I am always impressed with people who see the world just a little bit differently than the masses. Those people that have an overactive imagination and are not afraid to use it. These are the people that give us the most useful and innovative resources, making our lives just a bit more interesting.
I recently saw an article that caught my eye; Eco-Furniture that Started Out As Skateboards, Bikes and Cars from lemondrop.com.
The green/recycle/earth friendly movement is important and companies that are leading the way are worth checking out. The companies Lemondrop.com highlight's in the post are impressive so I have listed them, but of the three one stood out for me and was worth a post of its own.
The Three Eco-Furniture Co's:
Bike Furniture Design studio re-purposes bicycles into tables, chairs and mirrors.
The Stand Out Company:
The two guys behind this company are PIERRE ANDRE SENIZERGUES (PAS), founder and CEO of Sole Technology, parent company of etnies, etnies Girl, etnies Plus, éS, Emerica, Altamont Apparel and ThirtyTwo and GIL LE BON DE LAPOINTE, a designer for over 20 years in the action sports industry in visual marketing and merchandising. Both of these gents are long time skateboarders, which shows in their work.
From the web site:
SKATE STUDY HOUSE (SSH) is an innovative design concept specializing in recreating popular furniture through the vision of a skateboarder. The movement of a skateboarder constantly changes -- it recreates itself by transcending boundaries and inventing ways to conquer obstacles. It’s constantly about anticipation and adaptation to one’s environment. The same is true for living design. The combination of the two produces a mixture of contemporary lifestyle, art and action sports culture, which is all found in this unique collection.
What is so impressive about this company and their product's is that they are not only recycling and creating useful items, but the furniture looks good. These are pieces that you could place in a commercial or residential location. The items have personality and a high-end look. On top of that these guys seem to be having fun, they enjoy their work and it shows in the furniture they create.
Finally, this company is just one more example of how a person can take what they love and turn into a business. So the next time you find yourself thinking wouldn't it be nice to wake up in the morning excited about going to work, stop thinking it and just do it. Take your passion and turn it into your career, it doesn't mean you have to start your own business-though you can, it could mean just finding a company that ignites your passion.
So tell me what you think...could you see this furniture in your home or office??
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