• Paladim Handmade workspace

    Workspace: Paladim Handmade

    Paladim Handmade is Dimitar Palanski- founder and creative director, Svestolav Palanski- designer, and Davis Nikolov- designer. We have featured Paladim Handmade in our recent Shop Feature post, and this time, we take a peak inside their workshop in Bulgaria. Since the shop opened in 2012, they have shipped over 2000 items in 52 countries, and definitely are not stopping at the moment. This is where all their Kran lamps, wooden clocks, and upcycled home decor are made.   Thanks much for sharing your work space! Paladim Handmade | Facebook | Twitter | Etsy

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    The Art of Recycling: Tin Cans

    I absolutely love the whole concept of recycling used things, or repurposing something old and turning it into something new and functional again. This is why I am always on the lookout for handmade shops that make use of recyclable and sustainable materials to produce their items. So many things can be recycled, utilized, and enjoyed for a longer time, instead of letting them end up in the landfill so quickly. Take for instance, tin cans. When was the last time you have opened a can of tomato sauce and actually thought of saving the empty tin to make it into something useful? This post is a collection of creative…

  • Paladim Handmade workspace

    Shop Feature: Paladim Handmade

    Dimitar Palanski has always had a knack for creating things even as a kid, disassembling his toys and using their components to re-create his very own customized versions of R2D2s and gadgets. In his second year in the University, he created a home-built lamp and from there, sparked the idea of opening the Etsy shop, now called Paladim Handmade. Since 2012, Dimitar, along with his brother Svetoslav, have been designing and creating wooden lamps, clocks, and home decor from an old garage-turned-workshop in Bulgaria.  In this interview, Dimitar talks about his business, what he loves most about his craft,  his design style, etc.   What’s the story behind the shop…