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Tripod Lamp Made Out of Two Broken Items

Tripod Lamp Made Out of Two Broken Items

 

Two wrongs do make a right. It was a sad day when Sarah Myers’ drafting lamp from childhood broke and no longer functioned as it was intended. It was another sad day when her tripod similarly failed to fill its original function. She couldn’t stomach the thought of just mindlessly discarding these two, at one time, great items so she decided to make …

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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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Wall-E Made From Materials Found Around the House!

Wall-E Made From Materials Found Around the House!

 

This adorable Wall-E was made by Davide Marin for a child obsessed with the Disney character using materials found around his home! Marin decided to make it one lazy morning using things that were going into the trash like old boxes, parts of plastic bottles, old film and scraps of cardboard.

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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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Lumaz Lamp Made from Discarded Foam Core and Feathers

Lumaz Lamp Made from Discarded Foam Core and Feathers

 

This lamp by Basurata Chan is made from discarded foam core board and feathers. Chan used a cutter to construct the fixture and says of her design, “The main aim is to make an easy to made object for everybody, with daily tools and materials… and turn the garbage into poetry.”

+ Basurata Chan

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Rose Pillow Made from Bridesmaid Dress

Rose Pillow Made from Bridesmaid Dress

 

A ruffled rose pillow made from an old too-tight bottom half of a bridesmaid dress!

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MAGnificent Curtain Made from Old Magazines

MAGnificent Curtain Made from Old Magazines

 

Despite the advancement of electronic media, people still seem to accumulate stacks of old magazines, flyers and newspapers. The MAGnificent Curtain transforms these paper-based publications into a simple, stylish and super sustainable curtain that can be replicated by anyone, anywhere. All you need is magazine pages rolled into tubes, scissors and a pair …

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Piggy Bank Made of Old Sweaters

Piggy Bank Made of Old Sweaters

 

Vivian Alderete Moreno took the following steps to make her adorable piggy banks out of old sweaters:

1. Manipulate and inflate a balloon to the desired shape
2. Shape and harden with paste made from flour and water and newspaper as the typical mexican piñata
3. Finally decorate it with unwoven old sweater threads

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S3 Sustainable Slotted System

S3 Sustainable Slotted System

 

Arizona State University students in Professor Deborah Schneiderman’s Senior Design Studio were asked a series of questions about what purposes a wall truly serves. What does a wall provide? What passes through? What is obstructed? How can one create a …

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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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Beetle Red chair

Beetle Red chair

 

Eleanor Young found this sad looking worn out chair in the street, took it home, cleaned up the frame, sprayed painted it and set to work on making a new cover. The new design retains the character of the chair, bringing it to life with bold patchwork upholstery, using …

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ReCycle by Ossy’s Bottle Cap Pixel Art

ReCycle by Ossy’s Bottle Cap Pixel Art

 

Inspired by Pop Artists and recently by Trash Artists, ReCycle by Ossy does its share to bring public awareness to environmental issues through design and art using a self-developed bottle cap weaving technique. Local restaurants collect and supply the studio with otherwise non-recyclable bottle caps on …

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Bird Feeders Repurposed from Teacups!

Bird Feeders Repurposed from Teacups!

 

Old tea sets are beautiful but it seems a shame for them to sit and gather dust in the back of your cupboard. Claire Potter takes her teacups and cleverly converts them into little bird feeders, threaded through the garden at different heights like …

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Muffin Lamps Made of Envelopes

Muffin Lamps Made of Envelopes

 

These lamps are made with envelopes that are used like molds for muffins. The circular pieces with the doubled edges and waves create interesting organic forms.

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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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