Archive for the ‘Green’ Category
MotoArt is the brainchild of Donovan Fell III, who, inspired by his childhood fascination with aircraft, creates these amazing conversation pieces which are more like sculpture than furniture. It all began with a pile of rusty, dented B-17 propellers he happened to intercept on the way to the scrapyard :).
This looks incredibly cool – why didn’t I think of this?!
London based furniture designer Naomi Dean, who was awarded the Young Furniture Designer Of The Year award in 2005, diverts old office furniture from landfill to make her Spin Tables and Tiny Footprint Desks. Her sleek and functional pieces incorporate design details such as cable tidies that allow a laptop to charge while the desk is closed, and modular coffee tables on castors which can be bought as a pair to make a larger unit.
Dreamweavers soft furnishings range includes rugs, throws, pillows and wall art made by hand from upcycled fabric remnants from silk necktie and cotton T-shirt manufacture.
This ingenius shoulder bag design is from The Billboard Collection by Artecnica – a range of products made from recycled large format billboards by advertising agency TBWA.
The range also includes cases in three sizes made from natural cork and lined with billboard ads.
“Is it waste? Art drifting over borders. Waste floating in society” at the GEIC, Tokyo.
From the Tokyo Wonder Site – ‘The mass of marine debris washed ashore on the Japanese Islands is said to be approximately 15 million tons per year. The marine pollution is becoming a serious social problem and has also been recognized as a growing international issue as flotsam crosses borders.
Linked with an open symposium “Creative Dialogue and Commitment to the Environment” at the United Nations University, the exhibition “Is it waste? – Art drifting over borders. Waste floating in society -” aims to share and create awareness regarding environmental issues, marine pollution and mass consumption society, focusing on growing concerns about marine debris and wastes. In addition, the exhibition explores possibilities of new dialogue and proposal for the environment and reconsiders the value and the role of art in society through creative practices by displaying art works with flotsam and waste materials and introducing art projects.’