Recycled Materials

Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival Creates Unique Light Sculptures from Salvaged Lamps

Lamp Revival creates quirky recycled table lamps and hanging lights from salvaged and vintage lamps, electrical parts and pipe fittings. For the past 10 years, the company has been operating out

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Specimen’s Hand-Crafted Horn Speakers Are Made from Recycled Newsprint and Dryer Lint

Specimen’s Hand-Crafted Horn Speakers Are Made from Recycled Newsprint and Dryer Lint

Not only are Specimen's horn speakers visually intriguing with their flared newsprint protrusion, but they project larger-than-life sound using only 3 watts of power. The technology employed was common in

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Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

Birdfreeder: A Flat Pack Bird Feeder That Pops Up in a Snap

Birdfreeder is a contemporary bird feeder that's light as a feather and packs flat to ship. It comes smartly packed in a recyclable cardboard box, and it can be readily assembled in just a few simple

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Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

In order to raise awareness of recycling efforts, the design team devised a method of turning ordinary tetra brik milk cartons into LEGO-esque building materials. Using clamps to link the cartons at an

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LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness

LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness

How is it possible to ensure that a home this large has a gentle environmental impact? Studio One shows us how with the charming Greenland Residence. Reached by a long private drive and carefully oriented

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Joost Gehem Turns Deceased People’s Possessions Into Recycled Stools

Joost Gehem Turns Deceased People’s Possessions Into Recycled Stools

Joost Gehem lives and works in Eindhoven, the Dutch city of Technology & Design, which is home to Dutch Design Week. We spotted Gehem’s fantastic stool while strolling through a place called

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Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Plastic Bottles Reformed Into Stylish Birdhouses & Vases in Portugal

Serra da Estrela has a number of well known environmental concerns and re-foresting campaigns, such as planting a new tree for every sold bottle. The water company wanted to further its efforts and find a

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Wide Roof on Wooden Teikyo University Elementary School Gathers Heat and Water in Japan

Wide Roof on Wooden Teikyo University Elementary School Gathers Heat and Water in Japan

The roof covers the entire length of the Teikyo University Elementary School, which has three storeys and a total footprint of 7,788 square meters. A heat collecting device placed on the south-facing

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SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

Small Moons is a large-scale art installation by Seattle trio SuttonBeresCuller, made from collected and unwanted objects. Sponsored by artwithoutwalls, John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler, asked local

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Gabriel Dishaw’s Nerdy-Chic Darth Vader Mask is Made from Antique Typewriters

Gabriel Dishaw’s Nerdy-Chic Darth Vader Mask is Made from Antique Typewriters

Is there any story more sacred to geekdom than the Star Wars saga? If you always secretly wanted to be Luke or Princess Leia, have we got a piece of upcycled art for you. Etsy artist Gabriel Dishaw knows

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4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

4 Ideas to Keep Christmas Trees From Going to Waste!

Used Christmas Trees, Shutterstock Did you know that the Christmas time tradition of adorning an evergreen tree with ornaments dates back to Latvia in 1510 when the first decorated tree was recorded?

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BRC Designs’ Colorful Capped Out Chair is Made From Hundreds of Recycled Bottle Caps

BRC Designs’ Colorful Capped Out Chair is Made From Hundreds of Recycled Bottle Caps

BRC Designs' Capped Out Chair consist of hundreds of salvaged bottle caps layered over a structure composed of 99% recycled steel finished with a white powder coating. The soda bottle caps are

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Striking Green-roofed Earthwall 2 Residence is an Energy Efficient Groundscraper in Idaho

Striking Green-roofed Earthwall 2 Residence is an Energy Efficient Groundscraper in Idaho

At 5994 square feet, Earthwall 2 is no tiny home, but a series of sensitive interventions compensate for its large footprint. Built with the designer's own post-tensioned steel rammed earth construction

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Upcycled Bottles Become Giraffes, Hippos and Pigs in Nishi Chuahan’s Animal Farm Lamp Collection

Upcycled Bottles Become Giraffes, Hippos and Pigs in Nishi Chuahan’s Animal Farm Lamp Collection

No backyard barn job, this collection of glass animals is comprised of a series of preserve jars, wine bottles and other used glassware transformed into playful lamps. Working with wood and lac turnery

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Scientists at Spain’s University of Jaen Create Eco-Friendly Bricks from Paper Waste

Scientists at Spain’s University of Jaen Create Eco-Friendly Bricks from Paper Waste

Scientists at Spain’s University of Jaen have found an affordable and eco-friendly way to make bricks from paper waste. The process diverts the byproducts of paper mills from going to a landfill, and

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Geothermally-Heated EHA Family Residence is a Rustic Mountain Retreat in Wyoming

Geothermally-Heated EHA Family Residence is a Rustic Mountain Retreat in Wyoming

Whilst undoubtedly a luxury home that is out of reach for most people, the EHA residence in Wyoming was constructed as a low-energy home built sustainably. Almost all of the siding is comprised of

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How To Make Sparkly Holiday Accessories from Dead Christmas Lights

How To Make Sparkly Holiday Accessories from Dead Christmas Lights

Every string of Christmas lights tends to have a few dead bulbs in it when you pull it out of the closet. Instead of sending them on their merry way to the landfill, you can reuse those dead bulbs to

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Atelier 37.2′s Sloping House Appears to Explode On An Extinct Volcano in France

Atelier 37.2′s Sloping House Appears to Explode On An Extinct Volcano in France

Atelier 37.2 is a micro-architecture studio formed by Italian architect Francesa Bonesio and Art Director and Philosopher French Nicolas Guiraud. Their work is centered on the relational and narrative

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Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

The Taste Tree is a unique Christmas tree made up of upcycled plates and cups sourced from local families. Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen of the creative firm MOOZ noticed they had odd plates and other

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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a

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Chartana’s Cubox Table is Built from Salvaged Crates and Rolled Up Newspaper

Chartana’s Cubox Table is Built from Salvaged Crates and Rolled Up Newspaper

Designed by Chartana, the Cubox table is a distinctive piece of upcycled furniture. The main structure of the Cubox is crafted from wood salvaged from fruit crates, while the 4 sides are formed from

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Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

Shell.ter is a Funky Pergola Tunnel Made From 84 Ordinary Plastic Chairs in Portugal

Instead of inviting people to come to the park and sit on plastic chairs, Shell.ter encourages a whole new association - a funky pergola tunnel that is tall enough to play under. Visitors can lean against

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DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

DIY Gift Wrap and Tags Made From Chip Bags, Clothes and Other Recycled Items

If you love wrapping and opening wrapped gifts but hate the resulting pile of wasted paper, then you might want to check out this awesome DIY post. We have compiled a list of clever ways to recycle the

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10 Green Christmas Tree Alternatives to Make Your Holiday Shine

10 Green Christmas Tree Alternatives to Make Your Holiday Shine

Superstar Tree - $449.99 at Modernica Studio Candle Christmas Tree - Contact the artist for pricing Cardboard Alpine Tree - $24.99 at Cardboard Safari Cardboard Christmas Tree - $19.99 at The Cardboard

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The Eames House Sparked New Thinking in Modern Living

The Eames House Sparked New Thinking in Modern Living

The innovative design of the Eames home and studio began in 1945 when Arts & Architecture magazine launched the ambitious Case Study House Program, commissioning progressive-thinking architects of the

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BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD began its design by first recognizing the competition organizers’ wish to involve the surrounding buildings as much as possible. The design team enlarged a typical neighboring apartment floorplan

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Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

The modern Unit B4 was designed to house Goodman’s South Sydney team and to also operate as a showroom to exhibit work to clients visiting the office. The space has a long common desk with a sculptural

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WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

With installations that range from small to large, WE MAKE CARPETS have demonstrated that no material is too dull to turn into colorful works of art. Most recently they presented a carpet made of rows and

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MDC Interiors Creates Awesome LEGO Table With the Help of 3rd Grade Students

MDC Interiors Creates Awesome LEGO Table With the Help of 3rd Grade Students

MDC Interiors was invited to work with The Museum School of Avondale Estates for an art auction to raise money for the school - and they teamed up with a group of talented third graders to assemble this

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Villa Solaire: A Gorgeous 19th Century Alpine Farmhouse Restored with Hand-Carved Wooden Cladding

Villa Solaire: A Gorgeous 19th Century Alpine Farmhouse Restored with Hand-Carved Wooden Cladding

Using the same traditional technique used to aerate hay, JFK and FUGA have left gaps between the spruce cladding to bring in natural light. This combined with cut outs on all sides of the building ensures

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