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Iluminata: Lamp Made Out of Yogurt Bottles

Iluminata: Lamp Made Out of Yogurt Bottles

 

Iluminata is a modern lamp made with yogurt bottles from a school dining hall. Designed by Basurata Chan, it’s made with simple tools: a stapler and …

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Gorgeous Garments Upcycled from Magnetic Video Tape

Gorgeous Garments Upcycled from Magnetic Video Tape

 

Kai Yeung Yau makes captivating garments by weaving video tape into textiles. The video tape was bought from a second-hand shop and then stitched on garments to visualize music with different pitches and frequencies by varying the heights and widths of the pleating. …

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National Geographic Magazine Shelf

National Geographic Magazine Shelf

 

This colorful shelf is made entirely from recycled National Geographic magazines. It was designed by Sean Miller, who was inspired by the stacks of old magazines cluttering his living room. First Sean coated the magazines with a a water/starch mixture and then he placed them under pressure for about a week …

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Tinker Toys Made from Trash

Tinker Toys Made from Trash

 

Architect and grandfather Ron Aarons makes these awesome tinker toy-inspired constructions from recycled tennis balls and water bottles! The water bottles are glued together at the bottom and the ends are attached to a tennis ball after bottle caps are securely attached with drywall mollys allowing for easy assembly and dis-assembly of the …

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Film Roll Lamp

Film Roll Lamp

 

Nidhi Gupta‘s beautiful film roll lamp is made from spools of old film that are strung together and assembled into a circular shape. We love how the successive series of stills creates a shifting pattern as forgotten scenes weave a new narrative about sustainable design.

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Potus Pot Made From a Recycled Lightbulb

Potus Pot Made From a Recycled Lightbulb

 

If you recently made the switch to energy-efficient CFL light bulbs, here’s a brilliant way to reuse all of those old incandescents. Designed by Natalia Hojman and Angeles Estrada Vigil, the Potus Pot transforms a burnt-out light bulb into a bud-growing vase. Each beautiful recycled planter comes complete with a simple OSB base and packaging reused from the original light bulb….

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A La Lata Bowl Made From Recycled Soda Can Tabs

A La Lata Bowl Made From Recycled Soda Can Tabs

 

Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos‘s “A La Lata” Candy Bowl is part of a collection of items handcrafted with repurposed aluminum can tabs woven together with zip-ties. The bowl appears to “float” on the translucent zip-ties. Its structure allows it to collapse inwards, …

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US Map Art Made From Cereal Boxes

US Map Art Made From Cereal Boxes

 

Chris Kaasman and his wife and love cereal so much that they realized they were creating a lot of paper waste and decided to put their empty boxes to use by making detailed maps of the United …

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LOTO Recycled Plastic Bottle Chandeliers

LOTO Recycled Plastic Bottle Chandeliers

 

Loto is an organically inspired lamp series by Eugenio Menjivar that takes its characteristics from lotus flowers. Like immaculate lotus flowers that grow within muddy swamps, Loto lamps are born from oceans of plastic debris. The Loto series is an eco-experimental body of work that transforms discarded household materials into precious objects, allowing plastic to be reborn to educate consumers about …

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POP Pendant Light Made From Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs

POP Pendant Light Made From Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs

 

Mauricio Affonso‘s intricate spherical pendant lamp is made from hundreds of discarded aluminum pull-tabs. Dubbed POP, the 15″ light creates a stunning visual effect and is constructed with exceptional craftsmanship. While working on the design Affonso was inspired by the idea of turning a disposable material …

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Chop-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

Chop-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

 

Joseph Palmer’s ingenious Chop-Flops are flip-flops made from reused materials. The surface where the foot meets the sandal is made of used chopsticks that were collected from the dumpster of a local Japanese restaurant. Dental floss was collected to lash the chopsticks together, as well as sew them to the sole. …

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Cute Stool Made Out of Paper Rolls

Cute Stool Made Out of Paper Rolls

 

Lenka Stara made this charming stool out of the ends of the paper rolls that protect your printed materials on the way home from the printer. “They are so robust that it seemed a shame not to use the quality and build something beautiful and practical from them,” she says of her design. They are absolutely fine to sit on and the seating part even lifts up to access practical storage.

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Dazzling Lamps Made Out of Soda Bottles

Dazzling Lamps Made Out of Soda Bottles

 

Sarah Turner turns various plastic soda bottles into these intricate lamps. The bottles are collected from local cafes and households, and after a good cleaning, are sandblasted to make them opaque. Then some clever cutting transforms them into decorative forms perfect for lighting. It’s hard to believe that these lights were once plain old …

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Plastic Lamps made from Recycled Six-Pack Rings

Plastic Lamps made from Recycled Six-Pack Rings

 

Bao Khang Luu’s ethereal pendant lamps are both inspired by plants and made of six-pack rings hung from plastic take-out lid frames. The lamps are lit with LEDs, so they emit …

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Stunning Chandelier Made Out of Hangers

Stunning Chandelier Made Out of Hangers

 

Luis Teixeira creates gorgeous chandeliers and light fixtures out of clothing hangers, disposable dishes, vinyl records and caps from the carton packages for juices. The concepts behind the production of the lamps are environmental but also social. The lamps …

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Cone Light Recycled from Used Traffic Cones

Cone Light Recycled from Used Traffic Cones

 

Loreta Haaker’s ingenious Cone Light is composed of 6 re-used orange traffic cones pieced together into a luminous star. Perfect for hanging or for setting on the floor, this traffic-stopping lamp adds a bit of funky urban charm to any interior environment.

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ELASTICSHELF: A Shelving System Made Out of Used Bike Tires

ELASTICSHELF: A Shelving System Made Out of Used Bike Tires

 

This shelf system by SystemDesignStudio for the home or office is made out of used bicycle tires tensed between two used furniture legs. This creates an interesting elastic structure that allows the owner to keep and display books and objects.

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Snack-Serving Robot Made from Vintage Objects

Snack-Serving Robot Made from Vintage Objects

 

Made from a collection of vintage objects, this rolling robot pops his lid to feed the troops. His head is made from an old aluminum bun warmer, and his body is an old tin canister. Each eye is crafted from an old license plate bolt cover, and he sits on casters for mobility. To top it all off, his arms and hands …

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Spice Rack, Vase and Salt and Pepper Shakers Made Out of Light Bulbs!

Spice Rack, Vase and Salt and Pepper Shakers Made Out of Light Bulbs!

 

Hoping to find a new solution to the problem of light bulb waste, Annisa Fardan Nabila and Aulia Amanda Santoso created their ingenious RECYCLAMP SERIES of spice containers, salt and pepper shakers, and mini vases – all made out of old bulbs!

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Tusht Recycled Bucket Chair

Tusht Recycled Bucket Chair

 

The “Tusht” chair by Bassem Shaaban is a part of the “Wasteful Living” collection. While discussing the topic of wasteful living with a few colleagues he brought up the idea of making reclaimed furniture by region. He limited the distance he would travel to find the pieces to see how much harder it would be. The “Tusht” is completely reclaimed and recycled …

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