Old News: Funky Recycled Hangers by Ryan Frank Made From Newspapers


Photo credit: Ryan Frank
Ryan Frank's Zilka hanger has undergone a bit of a makeover since we spied it last. Spotted at TOUCH's booth at the New York International Gift Fair, the hanger is made entirely from reclaimed British newspapers, with a pulpy, almost velvety texture that makes it wonderfully tactile, as well as a visual delight to behold.Available in myriad colors and patterns, the Zilka is printed as one flat rectangle with a laser-cut middle that pops out to form the hanger. The leftover portion can be tossed into the recycling bin or, if you're so inclined, displayed as unconventional wall art.

The fine print: Just don't use the Zilka to hang up your wetsuits to dry; the paperboard is sturdier than it looks but it's far from waterproof.


Photo credit: Ryan Frank

Photo credit: Ryan Frank

Photo credit: Ryan Frank

Photo credit: Ryan Frank
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