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Woven Recycled Denim Cot is a Modern Take on the Charpai

Woven Recycled Denim Cot is a Modern Take on the Charpai

Too many guests crashing at your pad, but too few couches? Here's a Recycled Denim Challenge finalist that offers a brilliant solution. Designed by Siddharth Hirwani, this comfy cot is a modern take on

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Laptop Bag Handwoven From Recycled Denim

Laptop Bag Handwoven From Recycled Denim

There's nothing attractive about a bulky, black laptop bag, so we were seriously wowed by this gorgeous handwoven recycled denim laptop satchel. An amazing entry in Ecouterre's Recycled Denim Challenge,

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Adorable Doggie Vest Made From Recycled Denim

Adorable Doggie Vest Made From Recycled Denim

Here's one of our favorite finalists in the Recycled Denim Challenge -- made especially for pups! Designed by Compai’s Justina Blakeney, this simple biker chic doggie vest has been crafted from an old

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DIY: Beautiful Woven Rug Made From Recycled Jeans

DIY: Beautiful Woven Rug Made From Recycled Jeans

Our Recycled Denim Challenge has given way to some beautiful designs. Handmade by Terry Dewal, this incredible woven rug gives new meaning to the term “from rags to riches.” Taking his old,

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8 Recycled Denim Designs for the Home!

8 Recycled Denim Designs for the Home!

Recycled Denim Coasters and Table Setting Mat Heidi Clark believes there are no creative limitations when it comes to recycling old denim. Channeling a cool country-western aesthetic, Heidi created a set

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LAST DAY to Enter the Recycled Denim Challenge!

LAST DAY to Enter the Recycled Denim Challenge!

Hey crafters - don't miss your chance to show of your stuff and win a $200 Gap shopping spree! If you haven't already submitted your entry in the Recycled Denim Challenge, the awesome design

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Deadline for the Recycled Denim Challenge EXTENDED to 10/24!

Deadline for the Recycled Denim Challenge EXTENDED to 10/24!

Don't miss your chance to win $200 and show your design to the world! DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, 10/24 You may have already submitted your entry in the Recycled Denim Challenge, the

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Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win $200 to the Gap!

Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win $200 to the Gap!

If you’re into turning worn-out things into hot new wearable creations, then we’ve got a challenge for you! Our eco fashion design site Ecouterre and GAP 1969 Stream have teamed up to find the most

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Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win $200 at Gap!

Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win $200 at Gap!

ARE YOU A DIY DENIM JEANIUS? If you've got a knack for turning tired old denim into haute new creations - we want to hear from you! Our eco fashion design site Ecouterre and GAP 1969 Stream have teamed

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Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win a $200 Gap Gift Card!

Enter The Recycled Denim Challenge to Win a $200 Gap Gift Card!

CALLING ALL ECO DESIGNERS AND CRAFTY DENIM DIY-ERS! Have you reincarnated a favorite pair of old jeans into a heavenly new creation? Well, our eco fashion design site Ecouterre and GAP 1969 Stream are

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Build A Better Burb Winner “Upcycles” Long Island Suburbs

Build A Better Burb Winner “Upcycles” Long Island Suburbs

The goal of the Build A Better Burb competition was to address several challenges facing the vast suburbs of Long Island. The competition sought to specifically address ways to build more affordable

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Go-Kart Powered by 6 Circular Saws Slices Through UK Derby

Go-Kart Powered by 6 Circular Saws Slices Through UK Derby

Just how powerful is your circular saw? Well, put six of them together and they can propel a go-kart and rider at more than 40 miles an hour. This important discovery was made this weekend at the UK's

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GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf and will

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Glowing Mobile Bars Are an Upcycled Roving Party!

Glowing Mobile Bars Are an Upcycled Roving Party!

Designers Denis Oudendijk, Jan Körbes, Paolo de Guidi and Nancy/Artyjane (with technical support by Attilio Del Pico) were asked to draw people to an unused bike lane on a bridge in Terni as the city

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DIY Altoids Mini BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

DIY Altoids Mini BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

Happy Labor Day! As households across the states prepare to fire up the BBQ today, why not give your grilling a smaller footprint this year with this awesome mini grill made from a tin of Altoids! This

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Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art

Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art

Lottery tickets can make or break dreams, but they can also be transformed into beautiful objects in their own right. Ghost of a Dream, a team of two Rhode Island School of Design Graduates, has created

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Upcycled Wood Flooring Gets Character from Old Wine Barrels

Upcycled Wood Flooring Gets Character from Old Wine Barrels

It's not unreasonable to think of this as upcycling, since the flooring is a higher-value product with a longer useful life. Oak is a desirable flooring material and is also preferred by vintners for the

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Versatile Green Lighting Made From Sandblasted Glass Jars

Versatile Green Lighting Made From Sandblasted Glass Jars

We love seeing fresh ideas for lighting solutions made from recycled materials, and UK designer James Shaw's Jar Lamps are a great example of simple yet innovative recycling. To create these lights Shaw

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LEGO Headphones Bring New Life to Old Toys

LEGO Headphones Bring New Life to Old Toys

Still have a tub full of building bricks sitting around after your last life-size LEGO project? Why not transform them into a pair of block-rocking LEGO headphones, as per these directions from

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Architect Creates Geodesic Building Toys from Recycled Trash!

Architect Creates Geodesic Building Toys from Recycled Trash!

If you're into structures and architecture like we are, playing with K'nex or Tinker Toys as a child may have had something to do with it. Now one enterprising architect/grandfather, Ron Aarons AIA, is

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Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition: Get Your Entries In!

Inhabitat’s Spring Greening DIY Design Competition: Get Your Entries In!

ATTENTION GREEN DESIGNERS AND DIY EXPERTS! Want to put your DIY and upcycling skills to the ultimate test? Enter our second annual Spring Greening DIY Design Competition and go head to head with other

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African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

No matter how cool you think your childhood science projects were, Sam Todo, a student from the Togolese Republic in Africa, has probably one-upped you with his humanoid robot made almost completely out

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EcoNation and TerraCycle Transform Snack Bags into Upcycled Gadgets

EcoNation and TerraCycle Transform Snack Bags into Upcycled Gadgets

TerraCycle has been rocking the upcycling world for a while now by collecting trash from their consumers to make colorful accessories from packaging. Now they've teamed up with EcoNation to make a chicer

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READER TIP: Birdhouses Upcycled from Discarded Shipping Pallets

READER TIP: Birdhouses Upcycled from Discarded Shipping Pallets

Olson Lewis Dioli & Doktor Architects recently shared their appreciation of upcycling with youngsters at the Brookwood School Sustainability Fair by teaching them how to turn trash into treasure. The

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Recycling Zychal: Hoods and Doggie Coats Made from Broken Umbrellas

Recycling Zychal: Hoods and Doggie Coats Made from Broken Umbrellas

The next time your umbrella turns inside out beyond repair, think about mailing it to Taryn Zychal and giving it a second life. Recycling Zychal upcycles rescued umbrellas into hoods, umbrella dog rain

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MIT Team Makes Wireless Network in Afghanistan Out of Garbage Bits

MIT Team Makes Wireless Network in Afghanistan Out of Garbage Bits

At Inhabitat, we've seen a ton of cool things made of garbage, but never a whole wireless network - until now, that is. That's right, members of MIT's Bits and Atoms lab taught locals in Jalalabad,

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GREENER GADGETS LIVEBLOG: Inhabitat Reports Live From Greener Gadgets!

GREENER GADGETS LIVEBLOG: Inhabitat Reports Live From Greener Gadgets!

The 3rd annual Greener Gadgets Conference came to New York City yesterday to examine how we can make our gadgets and consumer electronics cleaner and greener. This annual conference is always chock full

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: Eco-Fashion Highlights from The Green Shows

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: Eco-Fashion Highlights from The Green Shows

ATTENTION ALL ECO-FASHION FANATICS! Regardless of whether or not you're as gung-ho eco-fashion as we are, it's incredibly interesting to see the evolution of sustainable fashion from casual wear towards

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ECO ART: Vintage Needlework Upcycled as Trophy Art

ECO ART: Vintage Needlework Upcycled as Trophy Art

Saddened by the sight of abandoned needlework, a family of designers at Frederique Morrel have made upcycling tapestry their main passion. From old piles of handmade drapes, to forgotten pillows,

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Upward Bound: LA Designers Create Happy Spaces for Homeless Families

Upward Bound: LA Designers Create Happy Spaces for Homeless Families

A crowd that included actor/activist Don Cheadle gathered last week to celebrate the completion of the Upward Bound House Family Shelter in Culver City, Los Angeles, what is undeniably one of the

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