I have a small box to keep all the rubber bits left from bigger projects. I used them to make small stamps sometimes but this time I came up with a better use for them.

According to the definition on Unconsumption, "consumption is a word used to describe acts of acquisition – generally, the acquisition of things, in exchange for money; Unconsumption is a word used to describe everything that happens after an act of acquisition."

With my rubber bits I made a new set of gem stamps and Mr. Cart - the official Unconsumption logo designed by Clifton Burt. 

and made this print with them:


And, in the spirit of Unconsumption, just two other findings of the day:

VintageKartan, i.e. vintage map, a site featuring maps and reviews of all the vintage and second-hand shops in Sweden. We have quite a lot in Stockholm and the ones I frequent are Myrorna and Beyond Retro.

Also, this amazing pair of earrings by Anne Fiala - No Pressure Diamond Earrings

Last but definitely not least, one of my all-time-favorite products: Sugru, the new self-setting rubber for fixing, modifying and improving your stuff. I just purchased my 3rd pack, and in case you haven't got your hands on some, you definitely should!

What's your version of Unconsumption? Do you have any second-hand treasures or ideas of fixing old stuff? I would love to hear about them!

1 comment

  • Molly Block

    Hi Tyr,

    It’s so great to see how you’ve put some small rubber bits to good use.

    It’s also great to learn the Unconsumption project helped to provide some inspiration for you.

    —Molly (of Unconsumption)

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