UncommonGoods
my cart shopping cart checkout

Rustic Cottage Chic Round Basket

Results coming soon

392 votes 37 comments

PRODUCT STORY

Tina says: Tina Dean Designs (“TDD”) is an upscale eco accessories and home decor company. We repurpose plastic bags and VHS tape into a material known as plarn. By taking non-biodegradable materials, we produce one-of-a-kind textile art and haute couture products.



A full fledged custom design textile artisan studio, TDD caters to an upscale market of consumers. My passion for textiles and saving 1000's of bags from our landfills has propelled me to create designs that become statement pieces on saving the environment. From fused plastics to hand crocheted pieces, TDD products are on trend and true works of art.

MATERIALS
upcycled plastic bags (plarn), twine
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Tina Dean Allen
SUBMITTED BY
Upcycling Design Challenge
1

Voting complete
Results coming soon.

Be the first to know!
Please email me if you carry this (Optional)

2

Tell Your Friends
Spread the word, and tell your friends to vote.

email Share to facerbook Share to twitter Share to stumbleupon Share to kadboodle
3
More to say?
Share your thoughts with other shoppers and our buying team in the comments section! (Optional)
Next Item
See what our community has to say

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

November 21, 2012 01:20:28 PM

These Rustic Cottage Chic Round Baskets may look like wicker wonders, but they're actually made of repurposed plastic! Do you love how Tina Dean Allen turns plastic bags and VHS take into textile art?

Shannon
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 21, 2012 04:27:12 PM

All the best of luck, Tina! I am so very proud of you and your accomplishment - you truly are a trendsetter in Ecodesign and I am very proud to own multiple, one of a kind pieces that you have created.

Alexis

November 21, 2012 04:37:25 PM

I'm a huge fan of Tina Dean Allen's green accessories and home decor!! This basket is fabulous!!

Janis

November 21, 2012 05:19:51 PM

nice

Leslie
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 21, 2012 09:26:00 PM

Brilliant! ...and not the "eco-ugly" that some of the up-cycled/recycled/repurposed stuff is (sometimes)

Deb
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 21, 2012 09:34:30 PM

I've seen Tina's work in person and it is gorgeous! Her craftsmanship is impeccable! Tina, you rock! :)

Jane
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 22, 2012 12:05:50 AM

These are the coolest eco friendly recycled accessories and baskets! Everyone adores these! LA's The Place gave her Top Pick for Best Eco Friendly Accessories!

Christina
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 22, 2012 06:56:49 AM

Just not a new idea :/

Monica
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 22, 2012 09:42:08 AM

Love Tina's recycled products

susan
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 22, 2012 12:03:39 PM

This is just so cool, I've seen "plarn" creations before but TDD takes it to a whole new level! I happen to own a couple TDD items (a clutch purse and glasses case) and not only would you never guess they are made form plastic bags, they are totally useful, sturdy and practical as well as beautiful. Such a great way to use throw-aways that last forever in a landfill! This bowl and all the other TDD items are a win-win-win for the consumer, the environment, and the talented Tina!

Shannon
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 23, 2012 09:09:12 AM

Tina is incredibly talented and exemplifies "eco-chic". She is truly amazing!

amanda
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 23, 2012 11:12:22 AM

Nice idea, but not something I would purchase

Merry
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 23, 2012 12:57:35 PM

Nice!

Sarah
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 23, 2012 05:20:07 PM

very culture-neutral (pretty sure I just made up that term...but it looks as though it could have been made from any number of different places). Had no idea if was made from plastic bags, etc until I read the bio.

brittany

November 23, 2012 10:40:04 PM

not my favorite

brenda
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 24, 2012 12:38:47 AM

very neat

saw
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 24, 2012 12:41:28 AM

Cool Stuff

wendi
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 24, 2012 12:49:28 AM

pretty

ana
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 24, 2012 12:54:28 PM

hmm

jamie
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 24, 2012 01:52:59 PM

89

Tommie
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 24, 2012 04:10:52 PM

Very creative and i love it.

Christina
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 24, 2012 05:47:06 PM

cute

laura
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 24, 2012 06:03:39 PM

this is really cute

Sarah
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 24, 2012 08:36:18 PM

I think it's a great concept, I just really don't like the look of it. I am not a big basket person I guess...

tam
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 25, 2012 07:38:09 PM

good

Rosangela
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 26, 2012 05:59:22 AM

Nice.

Kathy
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 26, 2012 07:19:26 AM

I love this

angie
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 26, 2012 09:35:31 AM

love the twine top!

Jill
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 26, 2012 05:52:56 PM

I have a plarn laptop bag from the same designer and LOVE it! It not only saves plastic from going into landfills, but it wears like iron.

Lisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 26, 2012 11:38:53 PM

cute

Kyle
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 27, 2012 01:53:48 AM

Tina's hands know how to work perfection. I'm Always impressed with her designs and talents.

Stephanie
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 27, 2012 02:49:07 PM

I love Tina's work! She is so talented!!

mabia
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 27, 2012 08:07:47 PM

nice

Arelis
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 27, 2012 10:11:13 PM

This is adorable

Amanda
Vote: Thumbs down!

November 28, 2012 12:09:36 PM

I like the concepts but not the color

Ashley
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 28, 2012 03:07:36 PM

I love all of Tinas great eco friendly baskets!!

Sally
Vote: Thumbs up!

November 28, 2012 09:44:26 PM

Would be great in my kitchen full of fruit

Find the best gift ideas for men, women and kids at UncommonGoods. We carry thousands of cool gifts, from fun jewelry and accessories to creative home décor and kitchen items.

Phone:
888.365.0056
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8am - 12am ET
Sat & Sun 8am - 11pm ET
Address:
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, Building B, Suite 5A
Brooklyn, New York 11220
 
Site Map | Terms & Conditions
Made in NYC
©2014 UncommonGoods™ LLC

thanks for commenting

continuevoting