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Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

Wondering how to celebrate the new year with a bit of eco-festivity?  Try out this awesome one-size-fits-all top hat, made from repurposed, office waste paper.  The staff of architectural

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Studio Re-Creation Recycles Broken Glasses and Cutlery into Beautiful Glass Lamps

Studio Re-Creation Recycles Broken Glasses and Cutlery into Beautiful Glass Lamps

Studio Re-Creation has designed a beautiful set of 'Glass Lamps' made from found recycled objects like glass, cutlery, stainless steel trays, and wire. The sparkling hand-made luminaires raise the issue

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Matej Kren’s ‘Idiom’ Is a Spellbinding Tower Made From Hundreds of Books

Matej Kren’s ‘Idiom’ Is a Spellbinding Tower Made From Hundreds of Books

The Prague Municipal Library is now home to a spiraling tower of hundreds of carefully stacked books assembled by Slovakian born artist Matej Kren. Dubbed Idiom, the staggering installation reaches up to

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Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google is no stranger to eco initiatives with their many investments in solar power and alternative energies, but unfortunately they still do have quite a few guilty carbon pleasures like their fleet of

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Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

GK Callahan is the director of the Please Touch project, and is also a teacher at the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which serves the Bay Area community. It was while volunteering

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DIY: Make a Peace Wreath Using Fallen Branches and Wire Hangers

DIY: Make a Peace Wreath Using Fallen Branches and Wire Hangers

We instantly fell in love with this DIY Peace Wreath made by the folks over at Eco-Nesting. A unique spin on the traditional holiday wreath, this easy DIY project uses fallen branches, repurposed wire

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Inhabitat’s Top Eco Art Picks from Art Basel Week in Miami

Inhabitat’s Top Eco Art Picks from Art Basel Week in Miami

From afar, Sarah Frost’s two massive pieces, “Error Correct” and “Sign Off” appear to be textured topographies of beige and black dots. But get a little closer, and you’ll find the all too

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Armén Rotch Turns Used Teabags Into Beautiful Tonal Art Installations

Armén Rotch Turns Used Teabags Into Beautiful Tonal Art Installations

Armenian artist Armén Rotch has created an amazing series of artworks by arranging used tea bags into intricate patterns. While others may use the bags to help tired eyes or compost the contents in their

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25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

25Hours HafenCity Hotel Recycles Maritime Paraphernalia & Shipping Containers Into Eclectic Decor

To get the right look inside, the design team actually interviewed a number of sailors to learn more about their experiences and their work. The decor then takes direct inspiration from their interviews,

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Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Blind people have been long overlooked when it comes to social advancement and technological innovation, and Moallem's labeler offers a simple, affordable solution that will have its largest impact in the

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Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

Jim and Tori Recycle Toy and Gadget Bits into Unique Decorative Songbirds

The pair began creating their Songbirds in 2006 and have since transformed a whole range of unexpected relics into these intersting figurative sculptures. Even croquet balls and wheels are given a second

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Recycled Computers and Motherboards Transformed into a Massive World Map

Recycled Computers and Motherboards Transformed into a Massive World Map

This incredible world map brings new life to technology that has since gone bust. Recycling old computer motherboards and electrical parts, Susan Stockwell has transformed a bounty of e-waste into

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Manoteca Reinvents Aged Wood Doors as Beautiful Desks

Manoteca Reinvents Aged Wood Doors as Beautiful Desks

Manoteca's stunning tables are functional works of art, constructed entirely from abandoned wood doors. Each aged and worn door is reinvented and assembled along with other recycled objects and materials

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Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires

Maisongomme measures 10x26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the

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Phoebe Washburn’s Mind-Boggling Installations are Made From Scrap Wood & Cardboard

Phoebe Washburn’s Mind-Boggling Installations are Made From Scrap Wood & Cardboard

Her most recent installation, Nunderwater Nort Lab at Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City, juxtaposes two seemingly unrelated activities - art and lunch. While not necessarily two subjects you think of

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Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

Amazing Pupa Pavilion Made From Recycled Shipping Pallets and Cardboard

The cardboard came in damp bales so it had to be pulped and re-fabricated locally. Nearly four thousand triangular components were assembled by folding strips to make triangular frames and inserting with

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Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Mitchell Joachim and his team at Terraform 1 are provocateurs of the built environment that excel at dreaming up new ways of building and getting around. Their recycled Creatureama installation explores

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500,000 Cigarettes Used to Create Xu Bing’s Amazing Tiger Skin Rug

500,000 Cigarettes Used to Create Xu Bing’s Amazing Tiger Skin Rug

This installation is just one part of the prolific artist's Tobacco Project which examines the culture and production of tobacco from the perspective of this contemporary Chinese artist. Laid out across

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Modern Mission Hall House is Clad in Recycled Clay Tiles

Modern Mission Hall House is Clad in Recycled Clay Tiles

The two-story house resides beneath the boughs of an old oak tree and overlooks a richly planted yard and the open country. The sustainable home was sited on a small lot, so the architects emphasized the

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Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Like a hardened sand castle, the sand shades are smooth to the mould they were cast in. Meiri simply uses glue to to create the tactile shades, covering the mould with glue and then sand. After the glue

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Industrial Warehouse Transformed into a Colorful Learning Environment in Stockholm

Industrial Warehouse Transformed into a Colorful Learning Environment in Stockholm

Confronted with the massive open warehouse space, which once housed furniture storage, Codesign wanted to utilize the natural light coming from the factory windows as much as possible. Their solution was

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano!

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Win a Copy of Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano!

Heads up interior designers, DIYers, and green interior aficionados - we've got a book you're gonna totally love. Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano is a beautiful collection of green home decor and

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Makeshift Magazine Launch Celebrates Innovative Design in Unlikely Places

Makeshift Magazine Launch Celebrates Innovative Design in Unlikely Places

Each issue features in-depth articles and photography focused on a specific branch of informal creativity. In homage to Niti Bhan's blog REculture, the first edition highlights reuse, repair and recycling

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David Mach Creates Enormous Sculptures from Coat Hangers and Matches

David Mach Creates Enormous Sculptures from Coat Hangers and Matches

Artist David Mach has found an alternative use for all those coat hangers hanging in our closets, by turning them into enormous life-like sculptures like this giant gorilla seen above. Dubbed King Silver,

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The Glasshouse Combines a Pendant Lamp with a Terrarium Full of Lush Greens

The Glasshouse Combines a Pendant Lamp with a Terrarium Full of Lush Greens

Terrariums are a way to fashionably bring plants into an indoor space. Building upon the beauty of the classic concept, Czech designer Krstyna Pojerova has taken the terrarium to the next level. Called

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Dazzling Greenhouse Transformed Into a Vibrant Cafe in Amsterdam’s Old Shipyard

Dazzling Greenhouse Transformed Into a Vibrant Cafe in Amsterdam’s Old Shipyard

This long, curvilinear building is breathtaking, and the first sight of it is caught from the boat ride that ferries visitors and their bikes directly from the city. The attraction to the area - the

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Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Student designer Natalie Sampson recently sent us this photo of her repurposed Wire Whisk Lamp and we couldn’t be more impressed! “My direction in design is repurposing everyday readymade

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Paul Cocksedge Recycles Vinyl Records Into Low-tech Music Amplifiers

Paul Cocksedge Recycles Vinyl Records Into Low-tech Music Amplifiers

London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has transformed old vinyl records into ingenious low-tech amplifiers that give your smartphone's volume a solid boost without the need for wires or electricity. This

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MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

The massive site totals over 147,000 square feet, including 26,000 square feet of existing buildings. The architects' solution was to build on top of the existing halls, adding three new levels. The new

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reCycle: Intricate Clocks Made Out of Repurposed Motorcycle Parts

reCycle: Intricate Clocks Made Out of Repurposed Motorcycle Parts

ReCycle Clocks is a company that specializes in turning defunct motorcycle parts into quirky timepieces. The clocks are created using metal scraps from old motorcycles (and recently bikes), meaning that

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