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Sep Verboom Transforms Discarded Fans into Lamp Shades

Sep Verboom Transforms Discarded Fans into Lamp Shades

A fan isn't a particularly useful object once it stops working, but Belgian product designer Sep Verboom came up with a clever way to reuse old fans, upcycling them into attractive lamps. Verboom

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Terracyle Turns Electronic Waste Into Stylish Clipboards

Terracyle Turns Electronic Waste Into Stylish Clipboards

If you've ever tried to recycle a used computer, you know how tough it can be to find someone to take your old electronics. Many people don't even realize that recycling is an option -- as a result,

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Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

Mitchell Joachim Wants to 3D Print Cities Using ‘Smart Trash’ From the World’s Overflowing Landfills

The world's landfills are literally overflowing. According to 2008 figures (and we've added a few people since then), America alone produces a whopping 1.35 billion pounds of garbage every day - and

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Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer Achille Castiglioni’s

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The ‘Altoids Sours’ BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

The ‘Altoids Sours’ BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

Talk about upcycling -- this tiny barbeque grill is made from a single Altoids Sours tin, two salvaged computer fan guards and a handful of nuts and screws, and it's big enough to handle a wiener or a

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Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

Nadia Belalia Unveils Colorful New Lamps Made From Repurposed Colanders

So far we’ve seen many examples of kitchen utensils being repurposed into customized, low-tech and eco-friendly objects - but these gorgeous colander light shades by New York-based designer Nadia

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Reclamation Etchworks Creates Modern Spirit Decanters From Recycled Glass Bottles

Reclamation Etchworks Creates Modern Spirit Decanters From Recycled Glass Bottles

Reclamation Etchworks creates modern day spirit decanters for your home bar by upcycling bottles collected in local San Francisco restaurants. With the help of an entire community of bartenders they were

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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses

Canadian designer Tat Chao gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create

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Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled

Protea Debuts a Fetching New Wine Bottle that’s Designed to Be Upcycled

It's Friday, which means many of us are just counting the minutes until happy hour. After enjoying a bottle of wine, it's always a bit sad to dump the bottle in the recycling bin. Although there are

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Lucirmas Launches ‘Handy’ Line of Recycled Glass and Cork Office Accessories

Lucirmas Launches ‘Handy’ Line of Recycled Glass and Cork Office Accessories

Handy is a new line of sustainably crafted office accessories by Barcelona-based design studio Lucirmas. The versatile, modular desk set is made from recycled glass and cork. It comprises a pencil and

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Uritonnoir: Straw Bale Urinal Turns Festival Goers’ Pee into Compost

Uritonnoir: Straw Bale Urinal Turns Festival Goers’ Pee into Compost

Festivals and beer go hand in hand - and the wait in line for the nearest port-o-potty is usually a long one. To address the issue, French design firm Faltazi has created the Uritonnoir - a straw

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Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

Eco-Luxe Treehouses at Ngong House Provide an Epic “Out of Africa” Experience

While rustic on the outside, each of the tree houses is adorned with luxury furnishings - mostly made with natural materials - for optimum comfort. Naturally lit and ventilated thanks to wide openings,

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Trash Cafe: Newcastle Students Unveil Pop-Up Coffee Shop Made from Recycled Cardboard

Trash Cafe: Newcastle Students Unveil Pop-Up Coffee Shop Made from Recycled Cardboard

The waste material was collected by 18 postgraduate students who worked with engineers to design the basic elements of the café. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Traditional Crafts Merge with Contemporary Design at the Triennale Design Museum During the Milan Furniture Fair

Rong in Chinese means melting and fusion. This notion is at the core of the ‘Handmade in Hangzhou’ exhibition. 13 designers have deconstructed the traditional crafts of Hangzhou and applied those in

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The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs from Salone Satellite at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Maija Puoskari of Finland caught our eye with Terho and Tatti. Inspired by acorns, these ethereal LED lamps create a dream-like glow. The lamps are available as suspended pendants or table lamps, and are

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Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013

Designers Experiment with Green Materials and Methods at Fabbrica del Vapore During Milan Design Week 2013

Good vibes at the Fabbrica del Vapore, a creative hotspot, that seemed to be fully dedicated to green design this week. Tommaso Mancini presented the Ortobrick, a clay soil brick containing seeds

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We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

Palermo-based designer Alfred von Escher of Studio247 reclaims old scaffolding and wood stock and recycles every single piece to create Leftover. Using nothing but the dismantled crates, the simple design

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Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Droog Design Celebrates Its 20th Birthday at the Milan Furniture Fair

Take a look at “Screenings” as you wander, with news of material scarcity around the world, and a look into new urban luxuries inspired by an investigation of Canada’s North. “Upstairs”

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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores

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Jeffrey Allen Price Upcycles Old Sponges Into Soft Geographical Maps

Jeffrey Allen Price Upcycles Old Sponges Into Soft Geographical Maps

Every good artist needs a medium through which to absorb the world around them and wring out their ideas and emotions. Jeffrey Allen Price uses soft, springy sponges to create colorful large-scale

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Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen Fashions Stunning Furniture With Salvaged Onyx

Stephen Shaheen creates intriguing designs from discarded remnants of onyx left over from industrial stone fabrication. No stranger to upcycling, Shaheen uses these upcycled materials to create

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Bicycled Bikes are Upcycled from Salvaged Car Parts

Bicycled Bikes are Upcycled from Salvaged Car Parts

Although the line has yet to complete, Lola Madrid has a great video which shows just how they transform each car part into a new element of the bicycles. Salvaged from junkyards, the bikes can be made

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Milwaukee Modern Transforms a ’75 Lincoln Continental Car Hood Into a Portrait of Abe Lincoln

Milwaukee Modern Transforms a ’75 Lincoln Continental Car Hood Into a Portrait of Abe Lincoln

Milwaukee Modern turns the discarded and unloved into beautiful art for the home or office. Above they transformed the hood of a 1975 Lincoln Continental by grinding a rusted image of Abraham Lincoln

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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BNKR Arquitectura Builds an Entire Pavilion from 5,000 Recycled Coca-Cola Crates

BNKR Arquitectura Builds an Entire Pavilion from 5,000 Recycled Coca-Cola Crates

BNKR Arquitectura is a Mexico City-based architecture and design firm that was founded by Esteban Suarez in 2005 and is constantly pushing the boundaries of green design. In order to make the Upcycling

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BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

The Split House is a fantastic new renovation located in Melbourne, Australia, completed by architects BiLD. Taking a typical inter-war period house as a starting point, BiLD replaced various elements of

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Earlier this month at Designtide Tokyo, local studio Nendo debuted Bottleware: a collection of beautifully crafted dishware that gives new life to recycled glass Coca-Cola bottles. The green-tinted

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Bicycle Taxidermy: Honor Your Beloved Bike by Mounting it on the Wall

Bicycle Taxidermy: Honor Your Beloved Bike by Mounting it on the Wall

Looking for a way to commemorate your old bike? While attending the Royal College of Art, designer Regan Appleton, started Bicycle Taxidermy to memorialize his father's overridden mountain and road

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Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

When something as devastating as a hurricane impacts your life, it can shatter your outlook on the world. Inspired by the broken glass surrounding his home after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, New York artist

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