Recycled Materials

MDC Interiors Creates Awesome LEGO Table With the Help of 3rd Grade Students

MDC Interiors Creates Awesome LEGO Table With the Help of 3rd Grade Students

MDC Interiors was invited to work with The Museum School of Avondale Estates for an art auction to raise money for the school - and they teamed up with a group of talented third graders to assemble this

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Villa Solaire: A Gorgeous 19th Century Alpine Farmhouse Restored with Hand-Carved Wooden Cladding

Villa Solaire: A Gorgeous 19th Century Alpine Farmhouse Restored with Hand-Carved Wooden Cladding

Using the same traditional technique used to aerate hay, JFK and FUGA have left gaps between the spruce cladding to bring in natural light. This combined with cut outs on all sides of the building ensures

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WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

The design team kept a focus on green objectives, using open-cell foam insulation, natural ventilation, and concrete floors. Their main focus was to create a south-sloping roof from which to access solar

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Green-Roofed Sycamore House is an Exemplary LEED Platinum home

Green-Roofed Sycamore House is an Exemplary LEED Platinum home

The Sycamore House replaced an existing home, although roughly 75% of the materials from the original house were reused and Kovac brought in a herd of goats to eat up the vegetation! Only then did he

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Zouk Architects Repurpose Shipping Materials Into Paper Tube Office

Zouk Architects Repurpose Shipping Materials Into Paper Tube Office

Zouk Architects made creative use of affordable and recycled materials to create an interesting space at minimal expense in their new open plan office, which was later called the “Paper tube”

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Anna Garforth Unveils a 3D Digital Model of a Migrating Bear In an Urbanscape

Anna Garforth Unveils a 3D Digital Model of a Migrating Bear In an Urbanscape

Activist and sustainable designer Anna Garforth created a wonderful piece for the recent edition of Dutch Design Week. Dubbed 'Wondering Territory', the 3-D model illustrates the migration of a brown

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Scribe’s House: A Life-Size Apartment Made From Reams of Recycled Paper

Scribe’s House: A Life-Size Apartment Made From Reams of Recycled Paper

Lehmann's nostalgic 'apartment' features a bathtub, curtains, a desk and bed and even little windows, all of which are made of reams and reams of paper. Using only recycled materials, the Argentinian

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DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

DIY: Make a Holiday Activity Advent Calendar for Your Family from Recycled Materials

The holidays are the time when many of us get together and spend time as a family — and what better way to excite the kids by surprising them each day with a specially planned activity. This colorful

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BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

The Split House is a fantastic new renovation located in Melbourne, Australia, completed by architects BiLD. Taking a typical inter-war period house as a starting point, BiLD replaced various elements of

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Mine Kafon: Wind-Propelled Bamboo Sphere Designed to Clear Landmines

Mine Kafon: Wind-Propelled Bamboo Sphere Designed to Clear Landmines

The toys Massoud and his brother Mahmud built as children were created from a variety of  found materials, but all were propelled by the desert’s string winds. For his final project at the Design

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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University's graduate Oliver

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Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Yuya Ushida’s Collapsible XXXX_SOFA is Made From 8,000 Sticks of Recycled Plastic

Produced by Eindhoven’s Royal Ahrend NV, Ushida’s XXXX_SOFA is made of just 4 different lengths of sticks, rings and joints. Each separate part is pretty average, but when put together it is easy to

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Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

Michael Hannaford Crafts Unique Utensils From Recycled Glass Bottles

UK-based designer Michael Hannaford has created a green set of serving utensils made from upcycled glass spirit bottles. Dubbed Spoonboozer, the set is refined, strong, and it reuses resources, making it

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Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Artisans Transform Recycled Coca-Cola Bottles Into Modern Dishware

Earlier this month at Designtide Tokyo, local studio Nendo debuted Bottleware: a collection of beautifully crafted dishware that gives new life to recycled glass Coca-Cola bottles. The green-tinted

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Sander Wassink’s Recycled Scrap Chairs Are in Constant Mutation

Sander Wassink’s Recycled Scrap Chairs Are in Constant Mutation

Sander Wassink‘s “State of Transience” project was inspired by Heraclitus’ quote on perfection: “Nothing is permanent except change”. The Design Academy of Eindhoven graduate uses

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The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

The Best Sustainable Building Products from Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco

A surprisingly political lineup of speakers (including Jerry Brown, Cory Booker, George Pataki, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski) bookended the 2012 Greenbuild conference in San Francisco. They spoke

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Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

Aurora Robson isn't just an artist -- she's also an environmental activist. The Canadian-born artist's elaborate sculptures are made from cut-up plastic bottles and other bits of discarded plastic, which

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Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

Walking around this year’s Dutch Design Week, we almost missed these cute paper vessels made from recycled receipts by Noor Nuyten. Each paper cup is made from a used receipt roll that has been coated

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George Hlavacs’s Recycled Aluminum Zephyr Table Was Inspired by Winds from the Mediterranean Sea

George Hlavacs’s Recycled Aluminum Zephyr Table Was Inspired by Winds from the Mediterranean Sea

When he set out to create the Zephyr table table, Hungarian designer George Hlavacs wanted to create a long-lasting, beautiful and sustainable piece of furniture. The stripy piece of furniture is made

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RX Made and Strand Design Launch Line of Clever Products Made From Reclaimed Wood

RX Made and Strand Design Launch Line of Clever Products Made From Reclaimed Wood

RX Made is on a mission to turn materials from the waste stream into well-made, well-designed products for everyone. The startup has collaborated with Strand Design to develop a line of sustainably

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Shannon O’Hare’s Recycled Material Mobile Victorian House Sets Sail for Desert Lands

Shannon O’Hare’s Recycled Material Mobile Victorian House Sets Sail for Desert Lands

We all know Burning Man is full of oddities, and the annual event draws thousands into the middle of an inhospitable desert to enjoy a week of delusional mayhem. It’s not uncommon to see giant moving

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Hiroshi Fuji Makes a Dazzling Art Installation in Tokyo Using 50,000 Recycled Toys

Hiroshi Fuji Makes a Dazzling Art Installation in Tokyo Using 50,000 Recycled Toys

Hiroshi Fuji is a well-known installation artist and social activist born in Kagoshima City and working all around the globe. He produces large-scale installations, performances and events with a focus

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Beintween Recycles Old Car Tires Into ‘Matireal’ for Permeable Park Pathway

Beintween Recycles Old Car Tires Into ‘Matireal’ for Permeable Park Pathway

Beintween.org is a social + spatial network improv(is)ing spaces that build community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their mission is to make art do work. Over the past 6 months, they've developed an

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Wonder | Wall is a Zero Waste Pavilion for Singapore’s 2012 Archifest

Wonder | Wall is a Zero Waste Pavilion for Singapore’s 2012 Archifest

WOW Architects was one of four shortlisted firms to design the first-ever pavilion for Singapore's Archifest. Their design for Wonder | Wall took inspiration from the location at Fort Canning Park and was

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Nakai House is a $25,000 Design Build Bluff Home Made from Recycled Materials in Utah

Nakai House is a $25,000 Design Build Bluff Home Made from Recycled Materials in Utah

Design Build Bluff is a design/build program that gives architecture grad students the chance to get some hands-on experience while building a home for a person in the Navajo Nation. The latest home was

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Andy Avalar Makes Unique Business Card Holders From Electronic Components

Andy Avalar Makes Unique Business Card Holders From Electronic Components

After spending years in the computer repair business, mixed media artist Andy Avalar found a good use for all of the old computer and electronic components he collected by transforming them into unique

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MOMO is a Pop-Up Shop Made From Dozens of Recycled Windows

MOMO is a Pop-Up Shop Made From Dozens of Recycled Windows

Tong wanted to create an independent store that contrasted from the big box stores and chain boutiques that surround the atrium in the mall. The resulting shop resembles a misshapen childhood fort, clad

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And Vinyly Turns Your Remains Into a Vinyl Record When You Die!

And Vinyly Turns Your Remains Into a Vinyl Record When You Die!

“Dig into the groove!” If you want to be spinning jams into the afterlife, get your ashes pressed into a vinyl record. As an alternative to anaerobic decomposition, UK-based company And Vinyly

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King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

King County Parks and HyBrid Architecture Unveil Upcycled Shipping Container Camper

King County Parks just finished a new, comfortable and ecologically-sound camping structure that was created from a 24-foot-long used cargo container. The project, dubbed “Re-Tain” was

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Seung Han Lee’s Scrap Wood Chair is Made from Recycled Wood and Plastic Resin

Seung Han Lee’s Scrap Wood Chair is Made from Recycled Wood and Plastic Resin

  When you make something out of wood, you are almost always left with several pieces of scrap wood that aren't easy to use. Designer Seung Han Lee found a clever use for those pieces of

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