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National Geographic Magazines Turned Into a Bookshelf

Posted By Andrew Michler On June 3, 2010 @ 5:15 pm In Green Design Competitions,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

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Sean Miller [2]‘s brilliant National Geographic bookshelf [3] started out as a cluttered stack of magazines in his living room. One of 23 finalists [4] in our Spring Greening Contest [4], the design is made from 80 magazines coated in a water/starch mixture and cut with a bandsaw, leaving a clean interior and an offset exterior. The finish is very satisfying, as the stacked pages look almost like weathered wood [5] bordered by the iconic National Geographic yellow. Good green design is about clever reuse, great aesthetics and functionality — this bookshelf is all of the above with a healthy dose of irony. Our Spring Greening Contest [4] is currently showcasing scores of stunning recycled designs, so check out our finalists and vote for your favorite today [4]!

VOTE FOR THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKSHELF > [3]

CHECK OUT OUR SPRING GREENING FINALISTS > [4]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/03/national-geographic-magazines-turned-into-a-bookshelf/new-1-13/

[2] Sean Miller: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_set.asp?set_id=53189&individual_id=127078

[3] National Geographic bookshelf: http://inhabitat.com/springgreening/2010/05/23/1030-ne-125th-apt-12-seattle-wa-98112/

[4] 23 finalists: http://inhabitat.com/springgreening/category/finalists/

[5] weathered wood: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=123448

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