Thrift Deluxe

Thrift Deluxe is a contemporary and non-commercial DIY online resource that provides simple directions for inexpensive projects to make your own lamps, vases, bowls, belts, and more. I wish they had more projects, but a few of the ones they do have are very good. They've got a little key ranking projects by cost, time, and difficulty.

Paper Vase

Hip and Zen is a new shop offering socially responsible, modern products. This handmade and fairly traded paper vase isn't the colorful wonder that recycled magazine vase was, but the geometric shape and warm tone are still quite pleasing.

Red Coles

Red Coles is a soul inspired line that features a hand made feel applied to limited runs of t-shirts, polos and sweatshirts. Eric Coles, a former music exec, designs and produces every piece in his Brooklyn studio. "The collection is a fun mix of pop culture-inspired line drawings, portraits and graphic designs. Since the illustrations all start as works on paper and not in Photoshop, …