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Giant Portraits Made From Thousands of Repurposed Wine Corks by Scott Gundersen

Giant Portraits Made From Thousands of Repurposed Wine Corks by Scott Gundersen

The portraits start out as large photographs that Gundersen takes of his subjects. The photographs are then used as a reference, as he renders the faces into a large scale pencil portrait. After shading

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Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Perplexing “Yucca Crater” Will Be a Deep Desert Pool Using Repurposed Materials

Ball Nogues’ project, Talus Dome, is a carefully constructed “pile” of stainless steel spheres on the side of a freeway in Edmonton, Alberta. To create the shape, and elaborate mold was engineered

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Repurposed Olive Tin Transformed Into Cool ‘Kalmata Spotlight’

Repurposed Olive Tin Transformed Into Cool ‘Kalmata Spotlight’

This clever recycled Kalamata Spotlight is a directional floor-based lamp with an industrial edge. Created by Ori Ben-Zvi, the innovative design gives a 10-liter olive tin a second life by turning it into

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Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle Design’s series of Hangelier 1.2 lampshades is thoughtfully crafted from off-the-shelf plastic hangers and salvaged bike components. The surprisingly intricate hangers are arranged in a manner

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Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

Kraanspoor Office Building Hovers Above Repurposed Craneway in Amsterdam Harbor

The solid gantry stretches 885 feet across the shipyard. OTH utilized the elevated base as a foundation for Kraanspoor, having the building span its entire length. The office building “hovers”

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

Organelle Design’s Repurposed Hanger ‘Hangelier’ Lamps Shine at Model Citizens NY Design Week Show

We fell in love the creative recycled designs of Organelle Design's repurposed hanger chandeliers years ago, so we were thrilled to see one of their beautiful Hangelier lights on display at the Model

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Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Art of Board Shows Off Its Skate Decks Repurposed into Rad Wall Tiles at ICFF

Attention all skaters - how many of you have damaged your skateboards beyond repair after unsuccessfully trying to nail a rail or grab some air?  Before you go throwing your board into landfill, you may

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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Ring Made from Repurposed Welsh Gold

Even though the royal wedding has passed, there's still a lot of buzz going around over the ceremony and dress - but what about that eco-fabulous ring? Designed by Wartski, a Welsh family-run jewelry

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Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Artist Jose Agatep gathers glass containers of various shapes and transforms them into incredible terrariums filled with locally grown plants, wild mosses, small stones, soil, and wood chips collected

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Old Rail Engine Repurposed as Giant Trash Inhaling Machine

Old Rail Engine Repurposed as Giant Trash Inhaling Machine

This old rail engine was assigned to be scrap until Indian Rail engineers decided to use it to clean up the tracks instead. It's been fitted with a massive suction pipe that sucks up all of the garbage in

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LEED Gold Building Made From Repurposed Pickle Barrels

LEED Gold Building Made From Repurposed Pickle Barrels

Old pickle barrels have found new life in the University of Minnesota's Duluth Civil Engineering Building designed by Ross Barney Architects. From the project's onset, sustainable values and eco-friendly

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Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

If we're lucky, seed bombing could jump to a whole new level of awesomeness. A fleet of unused and decommissioned C-130 Hercules cargo planes, originally created to drop land mines, could be

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Beautiful Boxes Made from Repurposed Vintage Circuit Boards

Beautiful Boxes Made from Repurposed Vintage Circuit Boards

Photo: © Theo Kamecke The complicated connections exhibited in circuit boards definitely give way to a medium that’s perfect for futuristic creations. But there is one man out there who is more

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Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

Old Cigarette Vending Machines Repurposed to Dispense Books

German publishing company Hamburger Automatenverlag found a brilliant new use for old cigarette vending machines -- instead of icky cigarettes, the re-purposed "machines" carry a series of condensed

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Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Think the flyer boxes scattered across city sidewalks are uninspired? Check out these newsboxes transformed into eye-catching aquariums, terrariums, and even dishwashers by NY based The Street Is In The

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Wood Pallets Repurposed into Modular Furniture

Wood Pallets Repurposed into Modular Furniture

Swiss designer Sibylle Stoeckl has come up with a new way to repurpose old and discarded wood pallets. In a series called Le Cageot, Stoeckl takes standard crates and turns them into modular pieces which

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Wrecords by Monkey: Repurposed Vinyl Jewelry

Wrecords by Monkey: Repurposed Vinyl Jewelry

With a distinct urban and rock 'n roll feel, Brooklyn-based Wrecords by Monkey creates unique handmade accessories using reclaimed vinyl records. The company, made up of friends Patrick Chirico and Brian

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Kohler’s New Toilet Seat Makes Your Poop Smell Like…Avocados?

Kohler’s New Toilet Seat Makes Your Poop Smell Like…Avocados?

The designers at toilet empire Kohler want to make your poop smell like… avocados. In addition to an entire toilet system, Kohler has come up with a smart seat that can be bought piece meal to transform

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Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin's amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to

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Four Couples Establish the Llano River Tiny House Community in Texas

Four Couples Establish the Llano River Tiny House Community in Texas

Four families purchased an idyllic plot on the Llano river with a rough idea to build a house to share. Inspired by the tiny house movement, they chose instead to build individual cabins for each couple

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Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur

Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium’s Ventura Interieur

Bora Hong's Cosmetic Surgery Kingdom project draws parallels between the world of design and the plastic surgery phenomenon in South Korea. She performs "chair surgery" on old seats to forcibly make them

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Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfdplBNPiWs#t=135 During the last few holiday seasons you may have encountered some gifts made from recycled wine and beer bottles. We love this sort of thing on

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill. In the winter,

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Alex Chinneck Builds a Wax House in London Just to Watch it Melt

Alex Chinneck Builds a Wax House in London Just to Watch it Melt

More commonly referred to as the Melting House, Chinneck's latest work is actually a life-sized recreation of an old candle making factory. Using paraffin wax bricks, the artist recreated the two-story

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6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

You know that Halloween is just a few days away, right? Don't worry: it snuck up on us too, and now we're scrambling to decorate the house with a suitable number of scary items so we can celebrate in

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Re-vive: rENs Uses Bright Colors to Give Ugly Old Rugs a Second Life

Re-vive: rENs Uses Bright Colors to Give Ugly Old Rugs a Second Life

Many things are often thrown away just because they aren't "cool" anymore, but Dutch design duo rENs teamed up with global carpet company Desso to prove you can make outdated rugs stylish again with a

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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 2011 installation, Nunderwater Nort Lab at Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City, juxtaposed two seemingly unrelated activities - art and lunch. While not necessarily two subjects you think of

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Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

Coffin Shelves Pull Double Duty as Chic Design for Life AND Death

In certain cultures, it's customary for the dead to be buried with their possessions. For a change, how about being buried in your possessions instead? That's the twist that William Warren put on his

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Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Nonprofit Flussbad Berlin has proposed a remarkable brownfield rejuvenation project for the center of Berlin: transforming an underutilized canal into an enormous outdoor natural swimming pool for summer

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