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35mm Film USB Stick

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Repurposed film canister houses 4GB flash drive. $23.99

Irony alert! 35mm film may be all but obsolete, but Etsy user newfocus has found a modern purpose for the old film canisters: Storing digital matter. The film canisters have been repurposed as shells that house flash drives for easy transfer of digital files. Just like the 35mm film stored photographic negatives in its previous life, the canisters now provde storage capacity for digital images......read more

Orbits Ceiling Lamp

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Stil Novo Design skillfully recycles wine barrel hoops to create this rustic chandelier. $870.00

In Italian "stil novo" means "new style," which seems a befitting tag for a company that refashions old stuff into a variety of stylish objects for the home. Stil Novo Design's preferred source materials are discarded wine barrels collected around NorCal wine country. The Orbits Ceiling Lamp makes creative use of the metal hoops that wrap around the oak barrels. The steel bands are woven and......read more

Recycled Paper Lampshade by Ginkgo Studio

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A different sort of "reading light" $59.00

Ginkgo Studio, the Dutch eco design house known for their DIY green walls, comes through with another winner. Created from the pages of upcycled novels, the Paper Lampshade is a beautiful piece of sustainable design, made specifically for low-heat LED bulbs. When you turn on the light, a pattern of shadows shows through the translucent pages. Turn it off, and an elegant sculpture remains....read more

Muuto Restore Storage Basket

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Stylish storage unit made from recycled plastic bottles. $120.00

Here's a handy one. Young Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen created this multifunctional basket to store anything from magazines and newspapers to toys and firewood. On the green tip, the super-useful design is made of soft-but-durable felt that itself is made from recycled plastic bottles. The Muuto Restore Basket measures 13.7 x 18.75 x 9" and is available in light grey, blue, purple,......read more

Trestles Tote

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Practical day bag designed by Heather Heron for Environment. $495.00

Environment Furniture teamed up with eco-focused California designer Heather Heron to create the superb Environment by Heather Heron collection. One of our favorite pieces from the range is the Trestles Tote, a utilitarian shoulder bag made from a combination of recycled Japanese denim (the best there is) and organic hemp cultivated locally in California. At 18X16", the Trestles Tote is......read more

Recycled Mail Sack iPad Case

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A throwback case for a modern device $55.00

If you have an iPad and you're feeling the heritage/Americana/workwear trend that's swept over the world of fashion, then this Recycled Mail Sack iPad Case is just for you. Handmade from repurposed mail sacks, the carry case is lined with a soft ultrasuede interior (collected from scraps), so your screen stays clean and crisp. Also features a riveted pocket that's holds a cord or a thumb drive......read more

Kaktus by Artecnica

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Indoor/outdoor stool (or storage!) made of 100% recycled aluminum $250.00

Kaktus is a recycled aluminum stool originally introduced by Artecnica in 2008. Now it's back in a variety of colors as part of the company's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Designed by Artecnica co-founder Enrico Bressan, the Kaktus draws inspiration from the Staghorn Cholla cactus, with a skeletal design that is both super lightweight and surprisingly sturdy. The versatile piece works well both......read more

Recycled Belt Floor Mat

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Handsome, handmade floor mat from TING Studios $688.00

Designer Inghua Ting of London, UK-based TING Studio has an impressive range of lux fashion accessories and homewares made from salvaged materials. From the TING collection comes this rustic leather floor mat crafted from upcycled belts, featuring warm tones and textures that conjure the timeless look and feel of worn wood. The mat is handmade by mounting the vintage leather belts on a backing of......read more

Magazine Stool by NJU Studio

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DIY design transforms old mags into a cool stool $185.00

Finally, a useful way to store all of our back issues of Playb--I mean Dwell. The Magazine Stool ("Hockenheimer"), designed by Germany-based NJU Studio, turns old periodicals into a smart piece of sustainable furniture. The DIY kit features a wooden base, a pillow seat, and dual leather belts with cinches that let you make a  a stool of varying heights depending on how......read more

Recycled Milled Steel Planters

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Colorful plant containers from Sprout Home $39.75

After the weekend snowstorm, our East Coast friends may not be thinking much about gardening, but over here on the sunny West Coast, we're still looking for planting ideas and accessories. These planters from Sprout Home are made in the USA from at least 50 percent recycled steel, and are available in a bunch of fun colors, from retro green to aqua blue to bright yellow. Rugged yet smooth, the......read more

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