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Brauer Eco-Art: French Artist Designs Robots Using Industrial Remnants and Other Reclaimed Materials

By | January 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm | 3 comments

Since the 1960s robots have been built as tools to assist us with industrial projects that would allow for an increase in manufacturing affluence and consumerism. Idealistic and quadratic in shape, they have always been representative of a vague future where life would be...

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Sustainable Surfboard Showers Are Making Waves

By | January 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm | One comment

Kelp Forest design. Photo via www.willandjane.com As a surfer it is always nice to step off the beach after a long surf session and shower away the sand and salt water from the day. One company, Sustainable + Functional + Art, is taking this shower experience a step further...

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Art Made from Discarded Clothing

By | January 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm | No comments

Art by Guerra de la Paz via guerradelapaz.com The average American produces 29 pounds of waste in one week. While most of this waste is generally in the form of (often compostable) trash, a small percentage of clothing makes its way to landfills where it can take years to...

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Recycled Collage Art by Derek Gores

By | January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments

Art by Derek Gores via derekgores.com Much in the way that the memories we live are locked away in our minds, the single-use objects we use – which make up a substantial amount of who we are on this earth today – are often distant remnants of forgotten times....

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Habitat Center #2461

By | December 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm | No comments

Photo by Pomsmith via flickr Visiting his grandfather always made Tad uncomfortable. He was a strange old man; well, let’s be honest, he was downright weird. It seemed as though Granddad had gotten stuck in an earlier time, and his weirdness was that he preferred to stay...

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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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The Green Cube

By | September 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm | One comment

Photo by MikeBehnken via flickr He’s been eye to eye with rattlesnakes too long for one to peaceably sit in gray and stay quiet. Fools become trees forced to grow wise, and cast eyes down on humble barefoot passing ...

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