Stacking up hundreds of reused egg cartons like Lego blocks, Australia-based studio Goldenhen built a life-sized home called "The Original Dream". Considered the first "Eggo" installation exhibition, the egg carton home was modeled after Howard Arkley's well-known painting, Family Home: Suburban Exterior 1993, which is considered the Australian dream of suburban living. Goldenhen reimagined the dream home using recycled and colored egg cartons and egg trays that bring a whole new meaning to the catch phrase, "Leggo my Eggo."
Goldenhen is known for its quirky reuse of everyday materials in unexpected ways. The Original Dream is part of a series of ‘Eggo’ installations that utilize recycled egg cartons. The cartons are colored and then stacked together to build the home, similar to building with Lego bricks. Underneath all the cartons is a simple wood frame structure that provides a foundation for the cartons.
Goldenhen also built out a red brick yard fence, a cricket pitch, an outdoor clothes drying rack, and lots of grass made out of egg trays. The home was based on Howard Arkley’s painting of an Australian suburban home.