Check out this biz based in Portland called MapleXO She makes amazing jewelery out of skateboard scrap. She has also teamed up with desgin company here in Portland as well called Grove and creating Iphone4 cases out of Skateboards that were sold with a limited supply awhile back. Grove has beautiful Iphone cases marked with art from artists around the world all printed on carved bamboo.
AND This chick, Lotie is from France who did the art for this commercial. A garden in the city. I love her way of shaping her art.