA”

  1. Alexandra Says:

    I clicked on every one — terrific! I esp. like this skirt-turned-banner: http://recyclelacma.blogspot.com/2009/06/paisley-skirt.html

  2. Leila Darabi Says:

    Me, too. Also, the coat turned children’s costume. Oh and the umbrella. I love them all!

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