Posts Tagged ‘skateboard deck’

Exit Eden Skateboard

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Skateboard art is definitely becoming more than just an offbeat trend. Today there exists a real movement among artists and environmentalists to use old skateboard decks as a medium to paint on. Artists from around the globe have been heeding this call and have been creating some amazing paintings as well as sculptures from these discarded boards.

 

Eden skateboard

Eden skateboard

 

I recently came across this beautiful skateboard painting created by James Jean for the 15th anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine. It’s a tribute to Adam and Eve painted in a beautiful, light and fluid manner. According to Jean, “Skating has always seemed to me a courageous activity, and what is courage but an absence of shame. Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden, pitiful in their nakedness, shameful in their new knowledge. However, the rise of science made man and nature transparent, naked again under a microscope and scalpel. We adorn ourselves with knowledge, hiding our private selves under a crimson web, until a bad fall shreds it to the bone.” That’s pretty deep. To learn more about this amazing artist please visit: http://www.jamesjean.com

Skateboard Cabinets

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Creative genius is the only way to describe these amazing cabinets made from discarded skateboard decks. These functional works of art are the brainchild of Michel Poulin, a master cabinetmaker that creates beautiful artistic cabinets.

Michel’s inspiration for creating “skateboard cabinets” came from his passion for skateboarding in the mid 80’s where he first discovered it on the streets of Montreal. Immersing himself into the skateboard culture, Michel melded his two passions and launched Skart Designs. The essence of Skart Designs, according to Michel, is the blending of artistic inspiration with the skateboard culture. Of course, I like Skart Designs because of their eco-friendly practice of re-using discarded skateboard decks. All of us here at BoardJoy love to highlight companies that are unique and eco-friendly. To learn more about these amazing skateboard cabinets please visit: http://www.skart-designs.com

 

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 Wall mounted cabinet with beautiful veneer finish.

 

halfcab

 Bamboo and birch wall cabinet. A real beauty.

 

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You can really appreciate the workmanship that has gone into each cabinet.

Decorate With Decks

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I know I have been on this skateboard furniture kick recently but I cannot help it. There are just so many cool things being done with skateboard decks these days that I just want to write about. Today, I’ll be highlighting some great uses for old decks in home decor. This ranges from floor lamps to shelving to cute tables. Just take a look at some of these great pics and see for yourself what an old deck can be turned into. This is such an eco-friendly way to decorate. If you know of any other uses for old decks let me know. Just comment here or email us: info@boardjoy.com We’d love to feature some ideas on our blog.

Take A Load Off

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

 

Once again I find new and amazing uses for skateboard decks. This skateboard furniture trend is really something awesome. I have seen skateboard wheels converted into clocks and other home decor while skateboard decks have been put to good use as coffee tables. Now, I found these great skateboard seats; and what a variety of seats! Old decks being used to create stools, lounge chairs, benches and even love seats. How awesome! You have to admit this would make very cool looking furniture in any home and definitely be a conversation starter. Be ready to answer many questions if you have any of these items in your home.

Skateboard Coffee Table

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

 

Let’s all help our planet by following some of these amazingly beautiful applications of spent skateboard decks. I never dreamed I’d be able to find so many uses for old skateboard decks; from amazing art pieces to actual usable, functional furniture that has a very cool form. Today, I present to you four amazing tables made from old skateboard decks. What a great way to reuse boards instead of dumping them in the trash. Judging from the photos you can see that the tables have a very nice aesthetic appeal as well. When I first heard about old skate decks turned into tables I imagined something a lot grungier looking. I’d be happy to have any of these tables in my home. One table even uses skate wheels as a support for the glass tabletop. I wonder if the whole top can rotate like a Lazy Susan. That would be cool.

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