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 decorative … Read More…

Fun DIY Raised Bed Gardens From Interlocking Blocks

September 15, 2013

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Here’s how to create an urban garden in a snap. A couple of friends, a designer and two “produce evangelists” from Portland, Oregon (where else, right?) have joined forces to develop a Lego-like modular system for making easy-to-assemble raised bedsRead More…

Found it! Bright Ideas for DIY Lighting Using Repurposed Household Objects

September 3, 2013

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We were intrigued with the fun and unique lighting ideas out there all made from upcycled household objects. For the crafty out there, here are some creative DIY instructions as well as ready-to-go designs you can purchase.

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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 for … Read More…

Youth Orchestra’s Instruments All Made From Recycled Landfill Trash

July 22, 2013

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“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” In the barrios of Paraguay, there is a a youth orchestra whose musical instruments are made exclusively from the trash of the local landfill.

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Cateura, Paraguay is built on top of a … Read More…

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