Thursday, July 17, 2008

Stylin' at the Dollar Store




Can you believe these were made from items at the dollar store?! Particular Aesthetic posted a student's work from Michael Salter's "Dollar Store Hack" class at University of Oregon. The class investigates design and pushes creative limits by hacking existing dollar store items into personal and home goods.

Some of the items include wall sconce from plastic container, ruler placemats, chandelier from plastic service ware, and my favorite - wall holders made from ice cream scoops. I LOVE this class - where do I sign up?!

22 comments:

Sara Christine said...

That is GENIUS. So inspiring, especially given the less-than-stellar economy at the moment. You can have a fabulous home without spending your life savings! Great great find.

Jan said...

That is way way creative. And cheap. Great link.

mandco said...

Looove that plastic service ware chandelier!! Fun and gorgeous!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Creativity....gotta love it!

mary said...

I love stuff like this!

That Girl Designs said...

Very cool! I love the pendent light. I too would love to take this class.

Sandra Ree said...

You're kidding?! I love the dollar store, but would have never had thought...great find!

Fifi Flowers said...

There are GREAT finds at the Dollar Tree and the .99 Store... AMAZING stuff! SHOCKING, unbelieve at times! I cruise by every couple weeks... and certain ones have better items.
I will have to show you... the dining room I put together from one of those stores.

Cicada Studio said...

I suddenly feel the urge to go back to school!

design for mankind. said...

Oh I love this! Thanks, Diana! :)

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

i love things like this -- great post!

Wendy said...

Love the ice cream scoops!

Pravina Studio said...

The ice cream scoops are fantastic!

M.Kate said...

I want to go there..if only ...sigh

Kirsty said...

So clever! I love the scoops too.

Victoria said...

So creative, and very inspiring!
I need to go to the dollar store with fresh eyes!

Megan said...

The wall sconce and the scoops, just fantastic.

Hila said...

oh fantastic, you find the greatest stuff!

Project Ecoart said...

Insanely creative!

A Print A Day said...

OMG that's awesome! it looks expensive but not really :P

Robin said...

The contesntants from this season's Design Star need to take this class! I love the "crytal" chandelier.

Paul Pincus said...

wall holders made from ice cream scoops!

AMAZING : )

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