Last time we checked in with self-described “Stuffmaker” Mac Premo, the Brooklyn-based multimedia artist, videographer and designer was waxing philosophical about why he creates and why “(being) the arbiter of good stories is to live forever“.

Since then, the 7-time New York Emmy® Award-winning Promo has been focusing on a different kind of project that pairs his knack for making use of found objects with a consistent and manufacturable product design.

Alongside friend and carpenter Dan Sanford, the two have been busy upcycling discarded five-gallon buckets into a rideable board design as a part of a challenge for artists and designers put forth by the World Wildlife Fund-UK and environmental charity Do the Green Thing. The challenge – titled Everyday Things – was established to help promote Earth Hour 2015 which will occur at 8:30 pm local time on March 28th around the world.

In partaking in the design challenge, Premo and Sanford took on the brief of “creating a product using waste and everyday objects”. Other designs that resulted from the challenge include a functioning paper record player and robot toys made out of laser cut discarded material. Altogether, the Everyday Things collection is aimed at encouraging the general public to recycle and practice sustainable living.

For their Bucket Board design, Premo and Sanford sourced their buckets directly from a dumpster before slicing off the bottom and laying the plastic flat to be used in their final board shape template.

Head over to The Bucket Board to find out more.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.