UPCYCLING: Stunning Bowls Made From Plastic Water Bottles.

plastic bowls made from water bottles

Artist Gülnur Özdağlar creates elegant and unusual looking bowls transformed from PET bottles. She calls this process “upcycling”. Her aim is to substitute with labor and artistic value the characteristics that the material loses during transformation, thereby obtaining a product of higher value. The collection is named Tertium Non Data (translated from Latin means: the third is not given) and is an alchemic term which refers to the process of combining two disparate elements to create a new, third element. (more…)

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Edel Rodriguez Illustrates The Mohawk Loop Paper Catalog.

Artist Edel Rodriquez, a former art director for TIME magazine, was commissioned by Tomorrow Partners to create a series of illustrations for a catalog introducing Mohawk Loop, a new line of recycled and environmentally preferable papers, manufactured with windpower and made carbon neutral. (more…)

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Amusing Reclaimed Wood: The Coney Island Furniture Line By Uhuru

Coney Island Furniture Reclaimed Wood

Uhuru, a Brooklyn-based furniture design company dedicated to sustainability and local craftsmanship, launched its second “local materials” line for New York Design Week this past May. (more…)

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New Underground Eco-friendly Hotel Bella Vista By Matteo Thun

Hotel Bella Vista by Matteo Thun

We’ve seen a couple of very interesting eco-friendly, semi-submerged underground hotels and homes lately. (e.g. Villa Vals, The Underground home of Gary Neville). Soon we will have the Hotel Bella Vista. (more…)

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