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Artist ‘My Dog Sighs’ Upcycles Cans into Street Art That People Can Take Home

Artist ‘My Dog Sighs’ Upcycles Cans into Street Art That People Can Take Home

My Dog Sighs begins by upcycling the can into a usable painting surface, crushing the metal so that the can’s bottom is flattened out. The flat base then dictates the shape of the delicate faces he

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Case of Bass Turns Vintage Suitcases Into Travel-Themed Boomboxes

Case of Bass Turns Vintage Suitcases Into Travel-Themed Boomboxes

Case of Bass works with local Portland businesses, artists and craftsmen that contribute to the extraordinary good quality and design of their pieces. Each portable stereo is unique and completely made

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MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

Recycling expired credit cards, gift cards and membership cards can be difficult because they’re made from PVC; you can’t just toss them into your recycling bin. Instead of hoarding them, turn them

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HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

Mr. Heineken’s idea came after a visit to the Caribbean where he saw two problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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Ithaca Turns Dog Poo Into Compost

Ithaca Turns Dog Poo Into Compost

Dog litter bin photo from Shutterstock In the U.S., approximately 78 million dogs leave behind 10.6 million tons of dog waste each year. Three years ago a park in Ithaca, NY launched a plan to lessen

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Stockpile Designs’ Jake Wright Upcycles Decommissioned Military Ammo Into Home Decor

Stockpile Designs’ Jake Wright Upcycles Decommissioned Military Ammo Into Home Decor

Make your living room the bomb with Stockpile Design’s upcycled furniture and lamps made from decommissioned missiles and ammo. Designed by ex-military brat Jake Wright, the furniture and housewares

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Travis Pond Crafts Elaborate Larger Than Life Beasts from Scrap Motorcycles

Travis Pond Crafts Elaborate Larger Than Life Beasts from Scrap Motorcycles

Travis Pond's 14-foot long Dragon is a cacophony of twisted exhaust pipes and metal rods, all assembled into an intricately detailed beast, with smooth lines and a sleek reptilian tail punctuated by the

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CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

CORA iPhone App Turns Trash Into Treasure by Connecting Community Recyclers

A new smartphone app made by the folks at CORA may soon be available to eco-savvy individuals and businesses who are looking to make use of, or donate, old materials in lieu of sending them off to the

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6 Awesome Upcycled Shipping Pallet Creations You Can Make Yourself

6 Awesome Upcycled Shipping Pallet Creations You Can Make Yourself

Vibrant Folding Chairs From Upcycled Shipping Pallets These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios are each made from a single shipping pallet. The only treatment these chairs get

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Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

As more and more people move to thin laptops and sleek tablets, clunky old computer parts are quickly becoming relics of the past. We've seen artists find endless inspiration in these pieces, crafting

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Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage Upcycle Water Bottles Into a Christmas Tree

Surfers Against Sewage have staged a sculptural protest against beach littering by upcycling Mountain Dew bottles into this awesome Christmas tree. The team took 55 bottles found strewn along the beach to

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Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Community gardens are already very popular in Berlin, but a group of agro-entrepreneurs is planning to take urban farming to the next level in the German capital. A team of three Berliners is planning to

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Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Seo Young Deok’s Larger-Than-Life Nude Sculptures Are Upcycled From Thousands of Bike Chains

Deok is particularly interested to portray the modern human's plight in the context of industrialization. His larger-than-life nude sculptures, painstakingly welded out of used chains, portray sometimes

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South African Artist Roché Van Den Berg Upcycles Tires Into Lights, Furniture, and Even Lifesized Trees

South African Artist Roché Van Den Berg Upcycles Tires Into Lights, Furniture, and Even Lifesized Trees

In South Africa alone, 11 million used tires languish underneath the sun every year. So Roché, who is part of a new generation of local designers interested in using sustainable materials for art and

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Martine Camillieri Makes Toy Cars from Recycled Bottles!

Martine Camillieri Makes Toy Cars from Recycled Bottles!

Got an empty bottle of laundry detergent kicking around? When artist Martine Camillieri looks at it, he sees an ice cream truck. A bottle of motor oil? That looks sort of like a sports car. Camillieri

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Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautiful Birdhouses

Brian Carlisle Upcycles Old Junk and Scrap Metal Into Beautiful Birdhouses

  Carlisle spends his spare time digging through flea markets, thrift shops, and antique stores, or sifting through items given to him by family and friends for his materials. Items used in his

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Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

Incredible Pendant Lamp Made From 270 Playing Cards

This year we have seen many examples of household objects turned into spectacular lamps, but we have added appreciation for the calculations needed to making this perfect math puzzle. From an artistic

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Re-worked Brews Up Furniture from Recycled Coffee Grounds

Re-worked Brews Up Furniture from Recycled Coffee Grounds

To most folks, used coffee grounds aren't particularly useful -- but a couple of British designers figured out a way to turn those old grounds into new furniture. That's right, you can now you can rest

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PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

Produced by free hand steam bending of local Ash, 'Florence' table by University of Plymouth graduate Yvette Cox dances its way into sculptural design while being functional and unique at the same

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Ingenious Students Make a Machine That Turns Art School Waste into Pretty Pencils

Ingenious Students Make a Machine That Turns Art School Waste into Pretty Pencils

Art school can be an expensive place - aside from tuition and living expenses, the cost of materials can really take a toll on students’ wallets. Some bright students at the Royal College of Art decided

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MIT Fab Lab Helping Villagers Build DIY Wireless Internet Networks With Found Materials

MIT Fab Lab Helping Villagers Build DIY Wireless Internet Networks With Found Materials

Here's an incredible story about upcycling and human ingenuity to brighten your weekend: the MIT Fab Lab is teaching people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kenya how to make their own DIY wireless internet

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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong’s Daily Textile Waste

A 16-foot mountain of used garments towered over Hong Kong's Central Star Ferry Pier last week, as part of the 'Get Redressed' exhibit -- an awareness building campaign to promote recycling in response to

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Tal Gur Upcycles Old Newspapers Into the Daily Chair

Tal Gur Upcycles Old Newspapers Into the Daily Chair

The Daily Chair is an inspiring design from Israeli Tal Gur, which turns day-old newspapers into an upcycled, functional chair. Having made its debut at Milan Design Week, the futuristic-looking chair is

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You Can Hang Ten on Artist Rich Morrison’s Beer Can Surfboard

You Can Hang Ten on Artist Rich Morrison’s Beer Can Surfboard

The Beer Can Surfboard, by San Diego artist Rich Morrison is one of the coolest upcycling project we have seen in a while. A functional surfboard coated in an epoxy resin and containing 72 beer cans --

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Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

Enter the Methodology DIY Design Competition to Win a Year’s Supply of Method Cleaning Products!

This month Method and Dwell are teaming up to give one lucky designer a year's supply of Method cleaning products! They're challenging you to dazzle them with imaginative, innovative, and inspiring

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Artist Painstakingly Assembles Thousands of Puzzle Pieces into This Table

Artist Painstakingly Assembles Thousands of Puzzle Pieces into This Table

Nothing is worse than working on a puzzle for three days only to find a handful of pieces missing - but if you find them under the couch after years, you may not know what to do with them. Artist Rupert

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165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

165 Helianthus: Bao-Khang Luu’s Mesmerizing Pendant Lamp is Woven From Plastic Six Pack Rings

Like many of the other smart designs in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition, the 165 Helianthus Pendant Light is a recycled lamp inspired by forms from nature. Designed by Bao-Khang Luu, the lamp

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Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laundry Detergent Lids

Sometimes, the most innovative lighting fixtures don't come from the stable of perfectly finished, sleek task lights at design shows, but from the recycling heaps and hardware stores on the streets of

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Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

There's nothing ho hum about the Shoe Supply store in Antwerp. Located in a discreet portion of this Belgian city's retail district, the owner wanted a design concept that would get everybody talking. But

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