NEWSPAPER WOOD... YEP.

Thank you once again, Stumble!  First click of the button today and it brings me to this amazing site, Yatzer.  "Discover a new material: NewspaperWood" read the headline as the page loaded.  The project is by Mieke Meijer who had a vision of reversing the order of production and by doing so, recycling.  This was initially just a student project for Meijer, but four years later it became a full blown reality when he teamed up with Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst of designlabel Vij5.  I highly recommend you read the whole article on Yatzer, and definitely check out the sites.

Here are some examples from Yatzer.





                                       *All photos courtesy of Yatzer.

I really love the idea of this.  I think the treatment, the texture, and the beauty of it are really spectacular.  This just goes to show you we can do amazing things with what is already in existence!