On my trip to Cape Town I came across this great little shop which re crafts pieces of disused furniture or appliances to make fun quirky pieces.
REcreate lies right across from the Biscuit Mill Market, where you can get great food and fresh fruit and vegetables. The shop is filled with great ideas, some of the things you could almost make at home, provided you had the right skills and craftsmanship of course.
There are stacks of old trunks and suitcases that remind me of things I might find in my grandparents garage.
When you look more closely you realise that these trunks have legs and open up into plush comfy seats and that the lamp stand is actually made from an old vacuum cleaner.
The founder, Katie Thompson is passionate about transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Katie’s remarkable ability to find the intrinsic beauty and new, hidden purpose in the old, discarded items she chooses for her pieces is evident in the vast array of pieces in the shop.
She describes herself as a “hoarder of all things useless, impractical, broken, colourful and shiny”, her designs also show signs of her Dadaist leanings.
If you ever find yourself in Cape Town REcreate is definitely worth a visit, while their creations can also be found in the Netherlands and Austria.