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This photo gallery by Marc Steinmetz really illustrates the essence of making what you “need” from what you have at hand; the objects are rough, but incredibly elegant solutions to problems that most of us will never have to solve.

  • Andy O’Malley

    As unfortunate as the circumstances were in which these were made, I like the idea of multipurpose decorative/functional objects shown here. That chess set is just asking for a remake.

    Oi, in the Philippines the children would make similar “shotguns” out of bamboo with the same matchstick and “shiny scraps” formula, although those were less powerful and more like directional firecrackers than anything else.

    What else… Oh yes. .

  • liane

    uh oh! looks like a radio transmitter!