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Amalia House

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Austrian holiday home pays tribute to the natural world outside.

Earth is increasingly being touted as the building material of the future, leading to a hot new architectural trend: grass houses. Designed by GRID Architects, the Amalia House in Styria, Austria joins the trend...sort of. The family holiday home is completely covered with artificial turf, highlighting the interchange between indoors and out. We may be taking the idea of "green" design......read more

Trash Cube

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Nicholas Le Moigne's scrap cement stool doesn't look very comfortable.

With the "Trash Cube," Swiss designer Nicholas Le Moigne sets his sights on the small market of green design fanatics who also happen to be narcoleptic. There is no danger of falling asleep sitting on this thing. Created entirely from scrap fibre cement, the Trash Cube is an interesting vision of green furniture — and maybe the least comfortable seat imaginable. Workers at the......read more

Gorgeous Garbage

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Wallpapered dumpsters force a reconsideration of trash.

C. Finley's Wallpaper Dumpsters project, spotted over at Inhabitat, brings attention to problems of overconsumption and waste, while making trash bins look, well, pretty. The beautified trash bins confer powerful ideas about femininity, beauty, and domesticity. “I like to think of these inventions as polite graffiti,” says the artist. For more on Finley and the project, watch her vid on......read more

America's First Waste-Free Grocery Store

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Zero-packaging food retailer to start up in Austin

In the world of sustainable food, Austin, Texas is known best as the home of Whole Foods, the natural foods giant that first opened there in 1980. But it's another Austin-based retailer of local and organic food that has people talking these days. The store, called In.gredients, is looking to lay claim to the title of America's first ever "package-free, zero waste grocery store." The idea......read more

The Big SHFT: Tom Szaky, TerraCycle CEO

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In our new series with Ford, we meet the genial upcycling innovator who turns trash into profit

Tom Szaky is the quintessential eco-entrepreneur. While a freshman at Princeton, Szaky founded a company that recycles garbage into plant fertilizer, then packages it in discarded soda bottles. Fast forward five years, and TerraCycle Plant Food is available in every Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, and more than 3000 other locations. Today, TerraCycle is finding new uses for trash, creating products......read more

From Lunch to Landfill

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Short film tracks food trash from restaurant to landfill

Do you know where your garbage is from last week? Us neither. "From Lunch to Landfill," a short film brought to us by Mae Ryan of KPSeeSee (the visuals team for SoCal public radio station KPCC), tracks the movement of trash from a restaurant table in Los Angeles to a landfill outside the city. What you'd expect to be a didactic and depressing take on the garbage issue is actually a......read more

Expedition Gyre: Making Art from Alaskan Marine Trash

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Visual arts merges with marine biology in this ambitious plastic pollution project

Alaska is America's wildest, most remote state. But it is not immune to manmade environmental damage (just ask the residents of Valdez). On some of Alaska's most isolated beaches, you'll find plenty of garbage -- tons, in fact, as a group of scientists and artists discovered last summer, when they embarked on a 450-mile expedition to collect and document marine trash. The project was named......read more

Jeremy Underwood: Human Debris

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Site-specific trash installations challenge viewer to consider humanity's impact on the natural world

Jeremy Underwood, a Houston-based photographer who earns a living shooting weddings, has some interesting personal work in his portfolio that investigates our relationship with the natural environment. Human Debris is one such project. For the series, spotted on ignant, Underwood built site-specific sculptures using trash collected from Houston's waterways. Situated along the shore with water and......read more

Submerged Sculptures by Forlane 6 Studio

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A deep diving artist duo creates amazing underwater art from marine trash

There's no missing the message behind the work of scuba diving artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez. The creative duo's flowing, underwater sculptures made of common oceanic trash make a direct statement on the issue of marine pollution. Goussin and Le Calvez call themselves Forlane 6, after the 40 year-old sailboat they call home. Both are deep sea diving professionals who earn their......read more

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms

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Mexican-American artist recycles trash into neatly arranged installations at Guggenheim Museum

In his hotly anticipated new show at the Guggenheim Museum, Mexican-American artist Gabriel Orozco explores the fertile territory where nature and humanity intersect. The exhibition, entitled Asterisms, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of trash that he collected from a playing field near his home in New York and a protected......read more

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