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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

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

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

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

Wikado Playground Gives Wind Turbines New Life

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In Rotterdam, Holland, discarded turbine parts are repurposed as elements of play

The Netherlands has a long and rich history of harnessing energy from the wind. Hell, the windmill is their national symbol. Today, the country is a global leader in sustainable design. So it comes as no surprise that Dutch designers have found a creative way to reuse old wind turbines: a fun-filled playground created from recycled wind turbine parts. Designed by 2012Architecten, the Wikado......read more

Matt Cusick's Cartographic Creations

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Maps repurposed as eye-catching collages

For Dallas-based artist Matthew Cusick, repurposing stuff balances out his hoarding impulse. "I have a natural inclination to collect stuff," he says. "Repurposing is an alternative to hoarding. It is also an alternative to consuming and creating waste. It takes patience and a willingness to tinker." Cusick creates collage portraits and landscapes from the vintage maps he collects.......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-14-11

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Weekly links: Beyond plastic packaging, the bluefin tuna question, repurposed Circle Ks, and more.

It's 2011, we've known about the problems of plastic pollution for, oh, a few decades now. So why the hell is excessive plastic packaging still so pervasive? On her Design Observer blog, superstar designer Marian Bantjes challenges product designers to think beyond plastics.  In Brooklyn, Pratt Institute's newly opened Myrtle Hall flexes the school's commitment to sustainability. The......read more

Temple Bags Holiday Collection

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We're loving the Holiday 2009 collection from Temple Bags, made from repurposed WWII fabrics. Are you listening, Santa?

Temple Bags hits all the right notes. The luggage, tote and accessories collection is handcrafted in Los Angeles from repurposed WWII military tents, bags and canvases found sifting through warehouses in the city. The "extremely limited edition" Holiday 2009 collection, launched earlier in December....read more

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