Spotted at Ambiente: The Rise of Balloon-Inspired Designs

March 14, 2015



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Art in the City’s 16 inch balloon dog figurines.

On my recent trip to the Ambiente design fair, I spotted some balloon-inspired designs–furniture and objects which brought back fond memories of those iconic balloon sculptures of my childhood. Looks like Read More…

5 Cool Finds Made From Recycled Gutter Parts and More

November 15, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Welcome to our new regular Friday series,Found It! Friday” where we share cool stuff  found here and there.

We’re celebrating  America Recycles Day with five unique creations made from recycled everyday materials, like gutters and glass Read More…

Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013



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As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and … Read More…

Five DIY No-Chills Fire Pits

November 5, 2013



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Photo by House & Fig

It’s getting mighty chilly here in New England so we’re warming up to the idea of these DIY fire pits that combine easy-to-find materials with easy-to-build designs.

We’re talking fire pits that will take the … Read More…

Reclaimed Bicycle Repurposed As Outdoor Fountain in Public Art Installation

August 22, 2013



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When an abandoned rusted bicycle had outlived its usefulness as trustworthy transportation, American born and Berlin-based artist, Brad Downey, mounted it on an equally rusty bike rack then transformed it into a working fountain.


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With an established a reputation … Read More…

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