10.31.2007

sk8erboi.



Or girl. Rebecca Hickey is hitting the skate parks all over Long Island, but not with a board.

Instead, Rebecca (nicknamed Beck or Becky, depending on which friend you ask) is known throughout town as the skatepurse gal. That's right, purses out of old skateboard decks. Sound impossible? It nearly is.



Beck(y)'s aptly named sk8bags are hand made by Beck in her New York workshop. It's a very time-consuming, labor-intensive process and she counts her lucky stars that she still has all ten fingers. Although she washes the decks and removes the grip tape, Beck stresses, "I don't add anything to the decks and can say with a clear
conscience that I'm simply reusing something that was already there." Altering the decks as little as possible throughout the production process is extremely important because she strives to always uphold the integrity of her source material.



"Skateboards are so personal to their owners," she says. "The stickers and scratches tell the story of what the board has been through. I try to keep it as authentic as I can."



Ahhhh, trash into treasure? Right up DFM's alley.

Or skatepark.

4 comments:

Jessie said...

That's so cool!!!!! :)

design for mankind. said...

Seriously!!! :)

karin said...

These bags are absolutely awesome!

design for mankind. said...

Oooh, I love them, too! :)

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

10.31.2007

sk8erboi.



Or girl. Rebecca Hickey is hitting the skate parks all over Long Island, but not with a board.

Instead, Rebecca (nicknamed Beck or Becky, depending on which friend you ask) is known throughout town as the skatepurse gal. That's right, purses out of old skateboard decks. Sound impossible? It nearly is.



Beck(y)'s aptly named sk8bags are hand made by Beck in her New York workshop. It's a very time-consuming, labor-intensive process and she counts her lucky stars that she still has all ten fingers. Although she washes the decks and removes the grip tape, Beck stresses, "I don't add anything to the decks and can say with a clear
conscience that I'm simply reusing something that was already there." Altering the decks as little as possible throughout the production process is extremely important because she strives to always uphold the integrity of her source material.



"Skateboards are so personal to their owners," she says. "The stickers and scratches tell the story of what the board has been through. I try to keep it as authentic as I can."



Ahhhh, trash into treasure? Right up DFM's alley.

Or skatepark.

4 comments:

Jessie said...

That's so cool!!!!! :)

design for mankind. said...

Seriously!!! :)

karin said...

These bags are absolutely awesome!

design for mankind. said...

Oooh, I love them, too! :)