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Ppcapsule

PP Capsule – Chairs filled with Upcycled Plastic Bottle Caps

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Each time I throw a plastic bottle into a recycle bin, I am unsure of what to do with the cap.  I know that they are not recyclable, but it feels wrong to throw them in the garbage.  The caps are made out of a different plastic than the bottles, the  #5 plastic and usually are not taken by most […]

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Empire

The Empire Drive-In – The Drive-In Theatre with Upcycled Cars

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Drive in theaters, where you could sit and watch a movie in your car were popular in the late 1950s, and there were between 4000 and 5000 drive-ins. Today it is reported that there are about 422 that are open around the world. (1) Brooklyn-based artists Jeff Stark and Todd Chandler have created a drive-in movie theater experience that mixes […]

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Washingmachine Chair

Make a Chair Out of a Washing Machine

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Clothes washers are about 65% percent steel, in addition to the motor, oils, electrical components, hoses and other materials.  Each year some 60,000,000 washing machines are sold around the world.   Usually the steel is recycled, but designer Tony Grigorian created a design to create one or more chairs out of a single washing machine. Griogorian created some simple directions to […]

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Biketree

El Arbol – The Bike Tree

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El Arbol, the Bike Tree, is a unique bike that looks like a large green tree on wheels (with two people pedaling on the structure.) The bike was made by Rock the Bike, a group which originates in Berkeley, CA and is comprised of bike users and advocates who create unique bikes and events in order to get people in […]

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Lighwall

LightWall: An Upcycled Studio Space That is Up for Auction

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ReSpace is a competition that aims to raise awareness of reuse materials while showcasing creative and successful space designs.  For 2012, the challenge was to design a small flexible space that could be used as a workshop, studio space, shop, or community space that was made out of reused and upcycled materials. There were over 30 entries, and the winning […]

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