Skip out on spending tons of money on a designer wallet. Instead, use some of these ideas to make an upcycled wallet out of LEGOs, cassette tapes, candy wrappers, denim, or even a mountain bike tire. Check out this great post titled 10 Coolest Wallets Created from Recycled Objects shared from Environmental Graffiti.
Believe it or not, these upcycled light fixtures are made from soiled coffee filters! Who would have thought?! Former Brazilian journalist Vilma Farrell makes these beautiful fixtures by hand.
"My inspiration comes from Brazil, my country. Brazil is a land of dark coffee, rich spices and muita alegria (happiness)," said Farrell. These lamps come in all shapes and sizes, all made with recycled coffee filters, either in their natural colors or dyed with vegetables and spices. Visit inhabitat.com to see more.
Artist Scott Gundersen uses wine-soaked corks to create these masterpieces! Trisha (left) is 46" x 56" and uses 3,621 recycled wine corks!
Gundersen makes use of the different shades and depths of the wine stains to create light and shadow. Click here to see "Trisha" in video, time-lapse form or visit treehugger to see more pictures.
We found this on Recyclebank's facebook page and just had to share. How cool is that?
Upcycling: the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value
Some of the most creative works of art have come from something everyone can relate to: one's own trash. These seven amazing artists have managed to upcycle abandoned garbage and turn it into an array of masterpieces. Check out weburbanist for more information.