Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Found Objects Become Magical Works of Art Submerged Underwater by Forlane 6 Studio

Found Objects Become Magical Works of Art Submerged Underwater by Forlane 6 Studio

Using found objects and furniture, Forlane 6 Studio created these magical underwater sculptures that serve as hauntingly beautiful reminders of our mindless consumption. Designed by the

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Verti-Cult: Miniwiz Unveils Glowing Green Wall Made From Recycled Bottles

Verti-Cult: Miniwiz Unveils Glowing Green Wall Made From Recycled Bottles

Taipei-based Miniwiz just unveiled a brand new system that transforms old bottles into gorgeous glowing green walls! Dubbed Verti-Cult, the system is made from 100% recycled Polyethylene milk

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Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farming Units Transform Old Shipping Containers into Greenhouses for Organic Produce

Damien Chivialle’s Urban Farming Units Transform Old Shipping Containers into Greenhouses for Organic Produce

Within the containers Chivialle has designed a complex aquaponics system to enable circular agricultural processes. The containers each contain two cubic meters of water in which bacteria

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Thousands of Donated CDs Transformed into an Alien-Like Art Installation by Leticia Bajuyo

Thousands of Donated CDs Transformed into an Alien-Like Art Installation by Leticia Bajuyo

An Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College, Indiana, the artist has been collecting and reusing waste materials since 2009. So far, her CD installations have transformed discs into

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Sasufi Gives a Melbourne Patisserie an Elegant Upgrade with Reclaimed Wooden Doors

Sasufi Gives a Melbourne Patisserie an Elegant Upgrade with Reclaimed Wooden Doors

Designer Sasufi has given a series of reclaimed wooden doors a new life as part of a stylish and green interior belonging to a cute patisserie located in Melbourne, Australia. The idea behind

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Risa Hirai Whips Up a Delicious Exhibition of Edible Artwork in Tokyo

Risa Hirai Whips Up a Delicious Exhibition of Edible Artwork in Tokyo

Using edible matter as her medium, art student Risa Hirai whips up mini models resembling full meals and even bonsai trees. Instead of using traditional paints and brushes to create her works,

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BRC Designs’ Wingin’ It LED Floor Lamp is Made From Recycled Piano Keys

BRC Designs’ Wingin’ It LED Floor Lamp is Made From Recycled Piano Keys

BRC Designs has a knack for creating furniture from recycled materials - and the studio's latest project is a lamp made almost entirely from repurposed piano keys! The Wingin’ It Floor Lamp is

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Pani Jurek’s Inventive Test Tube Chandeliers Are Inspired by Chemist Marie Curie

Pani Jurek’s Inventive Test Tube Chandeliers Are Inspired by Chemist Marie Curie

Designer Pani Jurek has constructed these brilliant two-tiered chandeliers from test-tubes which can be individually transformed by filling them with flowers, water, or anything that fits! The

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‘Ffrash’ is Furniture Made from Trash by Former Street Children from Jakarta

‘Ffrash’ is Furniture Made from Trash by Former Street Children from Jakarta

Designers at Studio Ooms have been working on a fantastic social project in Indonesia that helps to lift people out of poverty while creating great recycled products. So far, the team has spent

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Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen creates intriguing designs from discarded remnants of onyx left over from industrial stone fabrication. No stranger to upcycling, Shaheen uses these upcycled materials to create

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Contemporary Casa Box in Brazil Incorporates Transformed Excess Timber As Interior Furnishings

Contemporary Casa Box in Brazil Incorporates Transformed Excess Timber As Interior Furnishings

‘Casa Box’ is a stunning modern renovation of a caretaker's house on a Brazilian island that sits overlooking the coastline like a contemporary cube. The house was constructed by Alan Chu

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Russian Artist Transforms a Recycled PC into a Living Room Fit For a Miniature Visitor

Russian Artist Transforms a Recycled PC into a Living Room Fit For a Miniature Visitor

An anonymous Russian artist recently transformed the shell of an old computer into a brilliant miniature replica of a living room - complete with an oriental rug, a lamp, and a comfy couch!

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Barbara Franc Transforms Recycled Objects Into Amazing Animal Sculptures

Barbara Franc Transforms Recycled Objects Into Amazing Animal Sculptures

Artist Barbara Franc transforms recycled materials and bits of wire into elaborate sculptures of living creatures from every branch of the animal kingdom. Her three-dimensional works range from

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Green-Roofed Chipicas Townhouses Blend Into the Environment With Wood-Wrapped Facades

Green-Roofed Chipicas Townhouses Blend Into the Environment With Wood-Wrapped Facades

Built in 2009, the houses are nestled amidst a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Their shaded wooden exteriors help them blend in with their surroundings while filtering light

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naCa and Studiodeda’s Modern Chicken Coops Pop Up in Sicily

naCa and Studiodeda’s Modern Chicken Coops Pop Up in Sicily

Italy-based DettoFatto is an ongoing collaborative laboratory that brings together creative designers and architects to construct furniture, installations, and microarchitecture projects. naCa

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Shu-Chun Hsiao’s Google Bird Houses Point Out the Dwellings of Feathered Friends

Shu-Chun Hsiao’s Google Bird Houses Point Out the Dwellings of Feathered Friends

These playful Google birdhouses by Shu-Chun Hsiao re-imagine typical bird dwellings as points of interest in urban locations. Inspired by the Google Maps landmark icon, Hsiao's modern bird

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Bake Me a Cake: Morten Jonas’ Playful ‘Cake Display’ Lamps Are Made by Bergen Prison Inmates

Bake Me a Cake: Morten Jonas’ Playful ‘Cake Display’ Lamps Are Made by Bergen Prison Inmates

At first glance, you may notice that these contemporary lamps are fashioned from glass cake display cases – but you probably wouldn’t guess that they’re made by a social prison

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Czech Artist Kristof Kintera Turns Mundane Objects Into Absurd and Extraordinary Sculptures

Czech Artist Kristof Kintera Turns Mundane Objects Into Absurd and Extraordinary Sculptures

Kristof Kintera's recycled sculptures distort reality and show even the most ordinary household items in a new light. He embraces a wide variety of objects as his materials, experimenting with

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HomeMade: Bureau de Change Joins Two London Houses With a Stunning Renovation

HomeMade: Bureau de Change Joins Two London Houses With a Stunning Renovation

Bureau de Change knocked down several interior walls to create a dynamic open space that unites the two homes. The studio says that they did not want to be constrained by the former plan -

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Tammam Azzam Recreates Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ on War-Torn Building in Syria

Tammam Azzam Recreates Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ on War-Torn Building in Syria

Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has created this beautiful and haunting mural on the side of a half-destroyed building in Syria. The artist reproduced Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss', incorporating

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Gubbins Arquitectos’s Casa Mava House is Built into a Hillside Overlooking the Ocean in Chile

Gubbins Arquitectos’s Casa Mava House is Built into a Hillside Overlooking the Ocean in Chile

The site is divided into two sections that separate the primary residence with the nearby guesthouse. Connecting the two spaces is a large wooden deck that reaches out to the uninterrupted

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Steven Morgana’s Cardboard Geodesic Dome Suspended by Balancing Waste By-Products

Steven Morgana’s Cardboard Geodesic Dome Suspended by Balancing Waste By-Products

This fantastic geodesic dome is constructed entirely from discarded cardboard boxes by Steven Morgana. That in itself is a fantastic green idea, and its brown and green panels visually reflect

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McBarge: Abandoned Floating McDonalds to Be Given New Life As a Marina in Canada

McBarge: Abandoned Floating McDonalds to Be Given New Life As a Marina in Canada

Once refurbished, the plan is to turn the ship into a home for several restaurants—instead of just one—which would hopefully include some healthier options for visitors. The proposals are

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Roger Ferris + Partners Adds a Minimalist Art Gallery to a Philip Johnson-Designed Country Estate

Roger Ferris + Partners Adds a Minimalist Art Gallery to a Philip Johnson-Designed Country Estate

The architects completed the renovation using restoration materials that complemented the existing house and developed what was already there. But the new renovations are distinct from Philip

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Seth Stein Architects Gives a Bomb-Damaged London House a New Lease On Life

Seth Stein Architects Gives a Bomb-Damaged London House a New Lease On Life

Seth Stein Architects' Notting Hill renovation keeps a low energy footprint thanks to an array of green building strategies. The project incorporates passive air distribution, and it regulates

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House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

To connect the lower and upper levels of House Abo, Nico van der Meulen Architects installed a staircase that changes the dynamics of the site itself. It is surrounded by areas of steel and

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Asif Farooq’s Incredible Gun Sculptures are Created from Recycled Cardboard

Asif Farooq’s Incredible Gun Sculptures are Created from Recycled Cardboard

At Inhabitat, we love when artists create symbolic works of art using recycled materials. Here, Asif Farooq constructs these incredibly precise gun replicas using only reused cardboard. The gun

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Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

Madrid-based design studio Woodendot recently launched a new line of modern lighting handcrafted from natural materials. Their Ka Lamp collection is locally produced using traditional craft

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. The collection was recently used

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Rekindle’s Recycled Furniture Gives Earthquake-Damaged Wood a Second Life in New Zealand

Rekindle’s Recycled Furniture Gives Earthquake-Damaged Wood a Second Life in New Zealand

In order to source the waste materials and take advantage of reusable wood, Rekindle offer a discount on furniture to anyone that sources discarded pieces of wood. The incentive helps encourage

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