By Liz Grotyohann on December 2, 2009
cosa verde, the online showcase for eco-friendly goods handmade by independent artists, is hosting a different kind of giveaway this holiday, and inviting you to Give it Forward this holiday, and enter to win a gift to surprise a friend or loved one.
By Liz Grotyohann on September 17, 2009
Western Art Glass creates amazing art from reclaimed bottles: building a mobile from beer bottle bottoms, or wrestling a curving leaf from the side of a discarded wine bottle.
By Liz Grotyohann on July 16, 2009
I’m in the market for a new desk lamp, and these lamps from Breeze Block caught my eye last week while I was browsing Etsy. Now, I fear I am becoming a bit of a repurposing cynic after looking for recycled products day in and day out, but I like these lamps.
By Liz Grotyohann on May 25, 2009
Crafting stars Jeanée Ledoux & Garth Johnson step you through eleven, easy, fun projects based around the concepts of recycling and repurposing items to create hip new housewares. Not crafty? Don’t worry! The projects are all fundamentally very easy, yet with clever, cool end-products. If you can handle tracing, spray painting, and can maybe sink a screw, then you can master all of the projects on this disc.
By Liz Grotyohann on May 10, 2009
Interrobang collects seatbelts from junked cars at wrecking yards and from car parts recycling centers and stitches them into bags, wallets and laptop cases. Amazingly durable, but with a sleek, modern look, these accessories will last you a long time and keep your goods safe. As Interrobang puts it: “You trust your seatbelt with your life, and now you can trust it with your laptop!”