Connecting the people, ingredients and ideas that inspire creative reuse

If you’re interested in upcycling you’re in the right place!

The Junk Map began in 2013 as a secondhand business directory. For 5 years we helped thousands of Australians find useful junk.

At the end of 2018 we took the passion for reuse wider. 

The Junk Map now includes stories, interviews and tips from all kinds of recyclers who like turning something old into something exceptional.

Whether you’re a design professional, junk dealer or home upcycler we hope you’ll enjoy sharing inspiration and experience with like-minded people.

The Junk Map helps you find:

–  Recycled building materials
–  Architectural salvage 
–  Secondhand furniture and homewares
–  Upcycled furniture and art
–  Creative people for custom work
(See Sellers or Makers in the menu above).

We showcase:

–  Adaptive reuse projects 
–  Upcycled building or making projects 
–  Artist and maker interviews
–  News, tips and reader stories.

Behind The Junk Map – Editor Lara Knight

Some people see ‘secondhand’ as rubbish. Others see it as a useful resource. I’m in the second group and ever since my uni days, living away from home on a tiny budget, I’ve loved op shops and salvage yards.

Junk style decorating is well established overseas. In Australia we’re seeing growing interest in upcycling from designers and home owners. So much character and irreplaceable history can be saved and reworked for contemporary living. The Junk Map celebrates the forward thinking collectors, builders and makers who choose reuse over waste.

My background includes a journalism degree…graphic design for 20 years…parenting…blogging…digital marketing. Connecting old materials and inventive minds is my dream job.

I hope The Junk Map takes you on some fun adventures!

Lara Knight, editor of The Junk Map

Join the Community

As the world creates more and more stuff, we respect those who consume less. Craftspeople and artists who use repurposed ingredients. Pickers and salvage teams who save materials from landfill. Designers who choose durability over obsolescence. Home owners who do things differently.

Ways you can be involved:

–  Advertise your business on The Junk Map
–  Submit a professional building or making project
–  Submit a DIY building or decorating project
–  Submit an upcoming event
–  Pitch an article you’d like to contribute.

Connect on Social

We spend the most time on Facebook but are dipping a toe into Instagram.

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