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SHFT Sampler 10-22-10

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Weekly links: Prop 23, boats turned into buildings, and why all architecture is becoming green.

SHFT honchos Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer spoke to Huff Post about Prop 23. "It's about our future, period," said Peter. "Are oil companies defending their hold on our addiction? Of course they are. They'll do whatever they can to prevent clean tech from growing. That's what Prop 23 is all about." California, stand up! Vote NO on Prop 23. For whatever......read more

Matthew Levesque's Reimagined Gardens

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Local, repurposed materials open up new possibilities for gardens.

Matthew Levesque is on a crusade to prove that landscape design doesn't have to be boring or expensive. In his new book, "The Revolutionary Yardscape: Ideas for Repurposing Local Materials to Create Containers, Pathways, Lighting, and More," Levesque offers inspiration and tips on using unexpected materials to spruce up the area around your home. The book is filled with images and......read more

Driftwood iPhone Charging Dock

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One-of-a-kind iPhone station juxtaposes timeless nature with modern tech $72.00

For Maine maker Lee Goodwin and the rest of his team, sourcing materials means hittiing the beach, mere minutes from the 18th century barn where they work. That's where they collect the pieces of driftwood they use to craft these one-of-a-kind iPhone charging docks, each of which carries its own special narrative, "from seed to tree to sandy shore." The finished product is a interesting......read more

Phoebe Washburn's Living Environments

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Repurposing materials like wood and cardboard, a Brooklyn artist turns gallery spaces into architectural experiences

You wouldn't be faulted for thinking there is some environmental commentary in Phoebe Washburn's work. The Brooklyn artist builds large scale landscape installations using repurposed detritus she collects from the street, from cardboard boxes and old newspapers to construction materials and discarded plastic. But it's her hoarding instinct, not eco principles, that drives the work. "I’m......read more

Atomic Birdhouse

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Hand made birdhouses and bird feeders. $39.00

The Cubano (featured) is hand-made from a recycled cigar box and finished with a soy based oil which protects against water, mildew, and UV rays. It reminds us of those summer camp projects with bow tie maccaroni and gold spray paint. This one has no toxicity, so it wont hurt the birds and it's a great looking re-use design. ...read more

Modknobs

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Hockey puck doorknobs score one for the home team. $110.00

The Puck looks fresh. Feels great in your hand. And comes in vibrant colors. Modknobs are crafted from hockey pucks and premium Baldwin locksets. The pucks are solid, super durable vulcanized rubber with a hand-friendly “grippy” texture all along the rims. Each Puck door knob set includes matching door knobs, complete hardware and installation instructions....read more

Rogan Timeless Watch

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Repurposed watch cleverly comments on the convention of keeping time. $110.00

This sleekly sustainable, cleverly conceptual accessory from Rogan house comes just in time for summer. Made in NYC from repurposed vintage time pieces, the Timeless Watch is a unique and sharp-looking example of upcycling. More than that, though, it's empty face offers a sly comment on our obsession with keeping time. Available in matte black and gold.  ...read more

Recycled Tape Reel Clock

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Obsolete audio tech repurposed as a killer wall clock. $29.00

From the excellent Etsy shop "Stuff Made From Stuff" comes this Recycled Tape Reel clock, made from an old school magnetic tape reel. The seven-inch diameter clock, which comes complete with a new quartz drive and a single AA battery, makes a great conversation piece or a perfect gift for a green-minded, geeky, and/or audiophile friend. Check around the shop, there are clocks made from......read more

Book Ends by dashdot

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An X-shaped new function for old books. $20.00

Book Ends give old books a new lease on life. Designed by Daniel Ballou (of dashdot studio), Book Ends are made entirely from two books – no glue, no fasteners. Rubber feet keep them from sliding. Perfect for a tabletop or bedside stash of reading material. Priced at $20 for one or $35 for a pair, exclusively from Open bookstore. Email to order....read more

Crate Stool by Segev Moisa

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Classic milk crate repurposed into DIY furniture

Ah the trusty milk crate, always there to perform whatever purpose demanded of it. Whether used by a college student as a cheap storage alternative, or by an old school DJ to haul records, milk crates have always done lots of different tasks. Another obvious one is seating. Flip 'em over, and milk crates make for quick and easy stools. It's this purpose that Israeli designer Segev......read more

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