Lamps and Candlestick Holders Made from Recycled Materials

By | December 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm | One comment

Cocoa-Cola Light. Photo via Helmut Smits' website. Artist Helmut Smits uses old tin cans, bottles, plastic, brass, and other found items to make interesting sculptures, designs (like his tin can drum set) and even lamps. Smits, who is a multidisciplinary visual artist from...

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Art Made From Recycled Skateboard Decks

By | November 29, 2010 at 7:58 am | No comments

Haroshi's moose head. Photo by EcoDesenvolvimento via flickr. Using old skateboard pieces from broken and crashed boards, Japanese artist, Haroshi, creates innovative art that bends the senses (and the board). Haroshi, who is also a longtime skateboarder himself, is inspired...

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Make an Upcycled Shopping Cart Chair

By | October 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments

Photo by wholman1 via flickr In this video, John Park gives us instructions on how to take an old shopping cart and turn it into a functional, stylish chair. With the popularity of upcycled shopping cart chairs hitting the web a few years ago, there are a variety of designs...

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New York City Trash for Sale

By | September 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Photo by NYC Garbage via flickr If you live in a dense city like New York or San Francisco you understand what people mean when they describe alleyways soaked in rubbish-rich stench. Simple mathematics will tell you that when you take large quantities of people and squeeze...

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Design Your Own Recyclable, Writable Wallet

By | September 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | One comment

It isn't too often that someone provides you with a blank canvas and says, "create," "design," or "express yourself!" Especially when it comes to wallets. If you're like me, wallets generally bring out the practical attributes of your "inner retail shopper," causing you to...

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‘Bag Monster’ Raises Awareness of Plastic Pollution

By | August 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm | No comments

Photo by BagMonster via flickr Surrounded by mounds of bags, a sign that reads, "Don't Feed The Monster," and wearing a slick suit made of plastic bags, the 'Bag Monster' makes himself at home on a busy Seattle street to educate the public about the adverse effects of...

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Sustainable Art Gallery Opens in California

By | June 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm | No comments

With the environment in mind, Re-Gallery specializes in artifacts made from re- claimed materials which are re-visioned and re-purposed to create sustainable art. Ranging from sculptures made of scrap wood to jewelry made from watch parts and handbags made from discarded...

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‘Bold Native’ Premieres in Los Angeles

By | June 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm | One comment

Crest Theatre for the Premiere of 'Bold Native.' Photo by Nicole Schlosser. Open Road Films debuted Bold Native, its labor of love, on Wednesday, June 16 at the Majestic Crest Theatre in Los Angeles. The piece bravely explores the territory of animal activism and those...

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“Skin” Flick Premiere Exposes Fur Trade

By | June 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments

Attorney, Shannon Keith at the premiere of her film Skin Trade. Photo by Tuesday Phillips. An enthusiastic crowd of animal rights activists and curious filmgoers gathered at The Majestic Crest Theatre in Los Angeles for an Animal Rescue Media and Education (ARME) benefit...

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Jack Johnson Pioneers Eco-Touring

By | June 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm | One comment

With the release of Jack Johnson’s new album, “To The Sea” and his upcoming tour, he has focused on keeping it green. Johnson produced his album and will be hosting his concert with an eco-friendly theme, focusing on minimizing the environmental impact of his...

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