Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Paper Clip Chandelier Deconstruction Process

Re:Design Technologies collects vintage and otherwise used lamp shades, strips the acrylic, fabric, glue and dusty bits away to reveal the stainless steel framework underneath. Steel is constantly recycled in a closed loop process, as the raw material and production costs are so high. Stainless steel is a reliable material to use and reuse - our sturdiest frames date back to the 1930's!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thanks to Kenkeknem Resources

Re:Design Technologies would like to thank Kenkekenm Resources for the opportunity to design their company logo. Kenkekenm Resources in Barriere, British Columbia (near Kamloops) specializes in Aboriginal Cultural Advising and Natural Resource Services.  Please visit their website at

Early Examples of the Paper Clip Chandelier

Friday, March 13, 2009

Handmade Ochre Paintings

Handmade Ochre Paint

Re:Design Technologies harvests, trades and manufactures ochre and hand-made ochre paints. Botanical #1 is the result of laboratory testing, preparing ground iron oxide clay with olive oil. As a result of long-term testing, we found that the paint matures one year after the original preparation. 

What to Do When Life Hands You Scratched Used Records?

Turn them into fabulous works of art! 12" vinyl Record Bowls, shown here,  are $20 - 30 a pop (no pun intended) and come in Country, Pop, Dance, Classical, Disco, vintage Jazz from Bluebird Records & both Rock and Roll. We custom manufacture record clocks from vintage clock works and vinyl portraiture - a mixture of etching and painting. The Record Art ships easily and cheaply.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Re:Design Technologies Launches the Paper Clip Chandelier Line

Re:Design Technologies is dedicated to redesigning the home environment to minimize human impact on our natural environment.  Re:Design Technologies marries decades expertise in Natural Resource and the fine arts to create elegant solutions to compelling environmental issues.

Introducing our new Paper Clip Chandelier Line - innovative works of functional art featuring clean lines, deconstructed materials and minimal environmental impact. 

The Paper Clip Chandelier Line consists of six fundamental designs, custom manufactured to compliment both architecture and lifestyle. Each piece consists of 500 - 2,000+ individual paper clips interwoven to deconstructed steel lampshade structures. 

Pricing is from $225 CAN. Pieces are currently showing at Trish's Artists Place in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, 1-604-535-4664.