Looking to relive your <i>Thrasher</i> days? Designer Jason Podlaski works green design magic ... with recycled skateboards.
Thu, Aug 06 2009 at 10:01 PM
As a kid in the 80s, I pined to be a skateboarder (thank you, Gleaming the Cube). Unfortunately, my shaky balance and propensity for self-injury prevented me from reaching cool-skateboard-kid-status, although for a brief period I did try to dress the part (thank you Vans and Stussy).
Now, thanks to award-winning
designer Jason Podlaski of Deckstool
, those of us who admired skateboard culture and the graphic design aspect of the sport but who were too geeky and gawky to actually do the deed can decorate
with thrashed skate decks “harvested” from urban Philadelphia.
the Deckstool website:
Broken skateboards are a byproduct of our culture usually destined for the landfill. The deckstool recycles this waste into a unique, high-quality piece of furniture. The scrapes and scars on the decks create beautiful patterns over the original skateboard artwork. Every deckstool is meticulously built and finished by skilled craftsman in our Pennsylvania factory.
Most Deckstools retail for under $200. Have bits and pieces of a broken Anti Hero deck shoved away in storage? Send it in to Deckstool and for a bit more, Podlaksi and co. will transform it into a custom piece of functional furniture
And if you’re in Philly this weekend, slip on your hemp IPATHs
and skate on down to Fishtown’s VGroove Studios
where Podlaski’s trashed creations will be on full display. C'mon, all the cool kids are doing it.
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