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#1 Guest_shapingstuff_*

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

Hi,

I was trying to find products that are or have been used for unexpected things. Not so much that designers have re-used them but products that people have naturally found new uses for, perhaps through adapting them or just through neccesity. For some reason I cannot think of any, though I am sure there are many. Can anyone suggest any books on this topic?

Thanks.

#2 Brianne

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:48 PM

I've heard of people in third world and developing countries repurposing bags, magazines and soda pop tabs, etc. to turn into retail merchandise.

I like to look at www.inhabitat.com . They feature re-purposed designs, like this blender into a lamp. http://inhabitat.com...ght-retro-lamp/
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

Hi Mate, the generic term for what you are talking about is 'technology transfere' this may help with any searches.

Good luck!




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