Reclaimed Materials

Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

Reclaiming Brooklyn’s Branch Lamp is Made Out of a Real NY Twig

A lamp grows in Brooklyn - well at least this one did. The Branch Lamp, which we spotted at the Model Citizens showcase during New York Design Week, is made of an actual branch that fell during the

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The Reclaimed Log Chop Bench is a Futuristic Version of a Rustic Sofa

The Reclaimed Log Chop Bench is a Futuristic Version of a Rustic Sofa

The Log Chop Bench is not only a cool piece of modern furniture, it's also an exploration in process-based design. Inspired by the long-standing tradition of logger sports, the rustic bench was premised

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Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

Bright Green Shipping Container Hut Welcomes Visitors to Evergreen Brickworks In Toronto

For the Welcome Hut, Levitt Goodman repurposed a 20 foot shipping container and painted it bright green, which is Evergreen's signature color. Two barn doors on either side open the space up to welcome

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Patch: Luxuriously Large Pillows Made from Reclaimed Leather Scraps

Patch: Luxuriously Large Pillows Made from Reclaimed Leather Scraps

When you consider everything that goes into the making of leather, it's almost criminal to think that whole, left over pieces of it are something simply tossed into the garbage can. That's why Hey Team, a

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Abandoned Beret Factory Transformed Into a Stunning Multimedia Center

Abandoned Beret Factory Transformed Into a Stunning Multimedia Center

A major deindustrialization movement occurred in Oloron Sainte Marie during the late 19th century. Dominated by textile factories, the town had lost its sense of connectedness with the river confluence.

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Classic Victorian Facade Hides Gaping Parking Garage in San Francisco

Classic Victorian Facade Hides Gaping Parking Garage in San Francisco

The seventies may be over, but mind-altering architecture is alive and well with this incredible folding Victorian facade cum garage in San Francisco. Corey and Ben McMills of McMills Construction needed

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Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s body of work has been dedicated at large to re-using materials like wood to create unique designs. During this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, he showcased his studio's new designs at

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Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Piet Hein Eek Unveils Steel Tube Furniture Salvaged from Studio Renovation

Debuting at this year's Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch designer piet hein eek's reclaimed steel tube furniture is a simple design that activates negative space by joining hollow tubes. The old pipes used

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Oxbow Field Station is a Student-Made Box on Stilts Built from Reclaimed Materials

Oxbow Field Station is a Student-Made Box on Stilts Built from Reclaimed Materials

80% of the building materials were salvaged and reused, including the concrete, wood, steel, plastic, and glass. In addition to these, the remaining 20% of new materials were sourced either locally or

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Grove Made X MapleXO iPhone Cases Recycled from Old Skateboards

Grove Made X MapleXO iPhone Cases Recycled from Old Skateboards

Sk8ter boys (and girls) will want to check out these gorgeous iPhone 4 cases recycled from skateboards. A limited edition collaboration between Grove Made artist Lindsay Jo Holmes of MapleXO, the cases

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Reclaimed Materials From A Missouri Barn Becomes Dynamic Design Event Space

Reclaimed Materials From A Missouri Barn Becomes Dynamic Design Event Space

Ann Willoughby was looking for a retreat and storage space to compliment her existing barn on her working farm outside of Kansas City, Missouri. The Willoughby Design Barn is actually brand new

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Incredible Bangkok Guesthouse Made From Salvaged Wood

Incredible Bangkok Guesthouse Made From Salvaged Wood

The 70 year old structure was the childhood home of Pim's husband and she didn't want to waste the remnant material and memories by throwing it away. Dismantling the home resulted in a huge pile of

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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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Old Factory Transformed into a Bright Modern Loft by Zecc Architects

Old Factory Transformed into a Bright Modern Loft by Zecc Architects

The inside of the building boasts 250 m2 of living space that, despite the lack of walls, is partitioned into livable areas. Living, working and eating spaces are defined using colorful mats, a cool

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Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Spider-Legged Templestowe Sporting Pavilion Built With Recycled Brick From Old Stadium

Located outside of Melbourne, Templestowe's football and cricket club's new home is made from brick and represented by different jumpers & crests in the form and facade of the building. Built from the

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Make Your Own DIY iPad Stand Using Leftover Takeout Chopsticks

Make Your Own DIY iPad Stand Using Leftover Takeout Chopsticks

If nights of Chinese takeout have left you with a drawer full of leftover chopsticks, here is an easy way for you to use them up and create a nifty stand for your iPad. Seen on ReadyMade as part of their

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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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Lamp Party: Rainbow Colored Lights Made of Recycled Straws, Cups and Plates

Lamp Party: Rainbow Colored Lights Made of Recycled Straws, Cups and Plates

Cleaning up after a party can be a real drag - but it can also be a clever way to scavenge for materials for your next craft project. Case in point: Fabio de Minicis' fab lamps made out of recycled party

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Massive Closet Made From 918 Analog Cassette Tapes

Massive Closet Made From 918 Analog Cassette Tapes

Wondering what to do with all of your old Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block tapes? You could take a cue from Dutch designer Patrick Schuur and turn them into a useful closet where you can store, well,

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Fallen Maples Home Makes Use of Felled Trees For Interior Touches

Fallen Maples Home Makes Use of Felled Trees For Interior Touches

Dubbed Fallen Maples, this custom home was designed to blend in harmoniously with the heavily wooded two-acre lot it sits on in the Cascade Mountain foothills east of Seattle. The house has several cool

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Love Sign Made of Matches and Reclaimed Wood Sets Hearts Afire

Love Sign Made of Matches and Reclaimed Wood Sets Hearts Afire

With Valentine's Day right around the bend, we thought it was the perfect time to feature artist Pei San Ng's amore-themed matchstick art. Ng arranged approximately 2,500 match sticks with red tips on a

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Blender Lamp is the Perfect Mixture of Style and Sustainability

Blender Lamp is the Perfect Mixture of Style and Sustainability

Talk about the perfect blend of style and sustainable design. This clever hanging lamp by BootsNGus was upcycled from an old blender and provides a unique dose of green lighting to any kitchen. It already

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Company Reclaims and Repurposes Over 5 Million Feet of Wood Fencing

Company Reclaims and Repurposes Over 5 Million Feet of Wood Fencing

Centennial Woods reclaims wood from snow fences across Wyoming and sells the sustainable harvested wood for both interior and exterior applications. The wood is a stunning mixture of grays and browns in

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Giant Boat Shaped Houses in Encinitas, California May Not Be What You Think

Giant Boat Shaped Houses in Encinitas, California May Not Be What You Think

While the faux ship homes would most likely sink right away if ever placed on the open sea, the clever way they are positioned at 726-732 Third St. would fool almost anyone. They "sail" right next to one

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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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How to Make Your Own Recycled Wood Shipping Pallet Dining Table

How to Make Your Own Recycled Wood Shipping Pallet Dining Table

Our friends at ReadyMade sent us a batch of creative DIY projects that reuse reclaimed materials, and this shipping pallet table really caught our eye. Crafted by Jen Turner, who got the idea from a

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Historic Goods Shed Revamped into a Vibrant Warehouse Workplace

Historic Goods Shed Revamped into a Vibrant Warehouse Workplace

The clients, VicUrban and Building Commission & Plumbing Industry Commission (BC/PIC) are both known for their commitment to the environment, so they wanted their new workplaces to walk that walk that

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Preserved Cannon Foundry Wrapped in a Glass Box Makes for a Striking Modern House

Preserved Cannon Foundry Wrapped in a Glass Box Makes for a Striking Modern House

The home is located on a site near Vilnius, Lithuania, and based on an original structure that served as a cannon foundry back in the Middle Ages. The old yellow brick lodge was preserved lovingly by the

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Cedar Haven is a Forest Retreat Made with Reclaimed Logs

Cedar Haven is a Forest Retreat Made with Reclaimed Logs

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat inspired by the cedar trees and tranquility of its surrounding area. Following the specifications of the homeowners who wanted an escape that would fit amicably on a site

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Jurgen Bey’s Fallen Tree Trunk Bench for Droog

Jurgen Bey’s Fallen Tree Trunk Bench for Droog

Seasonal winds and unexpected storms give way to thousands of fallen trees across the country each year. So rather than sending those trunks down the wood chipper, designer Jurgen Bey has reclaimed these

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