Spring has sprung, the votes have been cast, and we’re excited to announce the winners of our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We feel fortunate to have such an incredibly talented reader base – you guys wowed us with some truly impressive examples of DIY design. Thanks to everyone for submitting their incredible Spring Greening projects, and to all our readers for supporting them throughout the voting process… read on for our winners…
GRAND PRIZE: Phone Book Coffee Table by Rodrigo Jaroseski
Rodrigo Jaroseski is taking home our grand prize gift certificate of $200 to the Inhabitat shop for his incredible Phone Book Coffee Table! In the age of the Internet, heavy paper phone books are an environmental catastrophe, so this inspired reuse of an ubiquitous material struck us (and many readers) as a stroke of genius.
SECOND PLACE: Recycled Plastic Jewelry by Kumvana Gomani
THIRD PLACE: Book Book Shelf by Richard Jennions
Not tom.‘s beautiful Book Book Shelf is another stunning project that racked up the votes. Constructed from a set of books abandoned in the street, it’s a lovely literal example of found design, and we imagine that an eggling will look perfect perched upon it.
EDITOR’S CHOICE: Laptop Packaging Briefcase by Alison Cromie
Amid an incredible crop of Spring Greening finalists we wanted to showcase one of our favorite entries that we feel perfectly answered of our contest call: Alison Cromie’s Recycled Mackbook Box Briefcase. This beautiful refinished craft case is an simple and elegant example of reusing an item that most people toss in the trash or relegate to cluttered closets. Well done Alison!