Louis Vuitton + Star Wars = SciFi Status Symbols

louis vuitton star wars sculptures

Upcycler and Sculptor Gabriel Dishaw finds creative, environmentally sound ways of re-purposing waste. Combining his fine art background with discarded or found objects and materials that would ordinarily end up in a landfill, he creates tabletop sculptures representing his passions and personal interests. His most recent series combines his love of Star Wars with Louis Vuitton leather, hardware and other upcycled materials. Read more

TRASHed At Coachella 2017 : Artist Decorated Recycling Bins!

Artist decorated trash bins at Coachella

Today is Earth Day. The perfect time to share the artist decorated trash recycling bins for 2017. The last time I shared with you a slew of artist decorated trash cans it was way back in 2012. Now in its 14th year, Global Inheritance has continued to select a limited number of artists to decorate recycling bins to promote global awareness and recycling at the Coachella music festival . Read more

Bureo Skateboards Recycled From Fishing Nets in Chile.

At first glance the founders of Bureo look like a casting call for a Southern California surfing show. But as tanned and gorgeous as they may be, they had bigger fish to fry – or in this case, save. The founders, driven by a passion to protect our oceans, have found a positive solution for discarded waste – turning old fishing nets into skateboards. Read more

United Airlines Banners Get Upcycled Into Eco-skies Travel Bags

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More than 20 large banners that encouraged United Airlines customers to “Fly the Friendly Skies” at Chicago O’Hare airport found new life as 100 eco-friendly carry-on bags thanks to the Re:new Project and some talented students. Read more

Turning Discarded Graffiti Spray Cans And The Leftover Paint Inside Them Into Art.

Canlove is a collective of artists devoted to removing discarded spray paint cans from heavily concentrated graffiti zones and properly recycling them by turning them into various artworks. Read more

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. Read more

Ramon Coronado Repurposes Shopping Carts In His Mercado Negro Furniture

mercado negro repurposed shopping carts if it's hip, it's here

RAMÓN CORONADO, a self described “cross-media visual designer” is a recent Graphic Design graduate from Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design. He has an array of unusual designs and concepts to his credit, but I found this particular one both inspired and inspirational. Read more