Recycled Materials

Sill-to-Sill is a Recycled Material Gift Shop at Hackney City Farm

Sill-to-Sill is a Recycled Material Gift Shop at Hackney City Farm

Last year, Hackney City Farm held a design competition open to architects, designers and students for the design of a new shop and info center. The Farm requested that the shop use recycled materials and

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Iconic Design Makes Unique Office Chairs from Reclaimed Lambretta Scooter Parts

Iconic Design Makes Unique Office Chairs from Reclaimed Lambretta Scooter Parts

Iconic Design has created a series of unique handcrafted office chairs from pieces of Italian Lambretta motor scooters. Jim Plester, the designer of the chairs, used traditional scooter spares; this

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Matt Gagnon’s Knit Fort Built with Reclaimed Wood Makes a Perfect Hideaway Cocoon

Matt Gagnon’s Knit Fort Built with Reclaimed Wood Makes a Perfect Hideaway Cocoon

Whether it's used as a relaxing time out space in a bustling office, a child's playroom, a chill out zone in the back yard or an exterior shade cabana in an exotic location, Gagnon's Knit Fort is one very

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Upcycle House: Lendager Arkitekter Unveils Incredible House Made Entirely From Recycled Materials

Upcycle House: Lendager Arkitekter Unveils Incredible House Made Entirely From Recycled Materials

The Upcycle House's building materials come from a vast variety of sources. The load bearing base of the home is made out of two prefabricated shipping containers that are insulated on the outside, which

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Vermont Woods Studio’s Beautiful Reclaimed Bench Takes Inspiration from Bridges

Vermont Woods Studio’s Beautiful Reclaimed Bench Takes Inspiration from Bridges

The Wood and Steel Bridges bench is a green furniture lover's dream design. Handcrafted in Vermont, this industrial-style piece is made of reclaimed wood and custom metal legs, bringing together an

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This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

Images © Graham King “The shopping cart tree symbolizes both generosity and abundance, as well as acknowledging those less fortunate where their whole world may be housed in a cart. We see shopping

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Agüevo Cork Egg Cup Keeps Soft-Boiled Eggs Warm

Agüevo Cork Egg Cup Keeps Soft-Boiled Eggs Warm

Agüevo is a new modern egg cup made from natural cork! Designed by IN-TENTA, these water-repellent, lightweight anti-slip egg cups protect soft-boiled eggs and keep them warm thanks to the great

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DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

It's likely that we all had a snow globe or seven when we were kids, and we took great glee in shaking them up to see the little flakes dance around every time we shook them. It's easy to make your own

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DIY: How To Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath in 5 Easy Steps

DIY: How To Make a Beautiful Holiday Wreath in 5 Easy Steps

To create your holiday wreath you will need: - Fabric shears. These will cut through fabric more easily than standard scissors. - A collection of small pieces of fabric swatches. We used table cloths,

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School of Tyres is a Temporary Handbuilt School in the West Bank

School of Tyres is a Temporary Handbuilt School in the West Bank

Built for the Vento di Terra o.n.g. and the Jerusalem Beduin Cooperative Commitee, the School of Tyres is a practical solution to provide an education for the children of the Al Khan Al Ahmar Bedouin

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6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

6 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

Image via mah_japan/Flickr Fabric Gift Wrap Fabric is the perfect reuseable material for wrapping presents because it comes in lots of colors and patterns just like wrapping paper. In Japan, fabric

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Anastasiya Kovaleva Makes Delicate Art from Recycled Materials and Food Waste

Anastasiya Kovaleva Makes Delicate Art from Recycled Materials and Food Waste

Artist Anastasiya Kovaleva’s beautiful 'Black Garden' collage is made from a collection of recycled cardboard, paper egg cartons, eggshells, garlic peels, and paper. Kovaleva's work aims to show

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Ruben Thier Creates Wonderful Recycled Furniture from Plastic Factory Waste

Ruben Thier Creates Wonderful Recycled Furniture from Plastic Factory Waste

Dutch Ruben Thier's clever Organic Factory furniture is made from plastic waste leftover from factories' overproduction. To make these outdoors wonders he sneaks in between shifts creating the durable

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Charming Rewined Candles Are Made Out of Real Repurposed Wine Bottles

Charming Rewined Candles Are Made Out of Real Repurposed Wine Bottles

Rewined is based in Charleston, South Carolina, but the team gathers inspiration for its candles from as far away as Chile. For their newest scent, they recently visited Chile's Colchagua Valley to meet

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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the "necessity for the new" by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike parts sourced from local Los Angeles shops. Many of the

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SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

Care for a side of social justice with your lunch? Then head on over to Snow Day, a new maple syrup-themed food truck that also provides jobs to formerly incarcerated youngsters, giving them a new lease

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Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Students Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while taking the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course (CEAAD), a joint

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Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled

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Marcela Godoy Turns E-Waste Into Unique and Beautiful Necklaces

Marcela Godoy Turns E-Waste Into Unique and Beautiful Necklaces

Inspired by everyday electronic devices and the speed with which they are discarded nowadays, Marcela Godoy's Elle | E-Waste jewelry collection rescues electronic waste, transforming it into an ornament

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Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Architect Builds Tiny 196 Square-Foot Dream House From Scratch

Dissatisfied by the lack of construction training at school, Miller seized upon the DIY design/build dream as both an educational and cash-saving opportunity. It wasn't until she began researching,

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Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison, a non-profit organization from Wisconsin, has built a tiny house for the homeless using recycled and repurposed materials. The 96 square foot home was built in only two months for about

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Ales Javurek Wins First Place in Shipping Container Vacation House Competition

Ales Javurek Wins First Place in Shipping Container Vacation House Competition

Ales Javurek beat out 300 entries to take home first prize thanks to his stellar contemporary and sustainable design made out of steel shipping containers and wood panels. The home's ability to blend in

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Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Who would have thought that snail poo could be turned into a new, colorful and flexible material? This exciting new idea was conceived by Dutch designer Lieske Schreuder, who adopted hundreds of snails

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Infographic: How Vehicles are Recycled When They Go to the Scrapyard

Infographic: How Vehicles are Recycled When They Go to the Scrapyard

Millions of people across the states drive a car to work every day - but did you ever stop to consider what happens to vehicles at the end of their lifecycles? Most wind up in salvage yards, where an

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MODU’s Outdoor Room Pavilion Doubles as a Barometer for Beijing’s Air Pollution

MODU’s Outdoor Room Pavilion Doubles as a Barometer for Beijing’s Air Pollution

Constructed of glossy translucent fabric panels, the 5,000 square-foot Outdoor Room captures the change of light and color as polluted air settles on the city. On a clear, sunny day, the bone-white

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Henry Baumann Creates Incredible Sculptural Furniture From Construction Site Waste

Henry Baumann Creates Incredible Sculptural Furniture From Construction Site Waste

Designer Henry Baumann has created an incredible series of sculptural lamps and chairs by recycling big wooden cable drums often found on building sites. He discovered that these drums were simply too big

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Eduoard Martinet Upcycles Junk into Delicate Insect Sculptures

Eduoard Martinet Upcycles Junk into Delicate Insect Sculptures

Martinet’s junk sculptures are unique in their beautiful craftsmanship. Despite being made from clunky elements like used bike chains, typewriter heads and drawer handles, each sculpture appears to be

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Studio Gang’s Mega Efficient NRDC Office Retrofit Achieves LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification

Studio Gang’s Mega Efficient NRDC Office Retrofit Achieves LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification

Located in the Civic Opera House building, the open floorplan was key to the design because it allowed for a minimal amount of building materials and maixmum energy efficiency. An open layout office

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Fireclay Tile Turns Old CRT TVs & Monitors into Stunning Recycled Glass Tiles

Fireclay Tile Turns Old CRT TVs & Monitors into Stunning Recycled Glass Tiles

Not too long ago your TV and computer monitor used CRT technology to project moving images. This glass is extremely thick and shatter-resistant, which makes it durable - but it also makes it hard to

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Julie Peppito Creates Colorful “Connected” Art from Recycled Materials

Julie Peppito Creates Colorful “Connected” Art from Recycled Materials

Julie Peppito's "Connected" art exhibit consists of sculptures and drawings comprised of intricately drawn on, stitched, and smashed together debris. Her eclectic pieces make metaphorical connections

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