Sunday, January 9, 2011

Chopping Board Geta

The blog Ikea Hackers brings together people who repurpose Ikea products in creative ways. Ikea Hackers was featured in The New York Times back in 2007, and today almost eight thousand people are fans of its Facebook page.

Here is one "Ikea hack" that I found particularly interesting because of its connection to Japanese footwear.

From Ikea Hacker Yeow Benny

They're wooden geta fashioned from Ikea chopping boards! I'm not sure how functional they are, but I think they're cute. I wouldn't have looked at a chopping board and thought, "Wow, this would make a great pair of shoes!" That's why we're lucky to have Ikea Hackers like Yeow Benny in this world.

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