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Everyday Objects at The Gallery at Munro House

Everyday Objects Exhibiton by Jason Taylor – Leeds Gallery, Munro House.

I am currently reworking the the show for Platform gallery in Clitheroe 29th July – 8th Oct. I’m hoping to call it Everyday Objects : More of the same – but with some new work…

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The project that went on and on… Since 2013 Everyday objects the touring show has been to 7 galleries around England and I have had the opportunity to develop it each time. A big thank you must go to 20-21 Gallery Scunthorpe for there support and agreeing to turn it into a touring exhibition. I would also like thank Barnsley Civic Gallery and The Harley Gallery  for supporting new work.

Its been a fantastic way of developing my work  and tapping into this big database of little ideas. I’m going to kick start this blog and catch you up with things that were developed from the project – if that’s ok….

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Objects Everyday

object cloud large

So here’s a cloud of all the objects used in the project – I’m developing the project for The Harley Gallery in Worksop.  Go here jasonmade.com for the interactive version

Exhibition Booklet..

 

#360. Two warm

two warm

So here it is last object of 2012 (not worth waiting for) but I thought It would be fun to revisit the hot water bottle that I started with all those days ago. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my madcap adventure into playing with the mundane. It’s been fun, hard, exhilarating and confusing, etc… So I will try and continue the odd thing here to keep you amused. If you want 366 objects then add the ones in extra pics… An exhibition of these objects starts 13th January in Scunthorpe At 20 21 Gallery. Thankyou for checking in and your support over the year. All the best for for 2013, regards Jason.

#359. Drawing pin

Drawing pin

 

Serious play…

#358. Pencil protection

Pencil protect

Drawing pins…

#357. Sharp Pencil

Sharp pencil

 

This is the only way I’d use a shaver…

#356. Connected cracker contents

A gift?

Thats says it all… but does anyone ever use anything from a cracker? screwdrivers

#355. Marble display

Marble spots

Marbles in the spots of a domino…

#354. Beer handle

beer handle

Seems fitting for this time of year…. Duct tape as a beer handle for the more sophisticated drinker… drinkscan

#353. Calendar candles

candle chocolate

Hopefully my last christmas themed entry… I’ve used the finished advent calendar to recast shapes with candle wax…

#352. Clove lights

orange light

Another christmas themed object. A use for old bulbs instead of cloves, but not very smelly… Christmas lights

#351. Christmas clean

xmas

One of those fancy looking scourers that I bought awhile for another project. Folded and stapled for christmas, a tree covered in these might be nice…

#350. Top 2 top

milky metly

 

Slightly more constructive way of using the blow torch… A milk bottle top melted into a beer bottle top, needs another top to fill it.

#349. Measure melt

melting measure

 

Blow torch destruction again but I like parts of this…

#348. Pencil paste

pencil paste

A lovely, fresh, minty pencil case. toothpaste tube

#347. Fire spray

fire spray

Lighter attachment.. spray top

#346. Tape 2 tape

tape to  tape

tape taped together…with Sellotape.

#345. Roll tall

roll tall

I sawed off a section of  lining paper and then extended it back…

#344. Chalk broke it off…

chalk down

 

I took this photo a few days ago…i’ve been editing it for too long…they were two pieces of chalk.

#343. Chalk roll

chalk roll

 

Chalk covered toilet roll tube…or just a way to sharpen chalk…

#342. New rope

New rope

 

We all buy things because we are attracted to them in some way. I’ve bought many things over the years because I thought they had potential, I opened this up today and here it is…

#341. Juice top

juice top

 

More minimal effort, but still trying to make the mundane interesting. Beer bottle top with juice in..

#340. Cling film

cling film

 

if in doubt make a joke… a video film covered in cling film.

#339. Real 3D

real 3d glasses

 

Real 3D drawing…

#338. Play war

lego soldier

 

Now this is playing… you looking at me?

#337. Christmas cutters

christmas stars

 

 

Had this as a tree shape first then it fell over and looked better…cutters as decorations…

#336. Melted maze

Melted maze

 

Blow torch treatment again…this keeps the ball away from the middle. Ball = me, middle = goal…. An endless metaphor?

#335. Money for old rope

found rope

I think this is the first object I have not changed in some way except it’s context… If you want to be the one who makes this title come true then bid here

#334. Tie brush

tie brush

Cable ties become bristles on an old brush handle… paintbrush

#333. Cable tied stick

Cable tied

An experiment on the end of my stick…

#332. Bottle opener

This is another #161 Decanstructed but sprayed black…. I love the idea of reducing an object for resale and less multifunctional. Any takers? can opener

#331. Real reminder

Yes I really did drill some Post its and stuffed a tissue through…to remind me to blow my nose.

#330. Tissue refold

 

Tissue unfolded and refolded differently…

#329. Sink tangle

Sink unblocker shaped…?

 

#328. Cotton reel

 

A mixer… that’s me. cotton wool and cotton….

#327. Cotton shots

Two different shots of cotton… cotton wool

#326. Portable ruler..

 

Shortened tape measure to the size of ruler – it’s the future.

 

#325. Elastic reel

 

Elastic bands stored on an old reel thingy..

#324. Cable spinner

 

Cable ties on a salad spinner bowl… needs finishing though…

#323. Ten thin rolling

 

A crowbar rhyme, sorry. A clump of mini gloss rollers…I like the squished shape.

#322. I wondered lonely…

 

Broken Polystyrene packing and notice pins as legs…. yes I know it’s ‘wandered’ lonely as a cloud, but this does seem to some up the project…

#321. Battery prize

 

Two lowly things come together – Raffle ticket and an old battery. Waiting to be won?

#320. Pinned round

 

Pins in a cork place mat…..more noticeable?

 

#319. Safety matches

 

Matches made to look burnt with black pen…should have squashed them too.

#318. Chalkboard table

 

So the next development of the paste table using blackboard paint for displaying objects…it will will be finished off with an acrylic top.

#317. Colour wheel

cotton buds painted and inserted into drilled wheel…

#316. Notice cup

A Polystyrene cup stuck with pins…nearly average.

#315. Cotton buddies

 

I love this…I discovered how to experiment again, I made this while being filmed for the exhibition. Made from 4 cotton buds (Q tips) and wire.

#314. Bucketstool

Wooden discs strengthen buckets for sitting on, maybe also for the show…

#313. Bucket and paste table

So a pasting table again with circle cut out for a bucket. Might have lots of these for displaying objects for exhibition.

#312. Egg spring

 

Stretched out an egg cup… fun to watch kids try and eat now…

#311. Cut and paste table…

 

A nice drawing table from a pasting table…

#310. Dust shovel

 

A dustpan sprayed black…..

#309. Inside cups

Plastic cups inside out inside each other…  a slight improvement on #266

#308. Wrist pins

 

Drawing pins in an elastic band to make dangerous bracelet. Might be better worn inside out….

#307. Pin cup

Drawing pins stuck in a polystyrene cup – heavier and dangerous… decorative storage?

#306. Razor melt

 

Blow torch fun again, makes a nice curved handle. I was going to show just one but I like them stuck together.

#305. Tooth brush

image

A toothbrush made from a nail brush. It was like pulling teeth…

#304. Candle(s)

candle made from tea light candles.

#303. Natural travel sponge


A scaled up version of #130 using a large tic tac case and a big bath sponge.

#302. Roll dots


ink on kitchen roll…

#301. Wine spoon

 

A serving spoon with wooden fork and foil case… inebriated play!

#300. Tin foil can

 

Nearly properly gave up today, quite apt I used a tin can on #300…the foil was pressed into the inside of a tin can.

#299. Cup foiled

Tin foil this time on a larger plastic cup…

#298. Foil cups

Foil cases moulded/pressed into a shot glass.

#297. Money protection

 

More minimal effort – elastic band on coin…

#296. Foil case stack

 

A cheap version of #104 Chutney tower and less impressive…

#295. Cups contained

 

An Ikea box with plastic cups…there is a reason for this…

#294. Plastic bands

 

Elastic bands on a plastic cup…. less disposable now?

#293. Shot bands

Elastic bands on plastic cup shots…

#292. Ring of cups

 

A well rounded experiment using 500 plastic cups. Joining them up means you can’t see the cup shape….

#291. Anticlimax

Poppers for OCD sufferers or most parents…I couldn’t be bothered to coil up the rest of the party popper.

#290. Tape tower

This doesn’t measure up… tape measure

#289. 48 assorted wall plugs…

I’d not seen wallplugs sold with screws in them before, so i’ve just arranged them..for now.

#288. Magnifying glasses

 

Two magnifying glasses cut and connected…

#287. Jotter plotter

I’ve always found some gems in the Tesco value range. Today I had to buy this Jotter note book – as well as being really thin it also has a brilliant bland cover with ‘Our promise’ of happy to refund or replace any product that falls below the high standard you expect – I so wished it had 49 sheets! Anyway it became an ‘everyday object’ to add to my very own value range…

#286. Many heads are better…

another lego pen, sorry had to be done if it hasn’t already – I never check these things.

#285. Syrup bike

 

A new concept motor bike….that runs on syrup!

#284. Play pills

 

I’ve nearly run out of these… I think they work more as a placebo. blister pack

283. Fuse stand

I do like the bare minimum intervention and this comes close…electricplug

#282. Hammer stand

 

Two spanners holding back the drop of a hammer…

#281. Bubble wrap

 

The only way to post bubbles…

#280. Music sticks

 

Cocktail sticks held in speaker sockets…

#279. Tee bag

 

This is what happens if you start with the joke …I know, the worst one yet. might have been a bit better if I had lots of golf tees in there (I don’t play)

#278. DVD extras

11 DVD cases or are there? Check Facebook page  for unedited version.

#277. Pilot light

 

One of my better puns… A candle in a marker pen.

#276. Compassed

Two compasses mixed up…the other one is even more useless.

#275. Scrub spoon

Shocking, man makes something slightly functional….Hole drilled in wooden spoon with metal scourer.

I did the same to these spoons  in #46

#274. Ball born

 

Weirdly, if you cut open a drying ball you find another ball… So the spikes are some form of egg protection… Well done Europe in the Ryder cup!

#273. Magnets Nuts

 

6 magnets and 37 nuts but no motorcycle…

#272. Paint dispenser

 

Not more paint… it’s ok i’m not an artist, i’m  just a painter and decorator…

#271. Sun glasses

 

Safe from the sun at least…. paint on sunglasses.

#270. Sleeve art

 

Acrylic paint poured and squished around in a ring binder sleeve… easy to store art. Probably been done on a kids art show and would save a lot of clearing up.

#269. Untitled….

 

One of those apple trays cut in half….

#268. Curl comb

A Comb for curly hair?

#267. Note to self

A note holder… the time it took to weave the note in a comb you wouldn’t need the reminder… post its

#266. Cup inside

 

A bit weak but my daughter appreciated it… she is 4 though.

#265. Emergency glove

Laminated rubber glove, that only just made it…. This could be hung on a wall and ripped open in emergencies…not sure what they might be.. rubberglove

#264. Sponge toast

If in doubt get the blow torch out…. this time a sponge gets it.

#263. Is this your card?

 

19 nine of hearts playing cards screwed together………….

#262. Cd burn

 

Poor joke and I should stay away from the blow torch, getting to like melting things…although I like the triangle it’s made.

#261. Birthday meltdown

 

It was my sons 10th birthday, he didn’t have a meltdown but I did….one very strange candle holder.

#260. Melted hexagons

Pens connected together by melting the tops…. a bit like Hama beads that you iron together but I’ve used a blow torch…

#259. Mr Pen

 

Pen holder…. that’s his job.

#258. Half dried

 

Same object used in #59 a drying ball but now cut in half…

#257. 9 x 9

9 times #114 but this time they are welded. 81 Tin cans meet but don’t join.

#256. Fountins

Been playing with this idea for too long for project Junkstop and now nearly complete… it will join two more sets to complete the sculpture and go outside for the two week New Mills Festival.  It started out as a tree but then I thought of the pun on fountain and I think it’s more fitting. 63 cans in this one.

#255. Fruit pillow

 

A bin bag blown up and weighted with an apple.. of course…??

#254. Lamp holder

So this is what I meant to do yesterday but I got diverted, putting a lamp bulb fixing on objects to store them on lamp holders (obviously not wired ones..) This one is storing #4. This project eats itself once again. paintbrush

#253. High voltage salt

Nice fit…and almost functional with a couple of holes…

#252. Unflexible

 

Not very flexible now…or straight…or accurate…

#251. Folded roll.

 

So I unrolled a roll of black bin bags and folded them all back together and for some reason I took a photo…

#250. Dusted

 

So I’ve always quite liked the edging on yellow dusters, it’s what identifies it. So here it is by itself… I was also going to show the remains, but I couldn’t identify it.

#249. Tin lid magnets

Tuna tin can lids with stickers make nice promo magnets for the local project I’m working on. These will end up on lamp posts and hopefully will be taken home.

#248. Legoless

 

I was trying to turn this duple lego brick into a pencil sharpener – so this is just a mock up or just a pencil holder…oh & I guess it’s lego less as I drilled it…

#248. Unhung

 

A nearly organised (about 40) chains from hanging baskets that I seem to still have…

#246. Grate can

 

An old cheese grater reformed to look like a tin can, topped off with a can lid. Bean grater?

#246. Toilet tissues

 

Last nights thing, taken in the sun…A toilet roll cut up now becomes just tissues.

#245. Burn pills

Full of some meaning? at least double… but was surprised at the stand out shapes. Melted nicotine lozenges with solder iron.  blister pack

#244. Ear plugholes

My brain has disappeared down these….after a third of a year messing about!

Two large plug holes and old headphones…

#243. Frameless

 

A frame back and stand with holes drilled…oooh he’s made some effort, but was it worth it?

#242. Rose tin

 

A Roses tin lid as a rose… the definition of contrived! sorry..

#241. Corn drain

Another lazy one…as, if you know my work this is similar to a tuna can transformation. This though would function quite nicely as a pen holder… I normally ignore the sweet corn tin can, but it is underrated.

#240. Sponge pod

 

Not sure Apple will be concerned about this as it’s only got two apps…althoughI have made rounded corners.

#239. Poptails

 

Cocktail sticks and a bit of bubble wrap…

#238. The thirty nine keys

 

Had these lovely donated keys for awhile and thought i’d make them look lovelier together…

#237. Hook drivers

 

A daft idea for a pair of coat hooks using screwdrivers…. can you lend me a screwdriver to fix it to the wall?

#236. Table (tennis) light

 

They used to call these light bulbs – Golf ball bulbs but I think it’s the wrong sport. I didn’t want to drill my old table tennis bats but found this mini one to mock up this light idea.

#235. Can curl

 

A tin can flattened and curled…Have you noticed that tin cans are my fall back position?

#234. Sandpaper, scissors.

 

Title is just what I used to make this – what some people call a fortune teller. Makes a lovely sound when used.

#233. Lamp stand

Obvious and fake…. keep trying. with two lamp holders and two bulbs

#232. Vinegarcil

Meh…although it has given me another idea.

#231. Nail funnel

 

Made something else that was tame then I thought I want to be more surreal and then this is all I could think of….

#230. Beer sticks

This is a relation to #154. beer bottlecocktail sticks

#229. Out tube

 

 

Well it is better than #115 but what isn’t? Yet another random thing blurted out that I’ve not done before…Also never inflated an inner tube without a puncture, quite pleasing not having to look for the bubbles…

#228. Solar yogurt

So this is me trying to resolve my experiments… My yogurt pot hanging basket has doubled into a sphere recently and today I added solar powered fairy lights. This might go into the town for the festival with Junkstop.

#227. Rose tinted

So this is a return of #114 as it was originally taped, I wanted a nice way of fixing it together to make more for a sculpture. So I thought I would get them welded but needed a jig, after much huffing & puffing I discovered they fit very nicely into a Roses sweet tin which seems like a pleasing solution..Tin Can

#226. Plug nuts

Some of these things I throw together are very much work in progress, this is no different… spanner

electricplug

#225. Safety apple

Found this giant pin at the in-laws and wondered what to skewer and an apple seemed the least offensive… maybe not for Eve.

#224. Ball point

 

Made a giant ball point pen with a weird lolly called a brain licker but a deodorant stick would work also…

#223. Pom pom video

 

Hmmmm…. a pom pom made from video tape… honestly it looks better in real life, sort of.

#222. Vinegar cocktail

 

Salt connected to vinegar with cocktail sticks….

#221. Bottle can..

Not more Tin cans… two cans and two plastic bottles used to make this hybrid…armoured bottle?

#220. Can handles

Hi Mum, here are your old handles on a can.

#219. Bottle guts

Found a nice battered bottle on beach today but look at it’s guts?

#218. Mat cut

Last nights play… with beer mat.

#217. Ear plug phones

water music?

#216. Credit cut

 

Slightly creative credit card cutting…but still in one piece.

#215. Mix CD

 

Actually it’s a DVD cut and bent.. nice reflection of colour though..

#214. Can stand

My cut tin cans stacked up – architectural? A new olympic venue for bungee jumping?

#213. Solar garden light…

 

I think these will sell like …..

#212. Wire ball

 

Some of my old wire cables wound together… it might grow.

#211. Lollipop holder

 

A lolly holder – if you get bored of the flavour.

#210. Yog-olympics

 

This was the culmination of many years work… oh, I mean the london olympics, come on team GB!

I know the colours are not right but blame Tesco yogurts not me.

#209. Secret pen

 

Instead of writing in the dark use this…. Funnel with pen.

#208. Light candle

 

Mojo back?

#207. Video tape can

#206 wrapped around a tin can… Never unwound a video tape.. it’s quite long.

#206. Digital analogue

So it’s been awhile since I really liked one, so here it is video tape on DVDs…

#205. Yogurt spray

Seems like everything comes as a spray now…especially if you fake it with added spray top.

#204. Uncurtain

An homage to #75 this time curtain hooks on an elastic band and not as good…

#203. Hard Lolly

 

Pebble pretending to be a lolly… probably shouldn’t leave this near the kids.

#202. Safety candle…

 

Tea light candle back to front?

#201. Penny tweezed

So this a late apology for those that have been following this project  – sorry for the uninspiring things that I have made you endure, but alas here is another…

#200. Lids round

 

11 tin can lids connected in the round…. I love circles me…I like how this falls flat.

#199. Yogurt hamster wheel

I have come full circle… recycling my own ideas now!

#198. Hinge hook

A large hinge bent to make a hook shape for hanging doors on??

#197. Kilner lights

Led lights in a kilner jar… My mum had just bought these for her garden… I guess they would be even more waterproof outside now.

Christmas lights

#196. Knot nut

weighted duster… don’t forget to dust? nuts

#195. Smooth rough

Laminated scourer….

#194. Sore point

Two handles plus cocktail stick….

#193. Smoking trap

I was thinking of doing an after photo but I was in too much pain… with rat trap

#192. Medicine half..

I spent more time trying to name it… and it is still rubbish.

 

#191. Two strain

Two mesh sink strainers together…

#190. Line art

I draw a line…. with string.

#189. Pebble case

My brown pebbles in a cassette case of course….. The stones?

#188. Medicine straw

Medicine spoons drilled and now on a drinking straw… spoons donated…Thankyou. straws

#187. Match strainer

I’m sorry they did fit quite nicely in this plug strainer…

#186. Lego pens

I raided my sons lego box for this…and drilled them! kinda functional for a change.

#185. Yogurt donut

#184. Staple team…

Staples pushed onto a lollipop stick… just keeps it off the surface. I try and raise the status of ordinary objects and this has just, been raised…

#183. Line challenge

Half way stage – it’s been hit and miss… here’s a hit? I thought of nothing colouring in the white line until I thought it might have something to say…

#182. Yogurt melt

I like this one…. carefully melted yogurt pot.

#181. Yogurt spiral

Playing with yogurt pots again because i’m doing a workshop next wednesday at Junkstop

#180. Pencil arrow

A kind of darts reference…. to the top score, although this doesn’t score highly in my books..

#179. Glove up

Rubberglove, shower hose and breath…

#178. Sponge fingers 2

sponges cut up and inserted into glove…will help it last longer when washing up?

#177. Scourer sticks

A bit lame like The England football team tonight… cocktail sticks and scourers.

#176. Match stock

I had dismissed this experiment a few weeks ago… but in desperation I made another version… I think the title just saves this one…

#175. Dude saver

Energy bulb with rubber top and eyes again…

 

#174. Dice hooked

For storing your dice… Hangers

#172. Safe plug

A plug socket cover thing…now with wiring instructions…

#171. Sissor

Safety scissors taken apart and repositioned… looks like you hold it with two hands now…

#170. Kindle camera

Had this idea a while ago after sanding a bit of kindle, finally got around to mock it up . The lens is just your eye at the moment.

#169. Fruit shoot dude

A weird one – a fruit shoot plastic bottle  + door stop + stickers.

#168. Table tennis mat

Table tennis ball fitted into cork mat… I did it for the contrast then realised the pun just as I wrote this…

#167. Tagged together

Plant tags bolted together then spiralled….

#166. Idea pencil

A pencil to help inspire you… check extra pics for full pic.

#165. Pencil clip

Pencils clipped together, needs a big rubber…

#164. Pine clips

?… Paper clip pine cone – pine extensions?

#163. Adult pacifier

I might find this useful…Bottle cork

#162. Pen topped

Pen tops balanced on a tin can…must try harder.

#161. Decanstructed

Took off the arm of this can opener – I guess it’s just a bottle opener now…. or Could opener, can’t opener etc…

 

#160. Cen pan…

Blue pens in a blue Tin can… obviously? Decorative storage…

#159. Ear light

LED bulb with earring back.

#158. Beer lock

This was a waste of money it never worked… dam cheap gimmicks – hmmm another name for my project?  pad lock drinkscan

#157. Brush key

A dysfunctional tribute to #4 Brush Keyring… with a little help from a magnet drilled into a scrubbing brush keys

#156. Clip frame.

Two clips can become a stand up frame for photos…

#155. Jubilee clips

Jubilee clips and clips…. One for each ten years I guess.

#154. Cake match…

Matches lent in the creases of cake case… Would these sell like hot cakes?

#153 banana boat

knife store

#152. Fire plant

So is something better than nothing? well I guess this project says it is but beginning to doubt it.

A tea light in a small plant pot to germinate a fire?

#151. Pepsi light….

Sorry that was an unforgivable pun…. another reuse of an idea from Pepsi pear from the other day. drinkscan

#150. Yogurt stat wheel

 

150 and it’s a mash up with #113 yogurt wheel with #111 Yogurt stats.

#149. Peg bone

Elastic bands cut and fitted into a peg …. looks a bit bone like…11 is starting to be my favourite number

#148. Pepsi pear.

Pear packaging? Top cut off can with tin opener – which I’ve never done and I’d recommend it, I used a traditional opener so you can clean it easily…. and now you can put other stuff in like a fruit pear obviously… drinkscan

#147. Canfan

A drinks can as a windmill, I used a coat hanger to make it…. not exactly a revelation but my son said “dad, you made that without buying anything” drinkscan

#146. Light bag

 

A vacuum bag light… Sorry I have drawn over the instructions to make them stand out more…but now it sucks..

#145. Foiled and crumpled..

Hmmmm, desperate silliness….stacked crumpled foil dishes… before and after.

#144. Take away art.

Like with a lot of these silly creations I don’t check if anyone has done it before but this is one I’m sure of…. but I love it anyway…I’ve printed directly on to the lid…They would work just great as stand up picture frames.

#143. Can’t opener

It’s a cover up….again…. this time a classic can opener gets ballooned.

#142. Cork clam

Two cork placemats trapping a balloon… kind of a big pearl…. i don’t know???

#141. Balloon spoon

I could explain why this means more to me than meets the eye, but It’s late… metal spoon

#140. Sucks

Straws placed on top of #59 Fire ball.

#139. Training brush

Back from France with my fancy french sweeping brush and then I added my old trainer…wished I’d bought another one now.

#138. Worry au lait

French milk bottle with stickers… i like them as worry lines as it suits me.

#137. inside issue

So finally smashed the beer bottle from the other day and released the toilet roll tissue I’d stuffed inside.
A weird kind of rubbish cast.

#136. Squid yogurt

Kind of Disney inspired as I bought these sticky eyes there today… with drinking straws and yogurt pot – makes a squid or jelly fish.

#135. Beer issue

Beer bottle with most of a toilet roll squeezed inside… some late night experiments and it ended with this!… might smash the bottle for tomorrows.. title came from miss spelling when saving image…

#134. Strawberry basket

Leffe bier cork thingy used as strawberry protection in transit…
more French holiday ones to follow…

#133. Tubes in tubes

tubes inside tubes – straws, toilet roll tube, can, makedo – I have..

#132. Strong straw.


straw with hole strengtheners?

#131. Cup cakes

Polystyrene Cups with bottoms cut out and cleaning cloths rolled up inside….

#130. Travel sponge

A sponge squashed into a tic tac sweet box…I’ll be taking this on my hols to Paris tomorrow!

French inspired objects to come??

#129. Cake shades

Little lampshade eyes for my transformer #118. with cake cases and cups.

#128. Light cakes

Cup cake cases stuck to a balloon – I must get more serious… I like how light and delicate this one is though…

#127. Balloon joint

polystyrene cups with holes and joined with a balloon…looks a bit like a sailor too??

#126. Banana hanger

?

#125. Ball and socket

A lazy one but I kinda like it… a crown silver light bulb in a tin can, might be a ball and socket joint?

#124. Matchy

Surprisingly this worked better in real life than I had imagined… Two cocktail sticks stuck into the head of a match… I don’t know why.

#123. Clipped

4 clips, clipped together… paper clip big clips

#122. Hook store.

A third of the year and this is the best I can do, I may as well…store my collection of coat hanging bits in a scrubbing brush. hangers

#121. Can belt.

A big jubilee clip crushing a tin can, I like how you can’t see the destruction until it’s turned round.

#120. Cotton brush

Not brushes again! Bit of  a lazy late one…because I’ve exchanged a lot of bristles over the years this time on a scrubbing brush.

#119. Wave bands

2 for 1 – Elastic bands and cocktail sticks….

#118. Transformer.

Had fun with 25 multi sockets as they were on offer at local supermarket at 25 pence each… Impressed my son with this one when I lit it up . This one looks a lot better in real life.

#117. Handle cotton.

Just cotton round and round… kind of an ergonomic handle, but had to go a bit further and did a tine…

 

#116. Cotton cocktail.

Err…cotton wrapped onto a cocktail stick… It’s probably the smallest thing so far.

 

 

#115. Balloon belt.

Back to some silliness… balloon blown up with elastic band on – it adds definition… Realised afterwards it looks like a…..

#114. Tin can meet.

I’m weirdly quite proud of this one, despite being made with Sellotape… Round becomes flat becomes round…

#113. Yogurt colour wheel…

Made with the brilliant Makedo reusable system for Earthday!

#112. Colour and curves…

Balloons on top of yogurt pots…. I love how covering things with balloons adds colour and curves.

#111. Yogurt stats

This combines my two recent passions yogurt pots and my site stats…sad I know.

#110 safety eyes

#109. Yogurt light

Another little light… I like the use of the big clip to help it stand up.

#108. Mop dyed

Hmmmm… I have been wanting to dye a mop for a few weeks now, finally did it today and now I’ve forgotten why. I guess it subverts your normal reaction to it.

#107. Clip on..

I guess it’s nice when the days are connected..I bought some big clips today and then used the bulb from yesterday. Low voltage runs through the clip to help light it.

 

#106. Pie lamp..

I kinda like this… daft little delicate lamps.. could be a theme? Used a pen case for stand.

#105. Mug plug..

Ok, so it should be called mug plug hole, but I like to keep things simple and the rhyme is probably the only reason I went with this today, other experiments never panned out… I also must say something to everyone who is following this project… Thankyou!

#104. Chutney tower.

Not very everyday in my house, but couldn’t resist buying these chutney pots – 8 for a pound…. drilled and botled together….Similar to Brancusi’s ?

#103. Can dle light

I guess it makes candles last longer but not batteries…

Tin can, Led push light and candles with ‘o’ rings on them…

#102. Match dice

I don’t really know why I did this… but it fits with my favourite theme of making objects not work anymore.

#101. Electric candle

So…. I had this switch stuck on a can for ages, then today I put a candle in the can to get the idea but thought it would be better on just a bigger candle. I think having two switches makes it even weirder…

 

 

#100. Watering can.

Not sure I want to turn this into a milestone but I have…. Found some water taps in the garage and I turned to one of my reliable friends the tin can and voila….

#99. Card cheat

So I picked up a box of paper clips and a pack of playing cards and started to play… Ideally I wanted them to be all connected together but I started this too late, so they are stood up.

#98. Spinge

#97. Jar Jar links

 

Two jars held together with mesh…might be a vase. Obviously The Star Wars reference makes it.

#96. Shuttle brush

I haven’t tried it yet… bristles from a sweeping brush replacing..

#95. Glove horn

Watering can and rubberglove…..makes a funny noise,

#94. Spray light

A bit silly but why change a habit…but at least I made it work. spray can

#93. Fork candle

 

My mums old garden fork. I wanted originally to put 4 candles in it to complete the ‘Two Ronnies’ joke but decided on the nicer solution…

#92. Water light

#91. Sponge ball

26 sponges rolled up and put into the holes of a dog ball toy – becomes small human toy.

#90. Brush mix

I can’t leave brushes alone…. So I mixed up a sweeping brush with a washing up brush.

#89. Elastic mop.

For some reason I felt I should make my own mop, then spotted a bag of elastic bands and finished off with a plunger handle. It would be quite useless as a mop, I’ll try and discovery another use for it…7/10

#88. Mop up

I tried different ways to contain and make a mop stand up, then I remembered I had this mesh…

#87. Fire ball starter

Kindle in a dog ball….three different pics of it.

#86. Hole eraser

In case you drill the wrong hole, you could now rub it out… it’s all getting a bit surreal.

#85. Halogen horn

er… more mockery.

Horn part and an old halogen bulb

#84. Door brush.

So there has been some effort made, had to take apart this metal handle to make it turn like this… honestly I’ll get around to screwing it to the scrubbing  brush… others made today might have more going on are here.. extra pics

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#83. Dust ball

A duster in a dog ball toy… a baby toy? or just throw it round the room while cleaning.

 

#82. Cocktail grater

I have been wanting to find something to use in a grater for awhile and then along came (well bought) cocktail sticks. I then realised that they have a connection with cheese…. you might think of a better name for this one.

#81. Cheese duster

Cheese polisher or Dust grater?

#80. Going down the toilet?

A world made from a toilet float….

#79. Record punch

Made @creacon12 (creative conference at Portsmouth Cathedral) out of two donated objects (a record and a hole punch) – took some time to make this look right. Photo taken on train coming back home. 6hrs later….

#78. Fire starter

This was weirdly made in a hotel room last night…. When this kindle snaps it’s fingers it is dead.

#77 Kindle log

Bits of kindle connected together with matchsticks and then blowtorched. A kinda reformed log…

#76. Handle sphere

 

#75. Wrist clips

One of those I’ve started so ‘ll finish things…my second piece of jewellery, the another one is #19.

#74 Electric brush

 

A fake electric sweeping brush…

#73. Plug stack

So I was messing about with plugs, trying desperately to put them together with something and make them special. I was getting no where, so I decided to keep it simple. Having them in pairs kind of makes this nearly work…electricplug

#72. Soap roller

A washing up roller made using 18 sponge scourers and elastic bands.

#71. Second hand can

I have made hundreds of can clocks in workshops etc. it was nice to mess with the idea a bit…with a large catering Tin can.

#70 loops

Live and neutral loops on a multi socket. electricplug

#69.Unplugged

Led keyring torch stuck in a plug…electricplug

#68 High five can

Five tin cans squashed to make height of normal can…

#67 Painted nail brush

I liked the circle stickers on these nails then found a way of displaying them…on a scrubbing brush.

#66. Hooked.

Stripped bungee cord plus added hooks… It give birth.

#65. Bungee shock

Electrical cord? So the bungee cord reminded me of the cord on the iron. I had already chopped off one end, so it made sense to stick it in a plug…. This has taken me back to a few years ago when I was playing with the idea of electrical sockets being more mechanical… A plug in hook maybe? electricplug

#64. Electric scourer

I liked how this battery and magnet could be used as a base for something…. so I gave it another copper top.

Duracell + magnet + scourer = an object that couldn’t be more useless – I love it.

#63. Whisk torch

For making cakes in the dark… or a fake cake.

#62. Light sealant

Not pretty but I’m liking this balance between concept and function…lots of good themes in this that could be developed e.g. you can trap a bulb but….. Also one more squeeze and the bulb gets it.

#61. Spray ray guns

 

Choose your weapon… remember to set to stun… I’ve had a collection of these spray tops for a few years, finally found some use for them.

#60. Strike six

Six matchboxes and one match…

#59. Fire ball

Matches in a tumble drying ball… Took too long, had to sand each point then drill before inserting 2 boxes of matches.

#58. Float bolted

 

A toilet float bolted and then tightened…

#57. Heart fires

Not sure why I did this… but could work as a birthday card. Playing card

#56. Muller light

Used left overs from days 54 and 52… matches and bristles…it leaves a burning sensation.

#55. Light roll

Paint roller made into a light because the bulb just fitted…

#54. Nail brush

 

I thank you… i’m here all week… I started to use matches at first then thought ‘what are you doing? you should be using nails!’

#53. Peg bites

Making circles with things again… had to keep pegs open with something, so….

#52. Match roll

matches in a toilet roll…. edible?

#51. Rock float

Toilet float, pebble and wood…. opposites attract – light/heavy, rough/smooth, colour/b/w??

#50. Nine handles..

Made a handle from a toothbrush but I thought it needed more…

#49. Tin-can-tankard

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Tin Can and metal handles….

#48. Pen cil

 

Carved pencil thinner to fit inside a pen….I nearly like this.

#47. Brush match

I’ve been playing with fire….video

#46. Spoon specs

So I drilled a hole in wooden spoons (as you do) then had a good old file… and then spied through the hole which led on to making a pair of glasses…things are now all mixed up..

#45. bread bag

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Bread packaging turned into handbag or maybe a posh bag to feed the ducks?

#44. plaque plaque

 

Maybe this could be a bathroom mirror?

#43. Penned in.

15 pens and a balloon… fun to draw with.

#42. Just the tip…

#41. Kindling flat-pack

Tried to just make a small side table but had some wood left and made a small stool…anyway I think this has legs… probably needs instructions with bag to make something more sculptural.. kindle

#40. Tree hangings

kindling and coat hangers…. kindle

#39. Hot blown biro

One of my faves so far, not sure if it’s been done before (but I don’t care) I thought it was a true discovery. After melting loads of pens over a camping stove I thought about glass blowing and then tried to make sure I didn’t breathe in….

#38. Muller Blumen

I played too long with these yogurt pots…looks better if you blur your eyes..

#37. pushme pullyou

One for the kids…2 cans, 2 bucket handles, 4 grommets and one hot water bottle….

#36. Funnel trap

so…elastic band, screw, funnel and peg.   I like how the elastic band is stretched inside and the peg stops the screw from flinging out.

#35. Tense pencil

Messing about with a door stop, discovered a pencil fits then tried to make it more interesting with string…

#34. Brush brush

#4 added to #26

Does this mean i’m struggling? Scrubbing paint… paintbrush