Bic Pen Recycled Into Daisy Vase
July 22, 2009, 1:18 pm
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THIS is the kind of recycled design I like to see.

via idealist


Broken Camera Plant Pot
July 11, 2009, 2:16 pm
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via Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

Dumpsters Transformed into Urban Swimming Pools
July 8, 2009, 6:37 pm
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Great! Maybe shipping containers too?

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Recycled Glass Bottle Utensils & Cups by Laurence Brabant
October 7, 2008, 10:26 am
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Those spoons are rad.

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Turning Old CDs into “Vinyl” Records by Aleks Kolkowski
September 16, 2008, 12:54 am
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As a fan of music I love this. And because I am a fan of recycled design, I am absolutely in love with this. Basically, the artist uses a vinyl cutter to cut grooves into CDs to that can play on record players. To me, it seems a little too good to be true without some kind of modification. I really really really would like to know just how good it sounds and if the rigid plastic of the cd would just tear up your needle. I need to get my hands on one. Thumbs up.

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Shardlery & Shardalier by Daniel Harper: Break Glass Bottles to Make Your Own Lamp
August 28, 2008, 11:10 am
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Now this is a crazy object. But a lot of fun! This object was created especially for me – for my deviant behavior. In order for this object to work someone needs to throw empty bottles against a cement backing. Breaking bottles can release a lot tension.

There are really two parts to this object: the Sharldery and the Shardalier. The Shardlery is like a factory. You throw in a bottle and glass shards are produced. The Shardalier catches the broken glass becoming a lamp the light of which shines through the glass shards. I’ve actually witnessed people hugging this product at parties. It’s a big “hit”.


Definitely a refreshing take on interactive furniture, and very very creative. I want one.

via elsewareinc

Newspaper Brickmaker
August 24, 2008, 2:40 am
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This ol contraption will turn old newspapers into bricks for firestarting. I would use it to make a mass of floating bricks and set them loose in a pond. If anyone has any experience with this thing, send me an email and let me know if the bricks it creates is hollow or solid.

via Gizmodo