ABYU Lighting

Meet Jerry the pig.

Jerry used to be a detergent bottle but now he’s gained new life as a kid’s nightlight… or, perhaps, as a whimsical conversation piece owned by an adult who hasn’t forgotten how to be a kid.  Isn’t he great?

Steven Wine created Jerry and his menagerie of companions as a diversion from his regular work as lighting designer for ABYU (And Bob’s Your Uncle) and its partner company, BNO Design.

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Finally – A Good Use for Plastic Bags

I hate plastic bags.


I wish plastic bags had never been invented. They fill our landfills, our waterways, and our streets. I have even found them stuck in tall trees, miles out in the heart of a forest.   However, we are stuck with them, at least for now.

So what to do with all those flimsy bits of plastic?

How about make some furniture!

That’s what youth empowerment program, Artists for Humanity, has done. Read the rest of this entry »

Dynamic Headboards

It’s not often that I get excited about a product made of plastic.  Even if it is the recycled sort.

However, most products made of plastic don’t look this good!

Dynamic Headboards, of Santa Monica, California, has just opened up shop on the web with some very stylish solutions for dressing up your bedroom.  Manufactured in the United States out of 100% post consumer plastic, these headboards are available in 3 sizes and 10 different water jet cut patterns. Read the rest of this entry »