Japanese artist Fuyuki Shimazu travels globally to pick up cardboards and turn them into wallets, coin purses and whatever items spark his imagination. The upcycled and fully functional items are sold under the brand name, Carton, and has garnered international audiences.
You can find out more about his designs and process on his website, Facebook and Instagram. His portfolio can be found here.
Images: Courtesy of Fuyuki Shimazu.
Artist and graphic designer Ruby Silvious has been experimenting and creating art on recycled and found materials. In 2015 she began a project called 363 Days of Tea, a visual daily record of her impression of the moment. She followed it up with 52 weeks of tea, 26 days of tea in Japan and 26 Days of tea in France. The used tea bags became her canvas on which she drew, painted and collaged using ink, watercolor, gouache and paper. This incredible series can be seen on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Ruby Silvious.
Found these great Luisa Cevese accessories at Wallace Sewell, a UK-based design studio and shop. The two companies collaborated on these products combining textile scraps with plastic, the fundamental principle of Riedizioni by Luisa Cevese designs. Some of the bags and ribbons are available here at Wallace Sewell shop.
Images: Courtesy of Luisa Cevese and Wallace Sewell.