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A brilliant bit of recycling – love it.

via Lionhug

Yay, it looks like Levi’s are getting in on the repurposing act with their Re-used Jeans Shoes, part of the Red Tab Collection.  They are made from ‘authentic pre-loved Levi’s jeans’, and each pair is unique, retaining many of the features of the original jeans such as the yellow stitching, coin pockets, belt loops and fly stud buttons.


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Just some of the many creative ways cardboard is being used to make eco-friendly furniture.

bloxes_cardboard_furnitureBloxes (via Metaefficient)

diseno cartoneroDiseno Cartonero Range by Santiago Morahan (via Inhabitat)

cartonnistesThe Cartonnistes: Check out the Instructables tutorial (Via Apartment Therapy)

giles millerFluted Cardboard Furniture by Giles Miller (via Inhabitat)

leo kempfSpeech Bubble Table by Leo Kempf (via Green Diary)

miss-julia_cardboardCardboard Furniture by Miss Julia (via MocoLoco)

frank gehry wiggle chairWiggle Chair by Frank Gehry (via Furniture Store Blog)

portable flatpack tablePortable Flatpack Table by Sruli Recht (via Boing Boing)

marmalade cat furnitureCardboard Cat Furniture by Marmalade Pets (via Apartment Therapy)

molo designsSoftseating by Molo Designs (via Pure Contemporary)

paperpod event seatingPaperpod Flatpack Event Seating

eco cradle by green lullabyEco Cradle by Green Lullaby (via Curbly)

graypants scrap lightsScrap Lights by Graypants

This years ICFF in New York showcased these ingenious lightshades made from repurposed materials.

plastic spoon chandelier by daisuke hiraiwaPlastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

toothpick light by daisuke hiraiwaToothpick Chandelier also by Daisuke Hiraiwa

prattsweaterlamp1Sweater Sleeve Lamp by Sara Ebert

twice recycled scarp cardboard lights by graypantsTwice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights by Graypants

via Inhabitat

Now here’s a sofa I could live with 🙂  Via Lattea showcased this range of eco-friendly furniture designed by Mario Bellini and Meritalia, at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.  Made from recycled grain and sugar sacks, the frame is made from steel mesh and they’re  filled with air and lit from within by an LED light.  Could your living room handle one of these?

via lattea via ecofriend

via lattea2 via ecofriend

via Ecofriend

Make your own quilted coasters from repurposed fabric with this excellent tutorial over at Apartment Therapy.

apartment therapy coaster tutorial

The Deptford Project Café on Deptford High Street in London, is a 35 tonne 1960’s South East Trains carriage which has been converted into a café/bistro, designed by Studio Myerscough, as the first part of the plans to completely regenerate the area around Deptford Train Station and the old victorian carriage ramp.  It will be the heart of a new public space with a weekend creative industries market, shops and galleries.

Via Cool Hunting




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May 2020