Pimp your fridge or Plastic Fantastic #2

Do you sometimes come across a special plastic bag? One, so pretty, special or funny that you will use it again and again? Here is what we sometimes do with those bags:

1. Take beloved bag - here picturing Findus the swedish cat, invented by Sven Nordquist - and cut out illustration.

2. Wipe the backside with a damp cloth.

3. Place the illustration on the fridge (which should be clean and dry) and use the cloth to wipe from the middle of illustration in all directions. Done.

This idea comes from my grandmother. She used to do this in the seventies with art-bags from the danish food chain Irma.

To make people keep and use the plasticbags again and again (and to come shopping again), they asked a new artist every month to illustrate their plastic bags. So my grandmother had her own exhibition in the kitchen back then :)

Irma still makes art-bags. In 2010 Mia Villaume made a bag. I wouldn't mind having one of her paintings on my fridge.

Still there is the pollution aspect... even though this is an idea to re-use plasticbags, we shouldn't buy them at all.. I know. We try to use willowbaskets, and the plastic-bags we do have, are being used many times, but still..


  1. We used to have a pixie on the fridge for Christmas back in the 80s. My sister still has and I think I found a second bag this Christmas. Didn't put it up though. But it is a rather brilliant idea.
    Having been a teenager during the oil crisis i 73 I'm totally with you when it comes to not buying plastic bags - or to at least reuse them several times.

  2. It's a kind of early wall-sticker :)

    I was 6 in 73 and remember the winter as a very cozy time, where we spent most of the time in our hallway, which was turned into a mini-livingroom. And a conspiratorial feeling - people keen on finding solutions/helping.

    Maybe this feeling is around the corner? I hope so.

  3. Trevlig idé att pimpa på detta sätt. Så länge plastkassar nu finns...

    Jag hoppas också att en tid då vi människor kommer närmare varandra stundar runt hörnet.