After cleaning out her closet, Cynthia Soderlund divided the clothes into those she could give away and those that were too worn out be wearable, but it seemed a shame to throw out all that perfectly good material! So, she started making bags from it. Since she is a dog groomer, she called them Doggy Bags. Cynthia makes boat bags and uses rope scraps from the local marina and uses chewed through collars and leashes to make the …
Ben Light made this wine bottle lamp by cutting off both ends of a wine bottle and then transforming an old tube of glass into the lamp’s shade. The pieces of a wooden pallet Ben found on 89th St. make up the base and cap, and the lamp socket comes from an old floor lamp that was also found among trash on the same street. Ben says “White wine gives more light, but maybe I’ll try red for a little more …
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.
Is this lamp really made of dirty old t-shirts laminated with collected plastic bags? YES! These lamps are a result of a co-design project between Katryna Carter and a group of teens affiliated with a Rhode Island-based after-school program, Riverzedge. Riverzedge is an after-school …
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 …
Moisi is a new and fresh contemporary jewelry brand. this is the first colection. With this jewelry, I hope to bring back to life dusty dehydrated mini rosa flowers, leafs, petals, fruits, home decoration perfumed dehydrated plants that lost their scent long time ago, date tree seeds, plum seeds, soya beans, and so on.
By enclosing this vegetal lifeless elements with handmade crochet, I wanted to give the jewelry a romantic look. Their eco approache gives hope and a …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
These bracelets are made from springs inside the clips on broken skirt hangers. Four springs wired together creates a single pin-wheel unit, and each bracelet has five or six of those units. The designer glued a silver bead at the end of the springs for safety and visual interest.
Life jackets and other flotation devices save lives but are not cheap enough for mass distribution in India. This life jacket is made out of four discarded 2 liter PET bottles. They make perfect buoys due to their air tightness and strength. The bottles are held together by a …
This side table by Terry Hritz was inspired by the night her father died of a heart attack when she was 7 while she was working on a puzzle. The legs and aprons are made of actual puzzle pieces with additional parts and the table top fabricated from recycled cardboard.
Can you believe this bar was built in just 24 hours out of all scrap materials? Friends Charles Constantine and Chris Williams took to the streets and grabbed anything they could get their hands on – two end tables make up the main element and are clad in palette wood, while the top and side of the bar are 1/4” plate that they cut from some junked structural beams and cleaned up.
As far as the aesthetic, Chris …
Lynn Howard and her husband made this glass coffee table using a discarded Austen Healey engine as a base. The toughened sheet of glass cantilevers between the two sections of the red-painted engine.
There are tons of glass bottles thrown away or recycled everyday, and Erin Yoakum has found a way to give some of these discarded containers new life. His salt and pepper shakers – also know as ‘shake’ – use the base and the mouth of reclaimed bottles (the hardest parts to crush when recycling) to make these cool kitchen tools. Only two bottles are used in the creation of each salt and pepper shaker set, and …
Frankie Dailey repurposes blown out bike tires into cute sculptures like this doggy, tree and rubber duckie!
A jewelry collection so big it’s ridiculous! These statement pieces, designed by Sallvann Caorn from SBiR Wood, use non-traditional materials and processes to be big, bold and to challenge the definition of jewelry. This collection of unique jewelry layers a combination of various scrap woods and metals that have been donated from …
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