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INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on upcycling

INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on upcycling

Upcycling, the process of converted old materials into a product with greater value and use, has many benefits. Not only can upcycling cut down on the global garbage stream, it can also help save you

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INFOGRAPHIC: How upcycling turns trash into treasure

INFOGRAPHIC: How upcycling turns trash into treasure

If you want to save money, help the environment, and engage your creative side, look no farther than the art of upcycling. Not to be confused with recycling, the practice of upcycling transforms unused or

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Alchemy of Waste hopes to promote upcycling with their stunning videos

Alchemy of Waste hopes to promote upcycling with their stunning videos

https://vimeo.com/93551810 Alchemy of Waste is all about "building a waste-not wonderland". It's a collaborative, multi-media project that integrates upcycled materials into an interdisciplinary

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PalletFest is the Nation’s First Upcycling Festival Made Entirely From Shipping Pallets

PalletFest is the Nation’s First Upcycling Festival Made Entirely From Shipping Pallets

A unique new festival is coming to Denver, Colorado this weekend - PalletFest is the nation’s first major upcycling festival, and it has been selected to be the city's first certifiably green event. On

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Lady Gaga’s Coffee Filter Dress Reveals Confusion Over ‘Upcycling’

Lady Gaga’s Coffee Filter Dress Reveals Confusion Over ‘Upcycling’

By now, we're no longer surprised when Lady Gaga makes an appearance in an outlandish outfit. Dresses made of meat, or suits that are more helicopter than clothing--we expect these things from the pop

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Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

With a little bit of ingenuity, simple shipping pallets can be transformed into an amazing array of things - from furniture and housewares to entire buildings! This new infographic by Terry's Fabrics

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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“Queen of Upcycling” Orsola de Castro Shares Tips for Emerging Designers

“Queen of Upcycling” Orsola de Castro Shares Tips for Emerging Designers

We are huge fans of just about anything upcycled - from art to furniture to clothing - and it seems that the eco trend is catching on. Last month, the International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes,

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycling and Upcycling Collections

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Recycling and Upcycling Collections

FromSomewhere's recycled tweed remixes, Autumn/Winter 07/08 After all the hoopla from the recent New York, London, Paris, and Milan fashion shows, it is nice to get back to basics and think about what

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AMPLE SAMPLE Upcycling Design Contest

AMPLE SAMPLE Upcycling Design Contest

For those of you who work in a professional design office, you know how quickly we become inundated with samples of all sorts. From rubber to glass and everything in-between, we can’t help but find

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CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Stellation Chairs

CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Stellation Chairs

Our last installment of Chris Burton's "upcycled" furniture is his Stellation chair series, which is both simple in form and poetic in concept. Constructed from the abundant short wood cut-offs from

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CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Yield Shelving

CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Yield Shelving

This morning we touted Chris Burton's Repose Lounge as an example of his "upcycled" furniture, made from a variety of construction site waste and other miscellaneous dumpster detritus. His

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CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Repose Lounge

CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Repose Lounge

The next time you pass by a construction site, take a closer look... you may find designer and Savannah College of Art and Design MFA student Chris Burton scouring through the debris, hunting for material

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CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

Can sustainable design thinking help us develop new furniture aesthetics and possibilities? We live in a world dominated by the waste produced by the consumerist disposable society; everybody knows

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Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Studio Muda upcycles wood pallets into furniture

Was asked to design a exterior set, consisting of one table and two benches, made from wood pallets. This objects should represent an original design and respect the principle of recycle/reuse with

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to properly recycle and upcycle on your travels

INFOGRAPHIC: How to properly recycle and upcycle on your travels

With summer in full swing, many of us are hitting the road in search of the perfect holiday. But whether we’re traveling to the rural outskirts of town or to a far-away country, it’s important to

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San Francisco college student upcycles old skateboards into one-of-a-kind guitars

San Francisco college student upcycles old skateboards into one-of-a-kind guitars

Pourfard began woodworking when he was 18, after a skateboarding injury left him with six months of extra time on his hands for recovery. What started as an experimental foray into reworking skateboard

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6 Awesome upcycled shipping pallet creations you can make yourself

6 Awesome upcycled shipping pallet creations you can make yourself

Vibrant Folding Chairs From Upcycled Shipping Pallets These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios are each made from a single shipping pallet. The only treatment these chairs get

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16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

16 upcycled Mason jar crafts and projects that are kid-approved

Glass Mason jars are perhaps the ultimate upcycling ingredient of all time. They come in all shapes, sizes, and even in a variety of colors. Mason jars can be used to give wonderful homemade edible gifts,

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Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

  Israel-based Bkeeper - motto: "the art of saving bees" - takes old beehives and turns them into eclectic furniture and design for the home. According to the founder, Hagar Pundak, upcycling

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Teen makes grad dress out of math homework to raise money for the Malala Fund

Teen makes grad dress out of math homework to raise money for the Malala Fund

A Canadian teen is bringing global attention to women rights through an unlikely medium: recycled math homework. 18-year-old Erinne Paisley upcycled her old high school math assignments into a grad dress

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ValorisationLab upcycles vintage scarfs into unique handmade caps

ValorisationLab upcycles vintage scarfs into unique handmade caps

ValorisationLab. is an up and coming independent headwear brand based in Ukraine, Kyiv. Founded in 2014 the street wear brand upcycles genuine vintage and reclaimed scarves giving them a new lease of

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PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

The existing house was re-planned, introducing a new entry foyer, large staircase and environments bathed in natural light. A central multi-level void dominates the new house and provides natural

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The Urbanite Home rescues oil barrels from landfills to create upcycled modern furniture

The Urbanite Home rescues oil barrels from landfills to create upcycled modern furniture

Every single day MILLIONS of oil barrels are produced and disposed of across the globe, and since they have little scrap value, most of them are tragically discarded into landfills, contributing to global

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Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Getting out of the shower and pulling on a bunch of crab shells really doesn’t sound like fun. But what if you could do that -- and have it look like any other athletic-style shirt? The bonus would be

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Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to stylish green

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Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer Achille Castiglioni’s

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Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste and excess from the textile industry and old clothes -

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Tablo upcycles lamps upcycled from the most unexpected household items

Tablo upcycles lamps upcycled from the most unexpected household items

Have you ever taken a look around your garage, spotted an old automatic clutch, and thought “Man, that would make a nice lamp”? If not, perhaps you need to get on the level of creativity of the

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