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Junk Culture: C. Finley’s Wallpapered Dumpsters

Designers of divine dumpsters should take a page from C.Finley’s book before just diving in. The Rome-based Dumpster Diva blends environmental activism with unexpected beauty by wallpapering dumpsters and other outdoor trash bins. The results are definitely worth noticing; which is something new for dumpsters these days!
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Art & Design

Beautiful Bottles: Reclaimed Art Made of Glass And Plastic

Recycling is great, but there are only so many times that a glass or plastic bottle can be melted down and made new again. Artists and designers who manage to find new uses for these discarded disposables give them a new sense of value that can last for generations. These 13 works of art transform […]
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Art & Design Home & Garden

All About Cob: A Sculptural, Natural Building Material

Want to build your own completely customized, artistic, totally non-toxic house with a material that’s literally dirt cheap? Roll up your sleeves and dive into this primer on cob, an earthen mixture that is used to build fireproof, earthquake-resistant, natural structures from homes to pizza ovens. Here you’ll learn about the history of cob, see […]
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Art & Design

Bonsai Tree Castles are Fantasy Worlds in Miniature

Looking like the realms of the elves in The Lord of the Rings, these incredible bonsai castles by Takanori Aiba add sculptural elements to the traditional Japanese art of bonsai to create tiny miniature worlds. Aiba crafts the little buildings, bridges and towers from copper, plastic, resin and stone clay to produce these living works […]
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Energy & Fuel Technology & Gadgets

Camp Stove Cooks with Wood & Powers Gadgets

Wood is the oldest cooking fuel, used for millennia in campfires and stoves for hot food, warmth and a cozy atmosphere. We’ve since moved on to other forms of fuel, especially for camping and backpacking, but this cool gadget brings us full-circle in a decidedly high-tech way: the BioLite CampStove cooks with wood and then […]
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