unconsumption:

Another DIY / repurposing idea that’s for the birds: 
Why not turn an old paint can or coffee can into a birdfeeder?
(Of course, it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the examples pictured!)
For a brief tutorial, see this Lowe’s Creative Ideas post.

unconsumption:

Another DIY / repurposing idea that’s for the birds:

Why not turn an old paint can or coffee can into a birdfeeder?

(Of course, it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the examples pictured!)

For a brief tutorial, see this Lowe’s Creative Ideas post.

Table made by Arjun Rathi from refrigerator door and evaporator coils salvaged from a scrap market in Mumbai. (And, thereby, saved from landfill!)
More photos, info, and diagrams here, if you’d like to make something similar. (via EcoArtsAwards) See also: Fridgecouch.  
Source: unconsumption

Table made by Arjun Rathi from refrigerator door and evaporator coils salvaged from a scrap market in Mumbai. (And, thereby, saved from landfill!)

More photos, info, and diagrams here, if you’d like to make something similar. (via EcoArtsAwards) See also: Fridgecouch.  

Source: unconsumption

Small deposit donations in urban space. source: popupcity 

Small deposit donations in urban space. 
source: popupcity 

Lámpara fabricada con vasos de plástico y clips. | Lamp made from plastic cups and clips. (Obsessions’ Bar - Barcelona)  

Lámpara fabricada con vasos de plástico y clips. | Lamp made from plastic cups and clips. (Obsessions’ Bar - Barcelona)  

From buttons to bowls! Check out this creative piece.
unconsumption:

Everyone collects those extra buttons that come with new shirts, but what can you do with them? Use buttons to make bowls! Inigo Canedo, an industrial designer from Mexico, has created this beautiful and resourceful piece of artwork by simply gluing buttons together over a round object. Using colorful yet translucent buttons allows light to shine through, so the beauty of the bowl can be seen on the surfaces around it, too. 
(via Bonkers About Buttons: Knoop Button Bowl)

From buttons to bowls! Check out this creative piece.

unconsumption:

Everyone collects those extra buttons that come with new shirts, but what can you do with them? Use buttons to make bowls! Inigo Canedo, an industrial designer from Mexico, has created this beautiful and resourceful piece of artwork by simply gluing buttons together over a round object. Using colorful yet translucent buttons allows light to shine through, so the beauty of the bowl can be seen on the surfaces around it, too. 

(via Bonkers About Buttons: Knoop Button Bowl)

Brand stairs. 

Brand stairs. 

(Source: designerly-things, via timesthree)

Disposable Forest Project by Greenpeace



Brief Explanation: The challenge was how to get enough people to know about the movement. So the objective was to get attention. And to eventually get restaurants to stop supplying disposable chopsticks.

Describe the brief from the client:
The brief was to spread the word of how the use of disposable chopsticks is needlessly destroying China’s forests. […] “ more about the project.

Source: I believe in advertising

unconsumption:


Dr. Dan Knapp, 71, is one man who’s reaping the riches of the Zero Waste philosophy. He founded Urban Ore,  a waste recovery business in Berkeley, California in 1980 with his wife  Mary Lou Van Deventer. Last year the company did $2.7 million in sales.
Turning trash into cash was a natural evolution for Knapp. On a whim,  as a college instructor in Springfield, Illinois in the early 1970’s,  he purchased an old six-wheeled farm truck and helped students collect  salvageable material lying about town.
“We were picking up anything,” says Knapp. “We went to a dump and I was appalled by what I saw.”
Then, Knapp recalls, he realized “There’s a business opportunity here.”

More: From Trash to Cash: Small Business Turns Profit with Waste Recovery – ecomagination

unconsumption:

Dr. Dan Knapp, 71, is one man who’s reaping the riches of the Zero Waste philosophy. He founded Urban Ore, a waste recovery business in Berkeley, California in 1980 with his wife Mary Lou Van Deventer. Last year the company did $2.7 million in sales.

Turning trash into cash was a natural evolution for Knapp. On a whim, as a college instructor in Springfield, Illinois in the early 1970’s, he purchased an old six-wheeled farm truck and helped students collect salvageable material lying about town.

“We were picking up anything,” says Knapp. “We went to a dump and I was appalled by what I saw.”

Then, Knapp recalls, he realized “There’s a business opportunity here.”

More: From Trash to Cash: Small Business Turns Profit with Waste Recovery – ecomagination

radarqnet:

PlayMo is an urban intervention by City Leaks in Melbourne (Australia).

Source/via: A Temporary Playground for Urban Dwellers at Sub-Studio Design Blog
/via spatula : publicdesignfestival

radarqnet:

PlayMo is an urban intervention by City Leaks in Melbourne (Australia).

Source/via: A Temporary Playground for Urban Dwellers at Sub-Studio Design Blog

/via spatula : publicdesignfestival

floresenelatico:

song dong: waste not exhibition at MoMA, NY
nachetz:

Show Home: a liveable geodesic shelter dome created from estate agent boards and poles.  (by Nick Sayers)

nachetz:

Show Home: a liveable geodesic shelter dome created from estate agent boards and poles.  (by Nick Sayers)

camilabustamante:

http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/17/bottles-up-fijis-first-plastic-bottle-boat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DesignCorner_feed+%28Design+Corner%29
floresenelatico:

During the Gran Semana de Lima, Peru’s capital city was transformed by a Green Invasion. Using recycled tyres, plastic and lots of grass, the architects Genaro Alva, Denise Ampuero, Gloria Andrea Rojas and industrial designer Claudia Ampuero turned the concrete filled Pasaje Encarnacion in a beutiful park and point of encounter for kids and adults.

floresenelatico:

During the Gran Semana de Lima, Peru’s capital city was transformed by a Green Invasion. Using recycled tyres, plastic and lots of grass, the architects Genaro Alva, Denise Ampuero, Gloria Andrea Rojas and industrial designer Claudia Ampuero turned the concrete filled Pasaje Encarnacion in a beutiful park and point of encounter for kids and adults.

loverules:

The Deptford Project | 121 - 123 Deptford High Street SE8
The slient cinema
radarqnet:

Cardboard base for an interactive display
3 R: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Integral concept for the security and the mainteinance of technical equipment.
Easy  assembling and unassembling.
Easy transport and storage.
Modular production of parts to replace them in case of breaking or flaw.

radarqnet:

Cardboard base for an interactive display

  • 3 R: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
  • Integral concept for the security and the mainteinance of technical equipment.
  • Easy  assembling and unassembling.
  • Easy transport and storage.
  • Modular production of parts to replace them in case of breaking or flaw.

(via radarqnet)