Dmytriy and Aleksandra Bragin make everyday items – notebooks, photo albums, even bow ties – out of recycled wood, metal, plastic, and glass. Granted, there are plenty of other sellers on Etsy who do the same, but the Bragins’ items are constructed with a distinctly steampunk flair. Decorated with gears and lenses and handmade creatures and other embellishments, each item has a lot going on, but the elements are so artfully combined that the finished piece feels cohesive and not at all thrown together.
The Bragins also make gorgeous masks and helmets, but it’s really their more functional items that I’m most obsessed with. I really wish I worked in a place where I could display the desk organizer above. Maybe instead of bringing it to work, I need it for my vanity holding makeup brushes… At the very least, I have to figure out who needs one of those bow ties. Brilliant!
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