Booze bottles turned into cool hookahs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 March 2014

Instead of throwing away those old bottles of booze, why not make hookah art? TheHOOKAHolic store is a Los Angeles-based Etsy store making empty bottles of gin, vodka and even Jägermeister into smokin’ hot hookahs. Each hookah is handmade with a custom-built purge valve system and custom diffused stems, and each one comes with a […]

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Lamp created from recycled drink packets

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By Sara Halas in New Products on Friday 13 September 2013

Designer Ed Chew has created these cool looking lamps using drink packets that are unfolded and then refolded into hexagonal and pentagonal sections. They reflect shadows and patterns on the surfaces around them, and can be arranged into a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Perfect for those of us who are environmentally conscious.

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Recycled wooden pallets make functional facade of student residence

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 31 July 2013

So, is this the best student housing we’ve seen yet? Architect Stéphane Malka took an eco-friendly approach to the Rue Amelot in Paris by affixing reappropriating hinged wooden pallets to the existing building, so these can let natural light filter through when they slide accordingly. We have to admit it all just looks really cool.

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Download this fabulous FM Radio for free

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 9 May 2013

Like what you see? Go ahead, just download it for free. I love this new trend of free download for product designs. Now, even cool electronics have entered the realm of DIY arts and crafts. If you have access to a laser cutter and some extra materials lying around, then you can make this. And you can […]

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Weird fashion trend: children’s books as a dress

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 25 April 2013

This recycled dress design takes the concept of a fairy tale princess storybook and makes it reality in a very unexpected way. These children’s storybooks were pieced together in order to form a dress worthy of Cinderella’s wedding day. Designed by Ryan Novelline, the clever gown consists entirely of iconic Golden Books.

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Wedding dress made for just $36 using bread bag clips

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Wednesday 24 April 2013

Pinching pennies anywhere possible with your wedding plans? It looks like this crafty Aussie bride was, too. She made this couture wedding dress for just $36. How is this possible? Stephanie Watson and her sweetie collected over 10,000 bread clips. And those little red, white and yellow pieces of plastic worked as lovely scale pieces to embroider […]

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Water tower converted into stunning apartment building in Antwerp

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By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Thursday 11 April 2013

I love this super modern apartment building in Antwerp. Known as Woning Moereels, the building was converted from an outdated water tower by the Belgian architect, Jo Crepain. The structure is semi-translucent and literally glows. The building is like a monumental lantern to the rest of the landscape. I would love to live in something like this.

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Television screen made of 625 remote controls

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 8 April 2013

Check out this awesome video of a television screen made up of old remote controls. All 625 controls work together to project images thanks to the genius of Christ Shen. The LED infrared display can only be viewed through special goggles. Very cool.

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Green Collect: Amazing Recycled art

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By Matt Blackwood in New Art on Monday 25 March 2013

Ever wondered what happened to that bundle of Leisure Suit Larry floppies? In between supplying me with thousands of keyboard keys to make 1Story, Green Collect gives employment opportunities to marginalised members of the community, so that they can make awesome things from the Amstrad PC1512 that’s lying in your garage!

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BookMooch: a book lovers social media dream

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By Sara Halas in Cool Websites on Thursday 7 March 2013

BookMooch is a website for avid readers who like giving away old books in exchange for ones they want to read. If somebody has a book on your wish list, they send it to you. If someone wants a book from your inventory, you send it to them. Membership is free, and has reached around […]

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Custom built bicycles made entirely from wrecked cars

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 26 February 2013

These custom built bicycles were made entirely from recycled car parts. The citizen’s of Lola Madrid design started the Bicycled project as a means to create the healthiest, most ecological means of transportation. When you ride one of these well crafted bicycles, you’re not only doing your physical health a favor, but your doing mother […]

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Recycled metal sculptures by Edward Martinet

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Friday 20 April 2012

These intricate animal and insect sculptures made from recycled objects were created by French artist Edward Martinet. He makes use of everyday objects, from old typewriters, kitchen utensils, to whatever else he thinks he could make use of.

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Sunglasses made from recycled material

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By Sean in New Products on Friday 6 April 2012

These are eco-friendly sunglasses with frames made from 100 percent recycled material. The frames will have a unique surface design not seen on any other pair of sunglasses. The hinges and lenses are the same used by many top designers in the industry. The glasses ship in recycled cardboard boxes and pouches made from reused clothing. Sweet, huh?

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Turning aluminum cans into stunning works of art

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By David Morgan in New Eco on Thursday 5 April 2012

AluMosaics is an art form that transforms aluminum cans into stunning works of art. Founded by artist Jeff Ivanhoe, AluMosaics combines recycling and reuse with creativity and imagination. Ivanhoe’s pieces have been featured in My Modern Metropolis, Travel Host magazine, MyTekLife magazine and the Pheonix Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he teaches the art of AluMosaics to dozens of students in the Arizona-area, inspiring others to explore the depths of their creative imagination. 

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Gift cards made from leftover barley from a microbrewery

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By Merzipan in New Eco on Wednesday 19 October 2011

It’s beer-themed gift cards made from the leftover barley from a microbrewery. A gift to guzzlers everywhere, and even available to breweries with their own logo, these cards are by Twisted Limb, purveyor of many other awesome recycled paper products. Let the spirits flow!

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