found objects

Artists Resurrect a Drive-in Movie Theater With Old Cars and Salvaged Materials

Artists Resurrect a Drive-in Movie Theater With Old Cars and Salvaged Materials

The Empire Drive-in was originally created to showcase Todd Chandler's film, Flood Tide. The artists wanted a venue that reflected the story's overall themes of creative reuse and finding value along the

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Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

Back in the day, our grandparents didn't give us much more than a handful of toffees and a few shiny nickels. But these lucky grandsons received something much more spectacular from theirs—an

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Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

Being locked up may take away many personal freedoms, but artistic expression has always found a way to remain present, even when faced with punishment or restriction. Body art has long been a form of

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Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

Post-Consumed: Art Exhibition Showcases the Problems and Potential of Plastic Waste

Two Georgia artists address the problems and potential of plastic waste in the exhibition “Post-Consumed.” Harry DeLorme uses plastic waste recovered from the banks of the Savannah River to make

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Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

Diet Wiegman Creates Amazing Shadow Sculptures by Carefully Posing Found Objects

Dutch artist Diet Wiegman makes sculptures out of random pieces of trash and then positions a light in a key spot so as to create a shadow with far more pizzazz than one would initially predict. Some of

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SND CYN Studios: Former Lima Bean Factory Turned into a Collaborative Workspace in Irvine

SND CYN Studios: Former Lima Bean Factory Turned into a Collaborative Workspace in Irvine

SND CYN Studios was the brainchild of Ty Mattson, who runs the creative studio Mattson Studios. Wanting an inspiring place to go to work everyday, he set his heart on turning the historic bean factory

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SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

SuttonBereSculler’s Small Moons Geodesic Domes are Covered With Donated Household Objects in Louisville

Small Moons is a large-scale art installation by Seattle trio SuttonBeresCuller, made from collected and unwanted objects. Sponsored by artwithoutwalls, John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler, asked local

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Mark Oliver’s Litter Bugs are Intricate Insects Made from Trash and Found Objects

Mark Oliver’s Litter Bugs are Intricate Insects Made from Trash and Found Objects

Designed to blend in with urban landscapes, Mark Oliver's Litter Bugs fly on wings of paper, walk with eyeglass arms for legs, and have bodies fashioned from tin, watch parts, and book covers. The

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Bo Christian Larsson Transforms Old Suitcases into Quaint Hotel Sculptures

Bo Christian Larsson Transforms Old Suitcases into Quaint Hotel Sculptures

Larsson’s creative eye sees a stack of old trunks and suitcases as something more. Adding latticed windows and doors, he transforms the luggage into a sculptural multi-tiered building. With luggage

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Dieter Roth’s ‘Gartenskulptur’ Is an Ever-Growing Art Installation Celebrating Recycled and Decaying Materials

Dieter Roth’s ‘Gartenskulptur’ Is an Ever-Growing Art Installation Celebrating Recycled and Decaying Materials

Roth’s piece has traveled to museums around the world, portraying the cycle of life and objects to its international visitors. At first the structure looks like a hodge podge of found objects

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Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Photo © Ron Ulicny Part of what makes Ulicny's work so unique is his fusion of reused, older materials with new, contemporary items, as seen in this skull and bullet combination. His pieces are fun

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JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Renovated Interiors

JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Renovated Interiors

Using broken furniture, discarded wood panels, remnant textiles and items from the garbage, JAMESPLUMB builds unique and inviting interiors that evoke a narrative feel upon entry. For London’s Hostem, a

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Miniaturist Jason D’Aquino Creates Tiny Portraits on Recycled Matchbooks

Miniaturist Jason D’Aquino Creates Tiny Portraits on Recycled Matchbooks

In minute and meticulous detail, D’Aquino uses pencils to draw historic characters, machinery or horror posters in chiaroscuro. Retro movie posters are a huge influence, with perfect mini mimics of

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Benjamin Bullins Crafts a Chic Sink & Vanity from an Old Bike

Benjamin Bullins Crafts a Chic Sink & Vanity from an Old Bike

An old, vintage bike becomes something to primp over in this design that turned a forgotten two-wheeler into a beautifully hand-crafted vanity and sink. Created by New Orleans-based crafter and decorator

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Greg Haberny Transforms Trash Into Artwork That Challenges Over Consumption

Greg Haberny Transforms Trash Into Artwork That Challenges Over Consumption

A full room installation of Haberny’s mixed media pieces could be found at the Aqua Miami Art Fair this past week, which took place at the Aqua Hotel. The furniture from the room was removed, and

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Burton Street Peace Garden’s Learning Pavilion Was Built From Recycled Materials for $3,900

Burton Street Peace Garden’s Learning Pavilion Was Built From Recycled Materials for $3,900

The Peace Gardens were started by local couple who set out to clean up the area and provide a space where youth could learn about environmental and social justice through hands-on experience. The area was

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace at Southbank Center, the concept was to bring Bombay’s famous Chowpatty Beach to London for a summer party. In fact they even shipped in 48 tons of sand for

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Andy Goldsworthy’s Massive Clay Alderney Stones Conceal Found Objects

Andy Goldsworthy’s Massive Clay Alderney Stones Conceal Found Objects

The project took several years to create. Goldsworthy had chosen his site specific work in Alderney for the island’s mixture of differing environments and the quality of the soil. The stones are placed

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Designer Ron Miriello Creates 100 Worlds from Found Materials

Designer Ron Miriello Creates 100 Worlds from Found Materials

Inspired by his childhood fascination with globes, designer Ron Miriello has created a remarkable array of miniature worlds made almost entirely from found objects. The designer recently exhibited 50

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Shipping Containers and Cars Stacked High as Colorful Eco Sculptures!

Shipping Containers and Cars Stacked High as Colorful Eco Sculptures!

Shipping containers are often repurposed as houses, apartments and studios, but Swedish artist Michael Johansson sees them as building blocks for his sculptures. In a new exhibit in Umeå, Sweden,

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MILAN 2008: Fethi Atakol’s Functional Artwork

MILAN 2008: Fethi Atakol’s Functional Artwork

One of our favorite finds at this year’s green-themed Salone Satellite was the work of ascendent Swiss “redesigner” Fethi Atakol. His design debut would do Duchamp proud, as it showcased

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