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Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

Artist Sarah Illenberger Creates Pixelated Cardboard Smart Car

German artist Sarah Illenberger has reinvented the Smart ForTwo car by camouflaging the green machine in a beautiful mosaic of recyclable Gmund cardboard boxes. Illenberger selected various shades of

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Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

Artist Constructs Massive Spiral Out of 270,000 LEGOs in Amsterdam

LEGOS aren’t just for kids anymore. Industrial designer Lene Ronsholt Wille has constructed an immense and elegantly curved spiral out of the children’s building block toys in Amsterdam. Called

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GUERILLA STREET ART: Amazing Scratched Building Portraits

GUERILLA STREET ART: Amazing Scratched Building Portraits

A street artist since he was 13, Farto is also known as Vhils and began his career painting trains on a railway line near his home in Seixal. Farto has traveled all over Europe and even into the US to

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Amazingly Patient Artist Uses 100,000 Toothpicks to Create Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco

Amazingly Patient Artist Uses 100,000 Toothpicks to Create Incredible Sculpture of San Francisco

Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo. So where did Weaver get all of his toothpicks? "I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building," he

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Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

We've been privvy to some pretty amazing art on Inhabitat, including this toothpick rendition of San Francisco. What many of these pieces have in common is the extraordinary patience associated with their

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Bras That Pinch: Lingerie Eco Art Made from Recycled Lobster Shells

Bras That Pinch: Lingerie Eco Art Made from Recycled Lobster Shells

West Coast artist Laura Ann Jacobs is known for her ornate sculptural pieces that use recycled materials to create tongue-in-cheek commentary on how the concepts of fashion and “beauty” shape our

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Los Tres Juanes Carve Incredibly Detailed Wood Panels in Spain

Los Tres Juanes Carve Incredibly Detailed Wood Panels in Spain

"The Three Johns" carve incredible wood ceilings that line a variety of buildings, including the Malaga's Picasso Museum. Known for restoring old works unique to Southern Spain, Los Tres Juanes also craft

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Lattice: A Recycled Eco Art Installation That Sprouts and Grows

Lattice: A Recycled Eco Art Installation That Sprouts and Grows

Artist Jeff Schmuki uses common materials and repurposes them into art that comments on the real costs of over-consumption. Lattice is an undulating soft sculpture composed of nylon fabric tubes stuffed

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Designers Come Up with Slightly Absurd Hypothetical Designs for a Sustainable New Orleans

Designers Come Up with Slightly Absurd Hypothetical Designs for a Sustainable New Orleans

Although these designs were created for specific sites throughout New Orleans, the Hypothetical Development Organization doesn't really believe that a theater which transports people to another time and

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1,000 Pound “Fantastical” Floral Art Creation Made of 2,500 Feet of Colored Bamboo

1,000 Pound “Fantastical” Floral Art Creation Made of 2,500 Feet of Colored Bamboo

Natasha Lisitsa and her team at Waterlily Pond Floral and Event Design Studio recently unveiled Fantastical — a 1,000-pound floral creation that was suspended from a 35-foot ceiling at the

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Artist Samuel Price Creates Cool Pet Collage Art from Recycled Magazines

Artist Samuel Price Creates Cool Pet Collage Art from Recycled Magazines

Artist Samuel Price is a collaging machine. He creates one of a kind dog portraits using hundreds of hand-cut recycled magazine squares on canvas, working (and he says the following are when he works

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Helmut Smits Transforms Ordinary Cans into Kitschy n’ Cool Sculpture Art

Helmut Smits Transforms Ordinary Cans into Kitschy n’ Cool Sculpture Art

At first glance, this might look like an ordinary drum set to you, but take a closer look -- the instruments are actually miniature works of eco art created using ordinary metal cans. Dutch artist Helmut

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Artist Damien Hirst Puts a Psychedelic Spin on an Ordinary Bike for ICA Fundraiser

Artist Damien Hirst Puts a Psychedelic Spin on an Ordinary Bike for ICA Fundraiser

Acclaimed British artist Damien Hirst recently put his own funky spin on the ordinary bike to raise money at this year's Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) fundraising gala. Made.com donated a handful

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Projecto Kombi: People-Powered Cardboard Flintstone Van Hits the Streets of São Paulo

Projecto Kombi: People-Powered Cardboard Flintstone Van Hits the Streets of São Paulo

The cardboard structure can hold four passengers who, with the amusing charm of the Flintstones, take to their feet and run along the concrete roads. Attracting attention across the city, the combi causes

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Spradio: Harmful Aerosol Cans Recycled Into Melodic Radios

Spradio: Harmful Aerosol Cans Recycled Into Melodic Radios

"But officer, I was just listening to my radio!" We don't recommend pulling one of these Spradios made from old aerosol cans out of your jacket near a cop, but if you did, you'd be completely innocent.

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Delicate Glass Sculptures Made With Clustered Light Bulbs

Delicate Glass Sculptures Made With Clustered Light Bulbs

If you're looking for something to do with all of those dead light bulbs, here's a beautiful source of inspiration. Camilla Fabbri Makes these glass sculptures by hot gluing all shapes and sizes of

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Fantastic Norway Makes Giant Pixelated Cloud Out of 3000 Cardboard Boxes

Fantastic Norway Makes Giant Pixelated Cloud Out of 3000 Cardboard Boxes

The exhibition was held in order to present brand new design objects, and Fantastic Norway decided to honor that idea by making their installation speak to the thrill of unpacking a product. The cardboard

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Steam Studio: A Mysterious Recycled Glass Cube in the Swedish Forest

Steam Studio: A Mysterious Recycled Glass Cube in the Swedish Forest

Steam Studio is a 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 meter glass cube that stands alone in the Swedish forest. Designed by artist Helle Kvamme, the mysterious structure is made of recycled windows and recycled plastic

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Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures

Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative Sculptures

Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries. He begins carving away arbitrarily at the pages, letting the images reveal

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Super Intricate Sheep Sculpture Made Out of Old Spark Plugs

Super Intricate Sheep Sculpture Made Out of Old Spark Plugs

Here's a case of designers behaving baaaaa-dly. James Corbett from Australia makes superbly detailed sculptures mostly out of vintage old car parts. This one, a cute but not cuddly sheep made of spark

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Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

If you never got to play in a treehouse as a kid, here's your chance to frolic in one that's being planned for New York City this summer! Called "A Sustainable TreeHouse," the arboreal art exhibit is

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Nick Georgiou’s Recycled Newspaper Art Channels Edvard Munch’s “Scream”

Nick Georgiou’s Recycled Newspaper Art Channels Edvard Munch’s “Scream”

Nick Georgiou recycles his old newspapers, but probably not in the same way that most people do. The Queens, NY based green artist makes three dimensional sculptures from the waste material including the

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Motoi Yamamoto’s Mind-Bogglingly Intricate Mazes Drawn with Salt

Motoi Yamamoto’s Mind-Bogglingly Intricate Mazes Drawn with Salt

Yamamoto has constructed close to 30 of these mazes since he started working with salt in 2001. His began working with salt a decade ago after his sister passed away from brain cancer. In Japan, salt is a

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Liz Hickok Builds Amazing Architectural Models Out of Jell-O

Liz Hickok Builds Amazing Architectural Models Out of Jell-O

Hickok has recreated various parts of San Francisco including famous landmarks like City Hall, the Bay Bridge, the Ferry Building, parts of the Mission and even a whole skyline as seen from Alcatraz.

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Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Sculptures & Mosaics

“Usually we swipe [MetroCards] in a hurry as we pass through the turnstile, hoping we haven’t missed the subway. Or dip them as we enter a bus, hoping there’s still enough money on them to pay for

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Upside Down Chair is Just as Much Sitting Fun as a Real Tree Trunk

Upside Down Chair is Just as Much Sitting Fun as a Real Tree Trunk

Designer Floris Wubben and artist Bauke Fokkema have taken all the fun of sitting on a real tree trunk and injected it into this wooden chair. Crafted from an inverted willow tree, the chair is supported

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Tribe Studio Creates a Spectacular Sustainable Ceiling Installation

Tribe Studio Creates a Spectacular Sustainable Ceiling Installation

What would you create if your design brief was to craft an artistic installation that would not only be festive and playful, but also encourage dialogue on sustainability? The creative team at Tribe

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Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” Eco Art Frames its Own Waste

Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” Eco Art Frames its Own Waste

Japanese designer Hironobu Yamabe’s “Short by Short” is a provocative and interesting art piece as well as an eye-opening lesson in waste management. Each Short by Short artwork is an unfinished

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Penumbra: Artist Jean Shin Creates a Colorful Canopy Out of Orphaned Umbrellas

Penumbra: Artist Jean Shin Creates a Colorful Canopy Out of Orphaned Umbrellas

Even the most fastidious recyclers can turn into wanton litterbugs when winds whip their umbrellas right out of their hands during a storm. Luckily, many of these long-lost parasols were recovered by

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