Sandy Driftwood Gets Beautified for Charity

January 29, 2013 | Andy Cush

In an effort to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey-based artists Allbriton Robbins and Hema Patel created the above objets d’art from the storm’s driftwood, and are selling them and donating the proceeds to Sea Bright Rising, a local nonprofit. Each piece has an elegant plaque that names where it came from and sells for $150 to $950.

“Each piece has a unique story, whether it was part of a weathered boardwalk in Long Branch or a branch from a tree in someone’s front yard in Sea Bright,” Patel told Co.Design. “These are not just pieces of wood but little pieces of towns’ history.” Check out the driftwood here.