Design as relief.

Another awe-inspiring socially good cause coming out of Brooklyn to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Check out Reclaim NYC, a local group that was founded post-storm to help raise money through design. These artists are creating furniture made from reclaimed debris, like salvaged electrical junction boxes, that they found at storm cleanup sites then auctioning them off. As the Facebook page explains, “We hope our fallen trees and storm-damaged building materials can be reborn as objects that represent the city’s recovery.”

Not only is the idea wonderful, but the furniture looks great too. Love the garbage can lamp.

Hat tip to Fastco for the share. Also, if you haven’t read it yet, check out our post on Stephen Wilkes’ photography for Sandy. Really amazing how there’re so many creatives working hard to assist the recovery effort.