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Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Iconic buildings like the Tower of London or the Gherkin might appear across a tall vertical stack of Daniel Speight's hardcovered books. Another collection features horizontal rows of books screen

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Robert Magno Makes Colorful iPhone Skins From Recycled Boxes

Robert Magno Makes Colorful iPhone Skins From Recycled Boxes

Wanting to make a unique and affordable iPhone skin, San Diego-based designer Robert Magno decided to work with what he already had: boxes. "I've been noticing that there are a lot of products that have

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Headlands Art Center’s Caravanniversary Show Filled with Interactive Installations and Recycled Pods

Headlands Art Center’s Caravanniversary Show Filled with Interactive Installations and Recycled Pods

Perhaps the most eye-catching installation on display at the Caravanniversary show is Suzanne Husky's Sleeper Cell, which is part of her larger Sleeper Cell Hotel exhibit, which was on display at the

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Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

East London Furniture completely transformed bar and gallery space DreamBagsJaguarShoes. Fixtures, tables and seating were all made from salvaged materials - including British Gypsum pallets, wood from a

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100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

Marco Stefanelli' Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life - including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives

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Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

Tire Seating and Innovative Lighting Pop Up at DesignJunction at the London Design Festival

Rene Olivier's Tyre Furniture collection saw the designer recently scoop a Mixology "Student Furniture Designer of the Year" award. The furniture takes discarded tires and converts them into comfy and

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100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

100% Design: Emerging Designers Show Innovative Lighting, Flat-Packed Ingenuity at the London Design Festival

Aiming to make Danish design affordable and accessible, Vita made a great show with their flat-packed lighting. The Eos pendant light (shown above), which comes in two sizes, is constructed of feathers on

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Large-Scale Sierra Nevada Clean-Up Sees 90,000 Pounds of Trash Collected

Large-Scale Sierra Nevada Clean-Up Sees 90,000 Pounds of Trash Collected

This year during the Great Sierra River Clean-up, over 2,500 volunteers banded together to collect discarded junk and rubbish that made its way on to the picturesque California landscape. According to the

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Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving is a Playful Solution to Storage Needs

Modular shelving, with its endless possibilities, gets taken to the next level with Andy Martin’s Undergraduate Shelving. Playing with the familiar shape of stackable building bricks, Martin has created

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10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

10 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Naked Binder Each year, some 60 million binders that are made of PVC -- one of the most environmentally destructive materials out there -- are sold in the US. They release toxic chemicals and they never

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Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Design Academy of Eindhoven Students Show Off Their Newly Minted Chops at Their Masters Graduation Show

Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and

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$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

Photo via Shutterstock Americans may produce more municipal waste per capita than any other country in the world, but improving our recycling rate is one major way we can turn the tide and become a

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6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

6 Fantastic Furnishings That are Perfect for Small Dorm Room Spaces

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed from Karton If you plan on purchasing a bed for your new space, you might as well get one that multi-tasks as storage for all your sweat pants and late-night snacks (we

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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OOO My Design’s Funky Flat-Pack Earrings Arrive as a Postcard

OOO My Design’s Funky Flat-Pack Earrings Arrive as a Postcard

Send a menagerie of animals in the mail with OOO My Design's clever Faunealea corrugated cardboard postcards. While this design may look flat and free of life, if you look a little closer you'll see

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Hungarian Student Designs a More Efficient and Greener Egg Carton

Hungarian Student Designs a More Efficient and Greener Egg Carton

What's even more amazing is that Erdélyi has improved upon a design that, in the mind of this writer at least, was near perfect. Her design sees an egg carton made from a single piece of cardboard, that

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Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

Patrick and Regitze Kerti’s Chaise Longue is Upholstered with Recycled Bicycle Inner Tubes

We recently showed you some great upcycled products by Patrick Kerti's Berlin studio Showraum, including a cute expresso coffee maker-lamp, a coat hanger from old typewriter keys and a recycled cardboard

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Absalon’s Cellule Dwellings Provide All the Essentials of Living in Just 26 Square Feet

Absalon’s Cellule Dwellings Provide All the Essentials of Living in Just 26 Square Feet

Named for the smallest unit of life, the artist designed the efficient living structures after spending time living minimally in a hut on a beach. Each of his Cellules are sleek and white, with

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This Awesome Origami Yoda is Just 7 Centimeters Tall!

This Awesome Origami Yoda is Just 7 Centimeters Tall!

Artist Yoyo Ferro's latest work appeals to Star Wars and origami fans alike! Using teeny tiny pieces of paper, the artist has made an origami Yoda, complete with wrinkled green face, orange robe and

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The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs at Dwell on Design 2012!

The Cricket Trailer is a space-age mobile home designed by NASA architect Garrett Finney that packs all of the comforts of a conventional house into one compact package. The units can be outfitted with a

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Old Typewriter Keys Turn a Boring Block of Plywood Into an Awesome Coat Hanger

Old Typewriter Keys Turn a Boring Block of Plywood Into an Awesome Coat Hanger

CMYX is a series of tiny wall-mounted coat hooks made using old typewriter keys and plywood offcuts. The piece is designed for holding keys, mobile phones, coats, scarves, and all those other things you

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Berlin’s Zeiss Planetarium Has a Brilliant LED Ceiling and Über-Futuristic Cafe Inside!

Berlin’s Zeiss Planetarium Has a Brilliant LED Ceiling and Über-Futuristic Cafe Inside!

The Zeiss Planetarium is located within Berlin's Ernst-Thälmann-Park, a green space created as a "socialist park," with high-rise residential buildings and a cultural center with restaurants and a

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Scotland to Recycle Old Diapers and Turn Them Into Furniture!

Scotland to Recycle Old Diapers and Turn Them Into Furniture!

Each year over 160 million diapers (or nappies as they are known in the UK) are sent to Scotland's landfills. However a new recycling scheme is aiming to take those used diapers and turn them into park

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Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

Etienne Esmenjaud’s Perforated Flat-Pack Lamps Are Made from Felt and Sustainable Wood

These amazing perforated pendant lamps are the creation of product designer Etienne Esmenjaud. By using low-impact and easy to handle materials, such as FSC wood and felt, he is able to laser-cut, pierce

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Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

The Wave Loung by 0 to 1 Designed by 0 to 1, the Wave has been constructed from recycled cardboard cores that were once used to hold fabric or packing materials. The structure is connected by

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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez The Burritob0t 3D prints an edible extrusion of configurable Mexican food. The machine employs a hybrid of digital fabrication and molecular gastronomy -- or in other words,

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6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

Japanese Bonsai Series Make Tiny Architecture With bonsai style as his inspiration, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba created a series of incredibly intricate worlds. Using standard craft materials, he

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HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous political bickering about the lighting legislation in the

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PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

Tropical flower installations and blooming rose-filled rooms were some of the more traditional displays at the show, but many of Girona's exhibits were more contemporary than others, like a room of

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Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

This USB flash-drive design combines a simple safety pin with a 4GB computer memory stick to create a simple and functional way to keep tabs on your mini gadget. The device, called Bulavkus, is the

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