Ten Cool and Creative Upcycling Ideas

December 20, 2014



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Upcycling is not just an admirable play on words, it’s also a creative way to produce less waste while contributing to the increasingly important effort towards sustainability. But besides all that, it can just be a lot of fun. Once Read More…

Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014



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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that Read 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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User-Designed Table Using Recycled Wine Bottles

January 30, 2013

 



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In part a celebration of the social aspects of wine, Brazilian designer Tati Guimarães created Dvinus as an interactive user experience that forces one to contemplate reusing otherwise disposable objects for a sustainable design.



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Dvinus is a collection of … Read More…

From Dustpan to Garden

August 17, 2010







Better hanging in your urban garden than in a landfill, yes? We’ve seen all sorts of discarded items breathe new life as garden containers, and some, like this vintage dustpan spotted on Etsy, as vertical gardens. Do you have … Read More…

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