Enter Neighbour: Creating Friends

Upcycling can provide new life to unwanted materials – and spark new friendships. In 2016, UpShop started working with Kestrel, a chef who has spent many years working in hatted restaurants, including Sofitel, Matteos, Garden State Hotel, and Tansy, on transforming his little cafe in Camberwell,  Enter Neighbour, into a place he could call his

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mario Millici

Mario Milici (MCMDesign)

Upcycling, to me, is not new; it’s not a trend, a fad or something that’s current. It’s a way of life. I have been repurposing and using reclaimed materials wherever possible in furniture, jewelry and building projects for the better part of three decades. Working in the fields of furniture design, manufacturing and education, I

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From Engineering to the Kitchen

  Creative upcycling is more than finding objects and giving them a bit of a clean so they look shiny and new.  Our kitchen bench is an upcycled engineering bench that was being thrown out by an Engineering department when its workshop closed. Incorporating this 60 year old bench into the design of the kitchen required

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