household reuse, Tag

  • AND WE HAVE A WINNER! We’ve got our 2010 Spring Greening Contest winners and boy are they doozies! This year we invited designers and enterprising crafters alike to see if they could turn some drab trash into some amazing...
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  • DRUMROLL PLEASE… Spring has sprung, the votes have been cast, and we’re excited to announce the winners of our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest! We feel fortunate to have such an incredibly talented reader...
  • We were glad to see that we’re not the only ones that, upon unpackaging our shiny new macbook, thought it was such a shame to use such a lovely case just for packaging material...
  • Recycled Aluminum Soda Can Brooch Wed, 15 Apr 09, 7:00am
    Another inspiring finalist in our Spring Greening Contest is Kumvana Gomani, who created this beautiful little bird brooch from recycled aluminum. To make it she took an aluminum can, flattened it, cut out the shape, sanded...
  • San Francisco’s James Sampayan offers up a bright idea for the Spring Greening DIY Contest that combines old and new to create a lovely pendant lamp that gives the lowly light bulb a second life during which to “live...
  • One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest, Nibha Jain and Srikanth Jalasutram’s “Orange” dish drying rack puts wet dishes to work by using their droplets to water a mini herb garden...
  • With Easter on its way, those of us who engaged in egg-dying festivities are likely to have lots of empty egg crates lying around. Rather than tossing them in the trash (or compost bin!), why not follow Federico Otero’s...
  • We tend to run through umbrella’s pretty quickly in New York and there isn’t much to be done with them when they die. But Taryn Zychal, a Philidelphia-based industrial designer, is taking broken-down umbrellas...
  • One of our fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Competition, this clever DIY project takes two types of plungers and transforms them into a stylish table lamp...
  • Ben Light’s namesake shines through in this brilliant lamp born from his resolve to salvage his grandfather’s old Electrolux vacuum cleaner. One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Contest the project is based...
  • Book Shelf Made From Books Wed, 8 Apr 09, 8:00am
    While we’re not sure if this book shelf made from books constitutes literary cannibalism, you can rest assured that Yann Martel and Nick Hornby would appreciate seeing their works put to such creative and pleasing reuse...
  • Lamp Made From Vintage Blender Tue, 7 Apr 09, 5:00am
    Have an extra blender, toaster, or waffle maker lying around? Why not reclaim these old appliances by turning them one into lamps like Virginia-based Melinda Merinsky does...
  • Drops Recycled Upholstery Chair Tue, 7 Apr 09, 7:00am
    One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Design Competition, this cozy looking chair was made by Camilla Hounsell Halvorsen, a Norway-based furniture designer...
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