The problem with awesome things like these pencils made out of recycled newspaper is that you almost don’t want to use them.
Artist Yuken Teruya creates stunning tree sculptures out of shopping bags and toilet paper rolls. By using Tiffany, Paul Smith, and fast food shopping bags, he reminds us that we are in a state of consumer over-indulgence, using up natural resources and need to reconnect to nature. Transforming these bags into the magical world that he creates inspires one to run for the nearest forest and take a little walk, spending time with the real thing.
Conceptual artist Nari Ward’s usage of found and re-purposed material focuses less on the narrative of their discarding and instead plays on the ways shapes, scale, and materiality affect our understanding of various tangible as well as intellectual and abstract relationships between objects, institutions, and ideas.
Japanese designers Harumaki and Hirosher began creating jewelry back in 2003 but have since shifted their energies towards using recycled skateboard decks to shape their striking artwork.
This design by Gabriel Dishaw is an original creation constructed from little more than old junk such as adding machines, typewriters, and computer parts bound together using wire.
Two different artistic experiences come together in this project. Anatomicfactory’s objects meet Bombo’s illustrations, giving us food for thought on the ambiguity of products that often have a hidden second nature.