Recycling Never Felt So Good

I admire the Nook chair not only for its superb style but also its story. It contrasting shell is made of a felt material manufactured from recycled plastic bottles. This PET felt is both soft and strong as well as recycled and recyclable. At a magnified level, each is different from the next with its own unique origins and each can be customized down to the last detail. As simple as it is a statement piece, this one’s a classic in the making.

Designer: Johan van Hengel for De Vorm

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Giant Cat Head Mask: Here Kitty, Kitty…

While Halloween is still almost six months away, I can think of no costume I’d rather be wearing this year than this awesome giant cat head.

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This amazing creation was made by artist Housetu Sato and a team of students from the Japan School of Wool Art, and it simply the most awesome / creepy / weird  thing you’ll see today.

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As you can see from the pictures, a giant cat head goes perfectly with everything, and is the best way to dress the next time your office has a casual day.

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[CatDoll via Laughing Squid]

Felt Apple Watch: Force Touch

No matter what you think of the Apple Watch, it’s definitely got a distinctive look – especially the user interface. For those of you jumping on the bandwagon, you’ll have to wait until the end of April before you’ll be able to wear one. In the mean time, crafter Hiné Mizushima decided to make her own Apple Watch.

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It’s made from felt and buttons, so it probably weighs much less than the real deal – plus you never have to worry about it running out of battery. This thing is so neat. I just want to mash on all of its buttons.

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Great job, Hiné! Also, your squid hat is awesome.

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R2-D2 Felt Purse: A Real Bag of Tricks

Etsy shop KruKru Studio is known for making quirky bags in odd shapes and models, including a TARDIS purse, a Dalek purse and a bag that looks like a fire extinguisher. One of its latest items is this extremely well put-together little droid.

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The R2-D2 wool felt purse has printed and embroidered details, two full-length zippers, interior padding and an inner pocket.

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The R2-D2 purse comes in two sizes. The 17″ tall purse costs $185 (USD) while the 13″ tall one costs $170.

[via MightyMega]

Grocery Store Filled with Felt, not Food

London-based artist Lucy Farrow set her sights on an abandoned corner shop for her next project. She specializes in felt art, so naturally felt was her material of choice. You’ll be impressed – no, amazed – at what Lucy did at the corner shop using nothing but felt, her imagination, and her creative prowess: she turned it into a grocery store.

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Not just any grocery store, but one that’s stocked with felt goodies. From chips and chocolate to soda, mint, and even the newspaper, everything in the tiny pop-up store is made from felt. And everything made from felt is for sale, including the cash register.

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The shop is located in Bethnal Green in London, and will be open through the end of August, so go ahead and drop by if you happen to be in the area. You can also order individual felt items from The Cornershop online.

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[via The Telegraph and Daily Mail via Geyser of Awesome]

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Felted Mini Star Wars AT-AT (All Terrain-Adorable Transport)

Is this not the cutest little AT-AT you’ve ever seen? Why, this little guy would never march forward to the Imperial March theme and lay waste to Rebel forces. He just wouldn’t have it in him. All of the other AT-ATs talk about trampling the rebel scum, but this guy just wants to have peace and smell some flowers. Maybe make friends with a Tauntaun or two.
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He is an outcast. He’s just not like the rest. And that makes him sad. Now you see why he has his head down. This adorable AT-AT comes from Etsy artist famished and is about 5″ long and 6″ high.

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He would look good sitting on your desk or shelf. I mean, he’s gonna look sad no matter what I guess, but he is cute and will look good with your other collectibles and toys. You can grab him up for $85(USD). The seller has only made two in this style so when they are gone, that’s it.

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All of the other AT-ATs (and General Veers) used to last and call him names. They wouldn’t let poor felty join in any AT-AT games.

Magikarp Swallows Nintendo DS, Sony PSP

If you’re a Pokémon fan, you probably are familiar with the Magikarp – or as is known in many circles, the Magicrap. Despite being arguably the most useless Pokémon, the orange fish is still one of the most popular characters in the series. So what better way to show your allegiance to the splashy Magikarp but to carry around your handheld gaming system inside of one.

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Flea Circus Designs‘ interpretation of the Magikarp is definitely a bit more rectangular than we’re used to seeing, but they had to make it that way so it could stand a chance at holding onto a game system. It’s made from fleece and felt, and is big enough to hold onto a Nintendo DS, DS Lite, 3DS or a Sony PSP. It’ll also gobble up most cell phones and small digicams. Magikarp’s mouth is also lined with Velcro to make sure that it doesn’t accidentally spit your gadget out.

Cast your rod and reel in the Magikarp case over on Etsy for $25(USD).