Design devotee blogs about cities, innovation, architecture and green building.
7 repurposed homegoods from Hipcycle.com to usher in autumn
New online retailer that hopes to become 'the Amazon of upcycled goods' is the place for all of your Jagermeister vase, Don Julio cigar ashtray and Bombay Sapphire pendant lamp needs.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 04:33 PM
, a new online retailer that aims to be the "Amazon of upcycled products" according to its founder, Andrew Sell, got a nice little write-up in the Home & Garden section of yesterday's New York Times.
Glad I caught it since I hadn't yet caught wind of this virtual storefront where there's plenty of eye-catching upcycled goodies
for the taking, some which I've seen around (recycled vinyl record coasters) and some of which are new to me (awesome candelabras made from salvaged wooden spindles). Centered mostly around housewares and furniture along with office and garden supplies, the well-curated inventory of around 350 products mainly sourced from Etsy
sellers can be browsed by source material including plastic
, railroad parts
, bike parts
, and even, umm, chopsticks
. And, yes, there are a ton
of items crafted from old booze bottles.
Below you'll find a few standout products up for grabs at Hipcycle (be sure to bookmark for upcoming holiday shopping ideas) that I thought would come in super-handy around the house this fall season.
For a cozy, candlelit harvest dinner = Spindelabra
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.