Reclaimed Materials

Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Iannone Design have transformed sections of salvaged automotive panels into this stunning ReWreck Sideboard. Launched this week at ICFF in New York, the reclaimed sheetmetal furniture takes full advantage

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Reclaimed Cleveland’s Salvaged Furniture Shines at the ICFF

Reclaimed Cleveland’s Salvaged Furniture Shines at the ICFF

Reclaimed Cleveland's team attends the demolition of historic buildings throughout the city in order to create a special record of their unique sourcing process. They then salvage the materials such as

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Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google Campus is a seven story co-working and event space in the center of London's tech hub, otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout. The co-working facility provides office space for Google employees and

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Hannes Bend’s ‘Eclipse’ Installation Opens Eyes to the Artificial Reef Catastrophe

Hannes Bend’s ‘Eclipse’ Installation Opens Eyes to the Artificial Reef Catastrophe

Back in 1972, a well-meaning nonprofit group came up with the idea of creating an artificial reef off the South Florida coast using two million old tires. The sunken rubber was supposed to lure game fish

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Swoon’s Dithyrambalina is a New Orleans Shanty Town That Doubles as Giant Music Box

Swoon’s Dithyrambalina is a New Orleans Shanty Town That Doubles as Giant Music Box

Each “house” in the Dithyrambalina shanty town is constructed from a hodgepodge mismatched windows, reclaimed wood, musical instrument parts and found objects, all from the New Orleans area. The house

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Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands

Wikado Playground is Built From Recycled Wind Turbine Blades in The Netherlands

Located in Rotterdam, Wikado is a renovated playground space designed by 2012Architecten for Kinderparadijs Meidoorn. The 1200 sq meter play space was in bad shape and in need of renovation so

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LaVance Shade Screen Protects an Outdoor Kitchen From the Intense Sun in Arizona

LaVance Shade Screen Protects an Outdoor Kitchen From the Intense Sun in Arizona

Home owner Michael LaVance desperately needed shade for his backyard outdoor barbecue pit and kitchen in Scottsdale, Arizona. In collaboration with Benjamin Hall of Benjamin Hall Design, LaVance drafted a

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Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Tiny Texas Houses Are Colorful Abodes Made from Reclaimed Materials

Brad Kittel promotes a philosophy called Pure Salvage Living that takes advantage of materials already out there in existence, but not being used. Through his company Tiny Texas Houses, Kittel has been

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The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker is a New Site Dedicated to DIY Upcycling on a Budget

The Poor Porker a rising DIY portal for the crafty, creative, and self-reliant “trash into treasure” aficionado. Founded in 2012 by eco-friendly duo Robyn and Jarrid, the site features new ways to

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Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch cobbles together reclaimed materials and colorful seaglass to make these unique chandeliers. "After having stared at one too many $1,295 rental apartment excuses for a ceiling light, I

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Brew Tavern and Cafe in Michigan Offers Local Produce Within a 100 Year Old Opera House

Brew Tavern and Cafe in Michigan Offers Local Produce Within a 100 Year Old Opera House

The Opera House's maple floors, yellow masonry and rustic tin ceiling have been rescued and restored creating a friendly and unique atmosphere. Making the most out of the space, Brew will be continually

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Awesome Shinto-Inspired Sleeping Cabin Made From Reclaimed Materials In California

Awesome Shinto-Inspired Sleeping Cabin Made From Reclaimed Materials In California

This reclaimed wood sleeping cabin was built by Simple Shelter Texas on a 40 acre site in California. Starting with a pile of reclaimed fencing and some other reclaimed wood, Victor Summers built this

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Montreal’s Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

Montreal’s Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

The Darling Foundry was transformed as an adaptive reuse project in 2002 by In Situ Design after being abandoned for over 10 years. The new building houses three exhibition spaces, as well as a network

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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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Indo Teak’s Gorgeous Flooring is Reclaimed from Architectural Salvage

Indo Teak’s Gorgeous Flooring is Reclaimed from Architectural Salvage

If you’re looking to revamp your home’s flooring, then Indo Teak’s sustainable flooring is a great green option. The eco-conscious company sources its reclaimed teak for flooring, beams, lumber and

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Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Blind people have been long overlooked when it comes to social advancement and technological innovation, and Moallem's labeler offers a simple, affordable solution that will have its largest impact in the

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DERELICT: Recycled Modern Furnishings Give Reclaimed Wood New Life

DERELICT: Recycled Modern Furnishings Give Reclaimed Wood New Life

Designers Tõnis Kalve and Ahti Grünberg find a fresh new life for reclaimed wood in their series of "Derelict" tables and chairs. The project explores the process of establishing an equilibrium between

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Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Before you throw away that wobbly old stool, or that faded easy chair with Aunt Maggie's favorite pattern on it, consider giving it a second chance at life with a good sanding, some new screws, and

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The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

Located just outside of Amsterdam, De Eenvoud is a follow-up settlement to the experimental housing settlements “De Fantasie” and “De Realiteit” developed in the 1980s. This time around though,

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UNICEF Upcycles Oil Drums into Solar-Powered Digital Kiosks for Uganda

UNICEF Upcycles Oil Drums into Solar-Powered Digital Kiosks for Uganda

It is well-documented that improved access to information has the power to transform individuals and communities, so UNICEF contributed funding to bring 100 new computer kiosks powered by the sun to youth

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BOOK REVIEW: Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano

BOOK REVIEW: Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano

We adore any project that salvages, recycles, upcycles, or repurposes old materials into new projects. Whether it's for building materials, green interiors, or fashion, we've got a spot in our heart for

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Hipcycle’s Boot Jack Bench Brings New Life to Old Tin and Reclaimed Bead Board

Hipcycle’s Boot Jack Bench Brings New Life to Old Tin and Reclaimed Bead Board

Wood benches seem to be in everyone's house these days, but here's a much more eco-friendly take built from reclaimed tin and bead board. Dubbed the Boot Jack Bench, Hipcycle's fab piece offers

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The AETHERstream is an Amazing Pop-Up Apparel Shop Recycled from an Old Airstream Trailer

The AETHERstream is an Amazing Pop-Up Apparel Shop Recycled from an Old Airstream Trailer

The original 34 foot Airstream, which was discovered in Denton, Texas, was completely gutted and then retrofitted with reclaimed wood floors, modular shelving, and all kinds of vintage storage and

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IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

IOU: Artist Erects Red, White and Blue Shipping Container Installation to Protest US Debt

We've seen shipping containers transformed into a source of disaster relief for stranded Haitians, an awesome studio in San Antonio, and even a temporary classroom – but this is the first time we’ve

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Aptos Retreat is a Cozy California Home Wrapped in Reclaimed Barn Wood and Corten Steel

Aptos Retreat is a Cozy California Home Wrapped in Reclaimed Barn Wood and Corten Steel

Set on an enviable 20 acre land parcel, the property consists of two primary buildings. Somewhat similar to the Distort House, which has a split volume, the main house and barn overlap at their roofs to

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Striking Rustic Boathouse Made With Reclaimed Materials in Norway

Striking Rustic Boathouse Made With Reclaimed Materials in Norway

Boathouses in Norway were traditionally used for the storage of boats, but many are converting the older shacks into recreational houses for summer use. This particular boat house is remotely located, but

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Design Build BLUFF & 88bikes Build a Reclaimed Mobile Bike Shop for Navajo Youth

Design Build BLUFF & 88bikes Build a Reclaimed Mobile Bike Shop for Navajo Youth

88bikes was started in 2006 by friends Dan Austin, Nicolas Arauz and Jay Austin, who wanted to change the world one bike at a time. Their first project successfully raised the funds for 88 bikes to be

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Thalassa: Swoon Turns Rags into a Rich Exhibit That Evokes NOLA’s Deep Connection to the Sea

Thalassa: Swoon Turns Rags into a Rich Exhibit That Evokes NOLA’s Deep Connection to the Sea

Hurricane Katrina and last year's oil spill in the Gulf underscored just how much New Orleans relies on the sea for its commerce, food, energy, and transport. Thalassa was born after Swoon began to spend

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Greenery Clad Housing Complex by 2:PM Architectures is Made from 100% Recycled Steel

Greenery Clad Housing Complex by 2:PM Architectures is Made from 100% Recycled Steel

It’s not always easy to know just which materials are best to use, but 2:PM Architectures has bypassed that frustration by designing a housing complex made entirely out of reclaimed and recycled

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Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

When the original Victorian school on the site fell into disrepair, the red bricks were disassembled. Wigglesworth then re-used the original bricks to build elements for the new Sandal Magna. The school

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