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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 :). 

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via Core77

This looks incredibly cool – why didn’t I think of this?!

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via Recyclart

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.

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Via Inhabitat

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.

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Via Design Milk

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.

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The range also includes cases in three sizes made from natural cork and lined with billboard ads. 

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Via Designboom

“Is it waste? Art drifting over borders. Waste floating in society” at the GEIC, Tokyo.

eco04From 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.’

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via Designboom

The rePly chair project provides free downloadable plans for making your own chairs from scrap plywood.  The project was launched in 2006 in response to the growing problem of plywood waste generated by the construction industry.  The plans are available on the rePly website, where there is also a gallery for DIYers to submit pics of their completed chairs.

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