By Karen MacKay on May 15, 2012
Max McCurdo restores and recycles unwanted products into new and well-designed objects, from bathtub couches to washing-machine drum coffee tables. Similar to the work of Ramon Coronado, this cool reinvented shopping cart chair is another great upcycled piece by McCurdo’s company, Reestore.
By Becky Striepe on July 20, 2010
Remember the amazing Repurposed Pallet Adirondack Chair (PAC) from designer Shelton Davis? We said we’d be keeping an eye on Shelton’s project. Well, we did. And the kits are now available for sale! Davis found that it wasn’t really feasible to ship the pallet parts, but folks who want to try their hands at chair [...]
By Becky Striepe on April 19, 2010
Americans go through a lot of plastic soda bottles every year. A lot. And it turns out we only recycle about 20% of them, which is pretty disappointing. Coca Cola saw this problem too, and they decided to do something about it.
By Paula Mitchell Bentley on March 24, 2009
Who wouldn’t like a chair called “Let’s Grow Some Balls”? This cool design is by Doreen Westphal of Krejci. I love it’s two fold environmental aspects of being made from recycled plastic and housing plants. Another green aspect to the chair is that you don’t have to get rid of it when you tire of it’s style and design. Instead, you can just replant and give the chair an entirely different feel.
By Doug Gunzelmann on September 16, 2008
Skate Study House designed this lounge chair incorporating used skateboard decks and carries many other sun, surf, and sand inspired home decor products. Skate Study House strives to be eco-minded using second hand components, such as the skateboard decks and wheels, the final product is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. The decks [...]