Tag: upcycling

Recycled Cathode Ray Tubes Transformed Into Tiles If you’re wondering what a cathode ray tube is, first of all it’s not a terrorist weapon. It’s the heart of your old TV set, or computer monitor, the one that nearly gave you a hernia when you illegally threw it into the dumpster when you got yourself […]

Creative ways to repurpose & reuse old stuff. Pretty cool results, too. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Landfill Harmonic – The world sends us garbage. . . We send back music. Inspirational, heartwarming, beautiful. . . in less than 4 minutes. You gotta see, and hear, this one to believe it. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

20 Eye-catching pieces of recycled urban furniture. From a shopping cart chair to a dishwasher drum table to a chair made from old CDs and more, this stuff is looking pretty spiffy. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

This short video gives you glimpses of a bicycle being made from junk car parts. Not enough info to actually build your own bicycle from scrap but intriguing enough to make you consider it. Read more on designboom. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here are 23 super creative repurposed items, taking upcycling ever upward. The washing machine to fire pit is one of my favorites. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

If you’ve never seen a bear made out of chewing gum, an elephant made from TV sets, or a rocking chair constructed of firearms (not the seat, fortunately) here’s an opportunity to see the most bizarre upcycled art ever. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Take a look at this colorful recycled bottle cap flooring. By my calculation, you could cover a 10-foot square floor with bottle caps if you had around 14,000 of them. [via: cheezburger] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here’s imagination at work in a way I’d never thought of, upcycle a glove that’s lost its partner to make a stuffed chipmunk toy. Now that I’ve got the concept I’m thinking about using a leather glove to make a chipmunk with in-your-face street-smart macho attitude. Recycling, yes! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

It might not be the last word in comfort but this cardboard dress(?) certainly catches your attention. There’s more upcycled fashion here, too, like shoes made from recycled plastic bags, jewelry from vegetables, more shoes made out of Legos, and more. [via: Do The Green Thing] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious