There’s nothing that warms my heart more than seeing a broken object, headed for the dump, come to life again as a beautiful accent in home decor. I met the fellows from Art of the Board at this year’s ICFF and was charmed, not only by their humorous personalities, but also by their dedication to skateboarding. The Art of the Board takes sustainable design to the streets, literally! They use old, used, sometimes broken, skateboards to create mosaic tile pieces for anything from walls and countertops to backsplashes.
They resource the skateboards through a grassroots movement they call i Ride, i Recycle. And through an intricate network of dedicated skaters, skate shops, skate parks and board manufacturers, receive recycled skateboard decks they use to create their awesome works of art. It’s just their way if giving back to the sport that’s given them so so much. Check out their site for more cool designs.