Tag Archive for recycling

A Public Park in Taipei Welded From Recycled Light Posts (8 pics)

From the mass of Taipei’s urban waste comes the project “Swings Park,” a public playground area constructed from dozens of unwanted lamp posts. The project is a collaboration between Taipei-based design studio City Yeast and Spanish art collective Basurma , two groups that aim to produce experimental design as positive activations for a city’s infrastructure and its residents.

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A Public Park in Taipei Welded From Recycled Light Posts (8 pics)

Collage House by S+PS Architects (32 pics)

Living in Mumbai, India it is impossible to ignore the informal settlements in the city, and if looked at closely there are many lessons to be learnt in frugality, adaptability, multi-tasking, resourcefulness and ingenuity.

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Collage House by S+PS Architects (32 pics)

E-Waste Problem (7 pics)

Sustainable development goal target 12.5 is to reduce waste. But with a planet increasingly dependent on technology, is that even possible? As of today, over 30m tonnes of electronic waste has been thrown out so far this year, according to the World Counts.

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E-Waste Problem (7 pics)

Everything is Incredible: A Man Ravaged by Polio Spends his Life Building a Helicopter from Trash (2 pics)

I honestly have no idea where or when I first saw this film, but it’s stuck with me for over a year, and unable to find it again after searching the past few days I turned to Jason Sondi over at Vimeo. Armed with my vague description, and despite never having seen it himself, he found it in about 10 seconds. Everything is Incredible is a short documentary by Tyler Bastian , Trevor Hill and Tim Skousen about a man named Agustin from Siguatepeque, Honduras who was struck with polio at a young age..

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Everything is Incredible: A Man Ravaged by Polio Spends his Life Building a Helicopter from Trash (2 pics)

100 Hoopties: Recycled Bicycle Part Artworks by Jennifer Beatty (12 pics)

100 Hoopties: Recycled Bicycle Part Artworks by Jennifer Beatty During a period of 100 consecutive days in 2014, California-based designer and cyclist Jennifer Beatty challenged herself to reimagine an iconic piece of artwork using only scrapped bicycle parts. “100 Hoopties was partly Inspired by the cycling subculture, her lust for upcycling and the sheer challenge of completing 100 posters in 100 days. Jenny’s favorite rides are centuries where you ride 100 consecutive miles in a single day.s

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100 Hoopties: Recycled Bicycle Part Artworks by Jennifer Beatty (12 pics)

San Francisco-Based Company Builds Guitars From Recycled Skateboard Decks (7 pics)

Nick Pourfard is 22-year-old artist, musician, and skateboarder currently combing his multiple talents into one package: guitars built from reclaimed skateboard decks. The San Francisco-based industrial design student taught himself woodworking to tackle the project which he branded as Prisma Guitars . Each instrument is 100% handmade and composed of skateboards that have been used or broken.)

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San Francisco-Based Company Builds Guitars From Recycled Skateboard Decks (7 pics)

Old Books Transformed into Imaginative 3D Illustrations of Fairy Tale Scenes (7 pics)

Seattle-based artist Isobelle Ouzman  creates 3D illustrations from discarded books found in dumpsters, recycling bins, and local thrift stores. She adopts these forgotten books as a way to give them a second life, cutting and pasting the books into layered fairy tale scenes instead of letting the novels collect dust or fall prey to the elements. Ouzman creates her whimsical and monochromatic environments with an X-Acto knife, glue, watercolors and Micron pens.)

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Old Books Transformed into Imaginative 3D Illustrations of Fairy Tale Scenes (7 pics)