Vintage Hand Tools
If your worried about material consumption, try buying used. Items like these garden tools are probably much sturdier than a lots of tools you can buy new.
The QWERTY hairband is designed by Taru Norberg and made from used computer, cashier or type-writer keypad buttons.
This piece by Tim Wigmore was inspired by an old saddle sitting around his studio and an interest in making seating that was less static. Voila!
This is something thats perfect to buy used. I could definitely use some hanging posts in my kitchen for towels and pans.