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SHFT Sampler 10-29-10

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Weekly links: Volt vs. Leaf, a bottled water ban, and the Fridgecouch.

New York Times auto writer Christopher Jensen took the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for a spin. Read his review at NYT Wheels Blog. Principles of sustainability are gaining traction in the fashion world. The new issue of JC Report has a nice feature on trends in sustainable fashion design, covering eco-minded brands like Chistopher Raeburn and Bodkin. Graphic......read more

Old Roller Blinds Become Shapely Lounge Chair

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Creative recycling by Tenenbaum Hazan

Israeli industrial design studio Tenenbaum Hazan has found a surprising use for the plastic window blinds that have been replaced by lighter, stronger alternatives made of aluminum. The flowing, curvaceous TRIS chair features old plastic roller blinds held together by a closed wooden contour that keeps the form in place. The side where you sit is flexible while the other side......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

Nick Gentry: Obsolete

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Outdated floppy disks repurposed as art canvases

Nick Gentry's floppy disk paintings are musings on throwaway culture and technological change. The London artist assembled this video of his work, scored by a track from UK beat maestro, Burial.  From Nick's artist's statement: "Since graduating from Central St Martins in 2006, the focus has been to explore how technological advancement is affecting society. Throughout history,......read more

Spinnaker Sail Shower Curtain

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Nautical-themed shower curtain made from recycled sailcloth. $100.00

In the world of sailing, lightweight spinnakers are flown off the bow of the boat for sailing "off the wind." As it turns out, they also make for functional, good-looking shower curtains. Made from discarded sailcloth, this Spinnaker Sail Shower Curtain brings a nautical vibe to your bathroom. Perfect for a lake cabin or beach home. Made in the USA. Available in blue or red....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

Petal Drops Raincatcher

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Flower-shaped funnel repurposes rainwater in style $5.25

The Petal Drops Raincatcher, developed by Pieter Laga and the design-by-community users at Quirky, makes wasteful plastic bottles useful again, with a simple and efficient design that gathers rainwater for re-use. Made from plant-based sources, the flower-shaped funnel fits comfortably on to any old plastic water bottle, turning it instantly into the perfect miniature water barrel, ready to water......read more

Blue Guardian BoomCase

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Vintage luggage meets future audio $595.00

For those with a flair for the unique, here's a a portable stereo solution that's as individual as they get. The BoomCase, a mobile boombox housed in a vintage suitcase, is a truly one of a kind design. Created by California artist Mr. Simo (aka Dominic Odbert), each custom BoomCase is outfitted with a headphone jack so you can link it to any device. And all you audio geeks out there can rest......read more

Recycled Billboard Planter

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Ad banner repurposed as a colorful planter by NottyPooch $20.00

Malaysian design team NottyPooch breathes new lives to discarded billboard banners, upcycling the plastic media into boldly colored house planters. Good for use indoor or out, this medium sized option is ideal for the balcony, a side table, or in the kitchen. Default drainage comes courtesy of the stitches and corners, which you can augment by poking holes in the bottom. The jute strand handles......read more

Denimite Square Ring

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This cute recycled denim and resin ring helps crowdfund more products from the sustainable fiber $20.00

After years of experimentation, Nebraska green building experts Jen Carlson and Josh Shear have created a new fiber composite made using recycled denim. Dubbed Denimite, the material is manufactured from old, shredded-up blue jeans and “bio-based thermoset resin binder.” The duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for scaling up production of the fiber, which they......read more

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