Ok, so I'm still drooling over the Staerk collection in the post below, largely because of Shinji Nakaba's stunning brooches made of repurposed aluminum cans. I'm having a hard time focusing on anything else. I'm in a state of melting. I mean look at what he does with a Budweiser can:
It's like a metaphor for life. Like witnessing a beautiful blooming, a blossoming, a worm to a butterfly, dirt to diamonds, trash to treasure; it's like Ally Sheedy's Breakfast Club transformation from grungy, pathological liar to pretty-in-pink wrestler's girl....
Ok, I'll stop now. This is what happens when I'm really impressed. Do yourself a favor and check out more of Nakaba's work. It's restored my childlike enthusiasm for recycling.
Images are all from Shinji Nakaba's site.