Calling all design collectors!Inhabitat is auctioning off some of our awesome winning designs from this year's Spring Greening Competition, giving readers the opportunity to buy the exclusive, hand-crafted pieces they voted for!!! The proceeds go directly to the designers, helping them to continue to develop their design ideas to turn trash into treasure. Both the Cola Bottle Lamp (which you voted as the grand prize winner) & our editor's pick, the Elastic Shelf are on sale on eBay, so try your luck at bidding on them! Keep in mind that these are custom, individual pieces of art that are one of a kind, making them truly unique and terrific finds. Read-on for a full listing of Inhabitat's eBay auction offerings and see how you can bid to win one of these great one-of-a-kind items!
Sarah Turner’s Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps:
Hanging White Soda Bottle Pendant starting at $675
Green and Blue Soda Bottle Table Lights starting at $280
Sarah Turner turns various plastic soda bottles into these intricate lamps. The bottles are collected from local cafes and households, and after a good cleaning, are sandblasted to make them opaque. Then some clever cutting transforms them into decorative forms perfect for lighting. It’s hard to believe that these lights were once plain old plastic bottles!
Bike tire tubes stretched between a couple of used furniture legs create this functional and handy shelving system, which also happens to look pretty sweet. For the lover of all things cycling, the ElasticShelf by SystemDesignStudio uses the tension created by the stretched tubes to keep books and other objects fixed in place. These were a favorite for all who stopped by our booth at Dwell on Design.
Joseph Palmer’s ‘Chop Flops‘ are an adorable pair of flip flops made of chopsticks. The surface where the foot meets the sandal is made of used chopsticks that were collected from the dumpster of a local Japanese restaurant. Dental floss was collected to lash the chopsticks together, as well as sew them to the sole. The sole is made of cork that was cut from an old pin-up board and the leather straps and adjusters were taken from an old Jansport bag.
Designed by Natalia Hojman and Angeles Estrada Vigil, the Potus Pot repurposes a burnt-out light bulb into a new place for plant life. Each beautiful recycled planter comes complete with a simple OSB base and packaging reused from the original light bulb.