Mike Chino

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2011

by , 05/22/11

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Build it Green NYC worked women in the ReNew program to design and build a set of furniture made of wood salvaged from NYC water towers.

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Ashley Jean Landon salvages off-cuts from wood shops and transforms them into miniature trees! Her Reforestation “forest” is a response to the tremendous amount of waste in the lumber industry.

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Brooklyn-based Paper No. 9 creates beautiful vegan bags with a leather-like aesthetic by treating sheets of common cardboard with oils and heat to make them soft and supple. The result is a velvety texture that wears well and only become more beautiful with age.

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6 Comments

  1. Matty June 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Such a deep asnwer! GD&RVVF

  2. Taron June 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

    You’re the greastet! JMHO

  3. Jonni June 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I’m out of league here. Too much brain power on dislapy!

  4. Sanne June 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I bow down humbly in the presence of such gearntses.

  5. Addrienne May 31, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’m not esaliy impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! :)

  6. Tessie May 31, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Wow! Great thniikng! JK

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