Here are our selection for 31st Jul 2019. Enjoy!
Hub cap animals – Fish
Beautifully crafted animals by Ptolemy Elrington
Ptolemy Elrington spends his time collecting hub caps lost on the streets of Britain, and transforming them into impressive-looking animal sculptures.
To prove that one persons junk is another mans treasure, 43-year-old Ptolemy Elrington has chosen to use reclaimed materials, like hub caps, as the main medium of his art. After finishing college, the Bradford-based sculptor lived close to a sharp curve where cars would often lose their hub caps. He began collecting them from the roadside ditch, and planned to turn them all into an original suit of armor, but noticing they had a marine look about them, he decided to mold them into fish.
After he gave his first sculptures to his family, as gifts, friends started coming to him asking for some hub-cap sculptures of their own. Elrington realized the business potential of his art, and now spends most of his time creating animal sculptures in his workshop. Because his work materials are practically free, he only charges customers for his time, about 75 British pounds per day. His most expensive work so far, a 10 meter tall dragon made out of 200 lost hub caps cost 3,000 pounds, but most of his works are sold for a few hundreds.
A strong supporter of recycling, Ptolemy Elrington only uses discarded materials. He never buys hubcaps, he always uses lost ones, and even the wire used to tie the hubcap pieces together comes from the junkyard.
After seven years of hub cap sculpting, Elrington says he is a fan of luxury car hub caps, from BMW or Mercedes, because they can be flexed more,and hardly ever snap.
Steampunck Wonder Woman
Vintage Industrial Desk Lamp by DW Vintage
Modeled on the same classic designs of the Machine Age and built by hand with industrial grade components. Solid steel, iron, and brass fittings comprise the main fixture frame. An antique style pendant lamp graces the pulleys. Pendant consists of an aged brass lamp socket with flat paddle switch, 9 loving feet of new vintage style twisted cloth cord and an industrial wall plug. Finished off with a smart-looking 8″ brass cone shade.
Mitzy the Steampunk Dog
Designed and built by Will Wagenaar, mostly out of recycled metal parts, Mitzy has an antique camera and binoculars as a head, rusty wheels and a spring tail that actually wags if you flick it. As I said, of youre looking for a high-tech robot dog, Mitzy is not for you, but if its a Steampunk dog youre after, you wont find a better one.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, for more awesome stuff!