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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

Temple Repurposed Canvas iPad Case

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Military iPad defense. $148.00

LA-based Temple Bags make great-looking, utilitarian carry goods from salvaged military canvas. This Repurposed Canvas iPad Case also incorporates brown leather straps and details to nice effect. Besides the padded shoulder strap, handy features include vertical and horizontal viewing stand options and an interior pocket. Guaranteed to beautify over time. ...read more

Recykiosks

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Dutch 'recyclitects' transform dumpsters into public buildings

Here's another cool green design project from (surprise!) Holland, where designers Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten offer a hefty dose of symbolism by transforming old garbage dumpsters into functional mini-buildings.  Dubbed "Recykiosks," the structures were built using dumpsters filled with discarded construction waste. The "recyclitects" erected the kiosks in three different......read more

FUNKINFUNCTION

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Handcrafted longboards made from reclaimed woods. $325.00

Brooklyn furniture designer Daniel Moyer found an ingenious use for the waste trimmings created by the furniture making process: 60s surf-style longboard decks. FUNKINFUNCTION LONGBOARDS reclaim wood from furniture making as well as scraps salvaged from felled trees. All materials are locally harvested and naturally air-dried in Brooklyn. The longboarder's size, skating style, and personal......read more

Repurposed Skate Decks by Stormy Monday

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One-of-a-kind decks reshaped from old, retired boards $150.00

After two decades as an art director/designer in SoCal's surf/skate industry, Neil Harrison was looking to do his own thing, preferably something involving his hands. That something is Stormy Monday, a new project driven by quality craftsmanship and sustainable design principles. These Stormy Monday decks are repurposed from old, discarded boards that Harrison collects from friends and......read more

Game Used Base Stools

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A home run gift for baseball lovers. $950.00

These sporty stools, made from game-day bases used by the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, and Cardinals, make an unusual and awesome gift for the baseball lover. The seat rests on welded steel legs handmade in Berkeley, CA. Comes with signed and numbered certificate of authenticity from MLB. Hit up www.mlb.com to authenticate your seat's corresponding game. ...read more

Modern Reclaimed Wood Wall Art

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Earn your stripes with this lovely wooden wall piece by Jaclyn Miller $295.00

We're going to go out on a limb here and declare that there is nothing more beautiful than raw, weathered wood. Lucky for us, more and more artists are tapping into the inherent beauty of reclaimed wood for their work. One of them is Jaclyn Miller, a Seattle-based artist and designer whose Etsy shop is full of rustic yet refined pieces made using upcycled and repurposed wood. This striped wall......read more

Carly Paradis "The Hope of a Favorable Outcome"

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19th-century animations repurposed into odd and mesmerizing music video

It may be the digital age, but we're seeing more and more contemporary filmmakers digging in the vaults to explore age-old animation techniques like the phenakistoscope and the zoetrope. The former, which involves a spinning disc attached vertically to a handle, was tapped by directing duo The Brothers Lynch in this music video for the Carly Paradis track "The Hope Of A......read more

Dhurrie Messenger Bag

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75-year-old rugs repurposed into handsome day bags by Will Leather Goods $495.00

Eugene, Oregon-based Will Leather Goods score another repurposing win with the Dhurrie Messenger, a daily tote featuring fabric from 75-year-old New Mexican rugs. Hand loomed with thick cottonyarn and colored with vegetable dye, the dhurrie fabric makes for a sturdy bag material, augmented with a leather strap, leather trim, and a brass hardware. Choose from a palette of three color options:......read more

The Big SHFT: David Hertz, Repurposed

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Sustainability is second nature to one of California's most innovative architects

David Hertz is widely recognized as one of green design's leading innovators. At the Studio of Environmental Architecture, the LA-based design firm he founded, Hertz focuses primarily on custom residential projects with particular experience in climate responsive, environmentally sustainable homes. He is perhaps best known for the seminal Wing House, an imaginative Malibu residence constructed......read more

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