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We Make Carpets creates mesmerizing tapestries from pasta, sponges, and little army men

We Make Carpets creates mesmerizing tapestries from pasta, sponges, and little army men

We Make Carpets creates temporary 2D installations from everyday materials and objects. The three Dutch designers Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg made their first one in 2009.

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Washington State Rep wants to turn old aircraft carriers into a massive floating bridge

Washington State Rep wants to turn old aircraft carriers into a massive floating bridge

First-term Republican Congressman Jesse Young, who represents the 26th District in the Washington State Senate is attracting significant attention for an unusual detail in his proposed transportation

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Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

Industrial meets modern through reclaimed materials in Serbia’s Old Mill Belgrade Hotel

The historic “Old Mill” building in Old Beograd, Serbia, has undergone a breathtaking transformation into a 4 Star hotel, conference center, and spa. GRAFT Architects have introduced alluring curves

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12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design Week

12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design Week

Enessere  Hercules ENESSERE Hercules Wind Generator is a vertical axis wind turbine that converts kinetic wind power into clean electricity. Titanium, wood, carbon fiber, and marine-grade stainless

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PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

This past weekend, the Philadelphia Zoo opened a new art exhibition that celebrates larger than life installations made entirely from recycled materials. Second Nature: Junk Rethunk features the work of

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Reclaimed wood artwork beautifies downtown Johannesburg

Reclaimed wood artwork beautifies downtown Johannesburg

Artist r1 beautified Johannesburg’s urban fabric yet again with his recently completed reclaimed wood art installation. Commissioned by the owners of the new Betty Fox grocery store in the Maboneng

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Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

One solution to the dilemma of needing more space in one’s home, yet only having a small lot on which to build, is to build up. And that is what designer Raimondo Guidacci chose to do with a small home

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This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

This gorgeous bamboo (f)route POD is perfect for your next glamping getaway

Designed by bamboo architecture specialists Giant Grass, the (f)route POD is a large, portable structure constructed from laminated woven bamboo strips for form an elegant, nature-inspired structure.

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Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia offers free repairs on nationwide “Worn Wear” mobile tour

Patagonia, makers of outdoor and technical clothing with an eco-friendly heart, is making it easier than ever for consumers to get more life out of their gear. Much of Patagonia's clothing has long been

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Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

Architects of Marmol Radziner renovated the 9 Dots Community Learning Center in Los Angeles to create more transparency and openness and include sustainable design elements such as reused material,

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10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

10 Awesome Ways to Use Old Books to Spruce Up Your Home Decor

Photo via Hometalker Knick of Time Smart Coat Rack Put those unread words to good use by creating a colorful book coat rack that any bibliophile would admire. Just imagine the effect this functional

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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving those cans and

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Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

This Willow, Alaska house is known as the Dr. Seuss house, for obvious reasons. Looking at the top, for example, one can see why it's considered to be one of the great architectural feats of

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This guy built his own tiny home for less than $500 using salvaged materials

This guy built his own tiny home for less than $500 using salvaged materials

Everywhere you look these days, some high-end designer is coming up with a pricey way to put all kinds of luxury options into the tiniest of spaces. Some tiny homes available on the market cost more than

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Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures

Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures

Artist Richterová didn’t have an environmental agenda when she first started making sculpture from plastic bottles. She started experimenting with the bottles in 2004 after she discovered they could be

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Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

Sprawling Dallas home is built from 14 shipping containers

The sprawling, 3,700-square-foot home is open concept, with different living spaces delineated by frames. On the 1,000-square-foot ground floor, dark, polished concrete floors juxtapose gorgeously

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The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

For most of us, it might be difficult to figure out what there is to see in a can of Spam. However, what there is to see through a can of Spam is an entirely different story. F295 user 'underbyte' has

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Cargotecture transforms a San Francisco parking lot into a lively village

Cargotecture transforms a San Francisco parking lot into a lively village

A drab asphalt-covered pier in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood is playing host to a pop-up village comprised of shipping containers, portable planters, curbside seating, and food trucks. The

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DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

DIY: How to create a vertical garden with upcycled wood pallets

If you were wondering how to turn your balcony or a small back yard into a green oasis, look no further: a pallet garden is an ideal solution that gives you the chance to plant a whole bunch of flowers

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This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

When it comes to architectural style, most rentals are bland, cold , and lifeless. Are you a renter or a home owner who dreams about a beautiful outdoor room that is so different from what you have? Are

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Community-designed eco-lodge saves wildlife in Cambodia

Community-designed eco-lodge saves wildlife in Cambodia

Saving wildlife through building community led eco-lodges in Cambodia: Building Trust international are pleased to announce a new sustainable design prototype for an eco-lodge that will assist local

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Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE pavilion last week. The series of casegoods transform sheet metal from old cars found

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‘Raven Loft’ is a small, sustainable treehouse home in BC, Canada

‘Raven Loft’ is a small, sustainable treehouse home in BC, Canada

The story of Raven loft started with the idea to live simply, sustainably, and low-cost. Geoff de Ruiter, owner of Raven Loft, bought a half acre forested plot of land for $35,000 through a court ordered

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Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Spöth starts with two-and-a-half-meter-long scrap pieces of plywood and cuts them into the millimeter-thin slices used in the lampshades. The thin, individually cut Multiplex slices are then assembled in

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From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

The Transformers empire is big in China, so the recycled larger-than-life models are drawing quite a bit of attention there. Yu Zhilin of Zhangmu saw the exploding success of the films as a promising

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Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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Nymph’s Workshop makes unique, handcrafted lamps out of coconut shells

Nymph’s Workshop makes unique, handcrafted lamps out of coconut shells

Artist from Lithuania creates lamps out of coconuts that not only looks like a piece of jewelry but also shines amazing light art. Nymphs lamps are handcrafted out of coconut shell by drilling thousand

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The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

We've seen cardboard bikes, surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture, but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill. And

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DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

If you fancy getting your hands into some DIY projects this summer, the best way to start is take note from the DIY masters at ReadyMade (rest in peace). An idea straight from Andrew Wagner, the former

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Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Plastic products labeled as biodegradable may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal, Environmental Science & Technology,

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