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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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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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16 Cutting-edge designs from Designjunction EDIT at the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair

16 Cutting-edge designs from Designjunction EDIT at the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair

The fourth edition of Design Junction edit Milan is taking place within the surrounds of Casa dell’Opera of San Babila Design Quarter. The show reaches across two floors of an old school building and an

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Presso Design upcycles burlap coffee sacks into stylish bags and sleeves

Presso Design upcycles burlap coffee sacks into stylish bags and sleeves

Presso Design is a small, family owned brother & sister business dedicated to crafting laptop, iPad, iPhone etc. sleeves and computer bags made from upcycled coffee sacks and real Italian

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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores

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9 green tools for a bountiful spring garden

9 green tools for a bountiful spring garden

 1. Upcycled Seed Starters The most economical way to grow food is to start from seed, but you can't just throw those little guys directly into the ground. A month or two before you want to begin your

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Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men’s suits into stylin’ messenger bags

Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men’s suits into stylin’ messenger bags

Designer Terry Lischka’s innovative bags transform thrift store men’s items into fashion-forward unisex messenger bags. Designing under the name Sew Much Style, Lichska scours thrift stores for

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HOW TO: Recycle a sweater into a cuddly pillow for your couch

HOW TO: Recycle a sweater into a cuddly pillow for your couch

Are the throw pillows on your couch getting a bit faded? Want to update your décor? Just follow our tutorial to learn how you can create cozy new covers from recycled sweaters. Read on and we’ll show

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Enormous Temple of Trash Made from 100 Tons of Recycled Plastic Bottles

Enormous Temple of Trash Made from 100 Tons of Recycled Plastic Bottles

While the temple is no longer standing, the trend of upcycling plastic bottles that inspired the construction shows no signs of slowing down. Other recent examples of PET bottle creativity include the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Get inspired to turn trash into upcycled treasure

INFOGRAPHIC: Get inspired to turn trash into upcycled treasure

Recycling is a great way to reduce the waste stream, but it typically requires a lot of energy and resources to remake those materials into new, often lower quality, products. That’s why we at Inhabitat

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