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Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

Franco Recchia Creates Amazing Microchip Cities from Recycled Computer Parts

Getting a first-hand look at the guts of your computer usually means something's gone horribly wrong, but when Recchia cracks open an old computer, all he sees is potential beauty. A lifelong learner, no

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Daniel Edlen Upcycles Records Into Detailed Portraits of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest

Daniel Edlen Upcycles Records Into Detailed Portraits of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest

Although vinyl records have made a comeback, many creative types have been upcycling them into everything from jewelry to clocks. Rather than transforming the records into something new, Edlen builds upon

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Peter Geiger Upcycles License Plates Into Rockin’ Guitar Sculptures

Peter Geiger Upcycles License Plates Into Rockin’ Guitar Sculptures

Geiger tells me his guitar art appeals to the general public, young and old. But he finds that especially "Musicians love it because it's an art form that really represents their interests, whether it's a

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Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

There are two crunching numbers designs. The first is made with two disused G3 towers held in place with heavy duty coil suspension rings taken from small trucks or SUVs and topped with a smooth glass

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Ruth Allen Morphs Glass Bottles Into Beautiful New Glassware Called Sustainable Stubbies

Ruth Allen Morphs Glass Bottles Into Beautiful New Glassware Called Sustainable Stubbies

Millions of used bottles are discarded every year, but one Melbourne-based designer has found a way to make use of them. Sourcing bottles from local bars, restaurants, cafes and house parties,

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Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s Restaurant in Eindhoven is Filled with Beautiful Upcycled Designs

The Restaurant of Piet Hein Eek is filled with the designer's own pieces, including his signature recycled wood furniture finished with a high gloss varnish. All pieces are unique and made from waste

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7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and

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2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

2,000 IKEA Hangers Upcycled Into Dynamic Chromatic Screen Room Divider

Two Portuguese designers, tired of watching clothes hangers tossed aside after a brief life on the rack, decided to reclaim them as functional art. Diogo Agular and Teresa Otta of LIKEarchitects

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Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcycled Marine Rope

Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are

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8 Overarching Urban Systems That Make a City Sustainable

8 Overarching Urban Systems That Make a City Sustainable

1: Sustainable land use planning and urban form Keeping the city compact and fighting urban sprawl, as well as creating a distinct separation between urban and rural areas, are key to sustainable land

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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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