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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 Known as Woning Moereels, the building was converted from an outdated water tower by the Belgian architect, Jo Crepain.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.
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?
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.
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!
Sara Lynch is an artist who lives so far north in New York State that she is almost Canadian. She makes hybrid functional ceramic sculptures and crazy mixed-media paintings on old clothing. But it’s her new line of jewellery that I’m interested in right now.