Recycled Materials

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 offers the

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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 developed by Joel

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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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Jay Watson Makes Pixelated Furniture from Recycled Corian Samples

Jay Watson Makes Pixelated Furniture from Recycled Corian Samples

Using recycled Corian samples from kitchen designers and sustainably sourced birch, Oxfordshire-based designer Jay Watson built this beautiful credenza. Corian is a popular material for kitchen

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Japanese Artist Makaon Recycles Trash into American Pop Culture Icons

Japanese Artist Makaon Recycles Trash into American Pop Culture Icons

Makaon collects every day materials that most people consider to be rubbish, cleans them off, sometimes crushes the cans if necessary, and sorts his bounty of recycled materials into different colors.

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BRZ Architecture’s Cozy LEED Platinum Southern Cottage Finds a Home on Spring Island, SC

BRZ Architecture’s Cozy LEED Platinum Southern Cottage Finds a Home on Spring Island, SC

Spring Island is a community located in 3,000 acres of maritime forest along the coast of South Carolina. This new community is home to luxury estates and a gated community surrounding an Arnold Palmer

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8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Will Make Your Kid the Talk of the Town (In a Good Way)

Kids often accuse their eco-minded parents of taking recycling and DIY projects to a level that is socially suicidal, especially during holidays like Halloween. So we put together a series of awesome

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Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Will.i.am, Coca-Cola’s ‘Ekocycle’ Initiative Welcomes Levi’s and Case-Mate

Since Will.i.am and Coca-Cola launched their 'Ekocycle' initiative in July to educate the hip, young crowd about the importance of recycling, scores of brands have joined the fun, including Levi's and

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Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Ecotelhado Colombia is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Bogotá topped with a green rooftop garden. An intensive renovation transformed the roof of the 50-year-old building into a verdant space that

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Industoftrial Uses Unconventional Materials to Give a Prague Apartment a Colorful Facelift

Industoftrial Uses Unconventional Materials to Give a Prague Apartment a Colorful Facelift

Young designer Ondra Bumbalek wanted to create an unusual interior for his apartment in Prague, Czech Republic. He sought to reconstruct the space for the lowest cost possible without sacrificing an

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Dan Goldstein’s Re-Ply Chair is a Minimalist Recliner Made from Recycled Cardboard

Dan Goldstein’s Re-Ply Chair is a Minimalist Recliner Made from Recycled Cardboard

The Re-Ply reclining chair uses a patent-pending molding technique to shape four plys of cardboard into a strong comfortable shell. Not only does the re-ply use cardboard in a way never done before, its

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Ashley Baldwin-Smith’s Tube Chair is Made Entirely from Recycled Steel Tubes

Ashley Baldwin-Smith’s Tube Chair is Made Entirely from Recycled Steel Tubes

Cambridge-based artist and contemporary furniture designer Ashley Baldwin-Smith from Ashwin Studio specializes in creating furniture from found objects, recycled engine parts and scrap

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Charming Timber Matchbox House in Michigan is on Track for LEED Platinum

Charming Timber Matchbox House in Michigan is on Track for LEED Platinum

Completed in the summer of 2012, the Matchbox House in Ann Arbor has a compact footprint and is landscaped using only indigenous plant species that require absolutely zero irrigation. Low-flow toilets,

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100% Recycled Paperwallets are Pieces of Art That Hold Your Cash

100% Recycled Paperwallets are Pieces of Art That Hold Your Cash

The founders of Paperwallet wanted to create a new kind of canvas for art – so they designed a wallet that could feature the work of artists from all over the world. Consumers can carry around art in

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Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store Upcycles Old Cameras into Cool Urban Designs

Four Corner Store recently launched this series of upcycled cameras and stands -- a quirky collection of cameras that have been transformed into camera art installations. The designs, formed from old

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Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Bruce Munro Creates 100 Giant Shining Waterlilies from 65,000 CDs

Now that CDs have gone the way of the 8-track tape, what is there to do with all that useless metal and plastic? UK Artist Bruce Munro took 65,000 defunct discs and turned them into 100 shining

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The Yard is an Ambitious Self-Build Estate Constructed to BREEAM Standards in the UK

The Yard is an Ambitious Self-Build Estate Constructed to BREEAM Standards in the UK

The plan for the site was split into three phases; the first construction phase formed a ring of self-built houses around a communal green space. The second phase saw the homes finished with external

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Giant Salvaged Wood Sculptures by Robots>>>> Ascend the Hayward Gallery on London’s South Bank

Giant Salvaged Wood Sculptures by Robots>>>> Ascend the Hayward Gallery on London’s South Bank

Robots>>>> is a London-based art collective that builds large-scale sculpture from recycled and repurposed scrap. Designers, artists, engineers and art directors collaborate to create

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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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Orla Kiely’s ‘Intimate Garden Shed’ is a Tiny Pop-Up Home Filled With Plants

Orla Kiely’s ‘Intimate Garden Shed’ is a Tiny Pop-Up Home Filled With Plants

Orla Kiely rocked the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year with the Intimate Garden Shed, a vintage tiny home full of plants and flowers. Famous for her prints, the London-based Irish designer wasted no

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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

This classic Acapulco Chair - a celebrated 1950’s design - has been re-imagined by The Common Project with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair from the

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‘Memorabilia’ Showcases Unique Eco-Designs within a Gorgeous Medieval Monastery at Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale

‘Memorabilia’ Showcases Unique Eco-Designs within a Gorgeous Medieval Monastery at Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale

Memorabili's scenographers and local eco-designers Kaspar Hamacher and Matylda Krzykowski exhibited ¨Display Case¨, a set of 12 solid oak containers made from fallen trees. The storage system can

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JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

JAMESPLUMB Transforms Vintage Suitcases Into Elegant Chests of Drawers

The British design team JAMESPLUMB is known for its ingenious one-of-a-kind furnishings and interiors created from antiques, cast-offs, and found objects. We were struck by these beautiful and useful

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