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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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Goedzak

Goedzak (“good bag”) – Bag Design for Upcycling

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Currently in my house, we have a corner of the basement that is dedicated for things that we want to give away, or put out on garbage day, with the hope that someone will take it instead of the items ending up in a landfill.  This works well for the larger things that people can see from the road, but […]

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Bicycled

Bicycled: A Bike Made of Junkyard Cars

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Bicycled is a upcyling project where the frame of a bike is made out of recycled materials that come from cars from the junkyard. Lola Madrid, who is behind the project strips cars of parts such as the transmission belt, upholstery materials, and door handles and uses them to make a new bike. Which parts are used for what purpose? […]

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Bread

Baguette Tables: Tables made out of Upcycled Bread

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All around us is food being thrown away.  We can’t always see it, since it is often in dumpsters or bins, and located behind the restaurants and stores that we visit.  The designers Tomek and Gosia Rygalik of Studio Rygalik decided to create tables out of bread that was thrown away, in order bring attention to the issue.     Their Baguette […]

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Upcycle Clothes

Talking Trash – Reet Aus Upcycling Fashion Designs

I recently checked out what was going on with Pixelache, in Helsinki Finland, and read about an upcoming workshop by Reet Aus, based in Tallinn,Estonia.  Her work is inspired by how discarded garments can become wearable designs. Aus works with production leftovers, and other upcycled materials and promotes the the idea that this model can be applied to mass production. […]

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