Let’s face it, the iPhone is the must have item of this decade, but it’s extremely prone to slipping out of your hands and breaking. The normal iPhone cases come in a variety of colors and designs, but it’s really the collaborative artists who come up with some real funky ideas.
These iPhone cases are made from old skateboards handpicked to create a nice color coordination and then sanded, sliced, glued together and then painstakingly cut to fit the iPhone dimensions. The project was a collaboration between company Grove and Lindsay Jo Holmes of mapleXO. Like most artisan crafts, these cases are made in small batches. There are only 50 differet cases available, each one handcrafted and individual.
The project took a year and 300 skateboards to complete. The cases come packaged in bamboo boxes inset with layers of skateboard wood. There are currently only five of these cases left on Ebay, each costing upwards of $200. While this is definitely pricier than most people are willing to put towards an iPhone case, should you decide to put down the money, 50 percent of the proceeds go to supporting the Oregon Humane Society. Might be nice if the proceeds actually went to the Humane Society in general, or maybe an eco-friendly non-profit like the Sierra Club or Greenpeace, but hey, it’s good to support local groups as well.
These cases are one-of-a-kind and, according to the creators, won’t be available for mass purchase due to the cost and work behind this project. Despite the high price of these cases, they have flown off the shelves since they were made available February 21, 2011. Besides helping the Humane Society, these cases are also environmentally friendly as it uses salvaged wood instead of new wood. Aside from that, the fact that it’s made out of salvaged skateboards gives it an added awesome factor.
Check out the video below to see the creation process of these cases:
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Via: Design Boom