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By jaxsprat · August 10, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me the creative power behind designers especially ones who choose to recycle. Designers like Ryan Mc Elhinney recycles old toys (preferably action figures) by bonding them together, and giving them a few coats of super high end polyurethane lacquer.

Ryan started his career as a cartoonist which certainly comes through in the humourous decor pieces he designs today.  Each piece is one of a kind and takes about 6 wks to make. Here are two examples of my favourite pieces. I believe he's been covered in the media on more than one occasion but I thought I'd share his work here too.

His concentration seems to be in lighting (one my passions) and frames but he does create other things such as end tables and sofas, they're not made from toys in fact they're the polar opposite. Very clean lines and surfaces make up his other offerings but the above examples are still my favourites.

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