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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
Sean Miller ‘s brilliant National Geographic bookshelf  started out as a cluttered stack of magazines in his living room. One of 23 finalists  in our Spring Greening Contest , 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  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  is currently showcasing scores of stunning recycled designs, so check out our finalists and vote for your favorite today !
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/03/national-geographic-magazines-turned-into-a-bookshelf/new-1-13/
 Sean Miller: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_set.asp?set_id=53189&individual_id=127078
 National Geographic bookshelf: http://inhabitat.com/springgreening/2010/05/23/1030-ne-125th-apt-12-seattle-wa-98112/
 23 finalists: http://inhabitat.com/springgreening/category/finalists/
 weathered wood: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=123448
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