Up-cycled, recycled, hand made. 

If I could build like this, my favourite thing to do at home would also be building things. Instead, I’m going to admire and share the skills and handiwork of Ariele Alasko. As a fan of up-cycling and recycling I’m already mentally measuring my lounge and bed rooms to see where and how I might fit one or two of these master pieces.

Having been showcased on Design*Sponge and The Makers, designer and woodworker Ariele Alasko is not entirely unknown. Working from her studio in Brooklyn, she utilises a range of salvaged materials to offset and highlight the natural perfections within one another utilising simple and striking patterns. Her designs range from tables to cheese boards, head boards to lighting (more on this one later) + the refit of west coast restaurant Il Vecchio…such a shame California isn’t just around the corner.

And on that note, I’ll leave you to browse through her handiwork and mentally measure your own home…