Posts tagged Repurpose
8:49 am - Sat, Apr 5, 2014
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Plastic bottle caps = art. 
These caps are nailed to a pole in Ellensburg, Washington, at the folk art site known as Dick and Jane’s Spot. Info about Dick and Jane, and the Spot, a.k.a. their home, can be found here. 
See the "plastic" subset of the Unconsumption archive for more plastic-turned-art examples.
(Photo by woodendesigner on Flickr.)

Plastic bottle caps = art.

These caps are nailed to a pole in Ellensburg, Washington, at the folk art site known as Dick and Jane’s Spot. Info about Dick and Jane, and the Spot, a.k.a. their home, can be found here

See the "plastic" subset of the Unconsumption archive for more plastic-turned-art examples.

(Photo by woodendesigner on Flickr.)

3:29 pm - Fri, Apr 4, 2014
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IF you happen to have an old fishing pole that’s no longer useful for catching fish, you could simply repurpose it as wall decor, a la this item via DabbledDetails on Etsy. 
Now if you’re really a fan of nautical things, fishing pole wall decor could be paired with an old boat turned into a couch or a boat suspended from the ceiling (for use as a bed or daybed?). Or maybe not. :)

IF you happen to have an old fishing pole that’s no longer useful for catching fish, you could simply repurpose it as wall decor, a la this item via DabbledDetails on Etsy

Now if you’re really a fan of nautical things, fishing pole wall decor could be paired with an old boat turned into a couch or a boat suspended from the ceiling (for use as a bed or daybed?). Or maybe not. :)

1:06 pm - Wed, Apr 2, 2014
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worldcafe:

Ever wonder what to do with old CDs?  A town in Bulgaria made them into public art.  More pictures and the story on Slate.

Upcycling used/unwanted/outdated CDs (6,000, in this case!) into works of art always is an interesting reuse. More examples of that, plus other new uses for CDs, in earlier Unconsumption posts here

(via npr)

12:33 pm - Fri, Mar 28, 2014
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npr:

Photos courtesy of Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent

"The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats"

Architects Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja.They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material. 

It’s wine o’clock — okay, it isn’t yet here in Texas, but it is somewhere — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find …

Today’s find:  A winery constructed from boats.

(See more in Unconsumption’s wine o’clock series here; previous boat-related posts: here.)

7:20 pm - Wed, Mar 26, 2014
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An old boat used as a sandbox? Gotta say I like this reuse idea. 
(Stating the obvious, but still: Be mindful of old things that may have lead-based paint on ‘em. If you do a little research, you probably can find a low-VOC, plant- or water-based product to apply as a finish on wood items.) 
Photo: via Desire Empire

An old boat used as a sandbox? Gotta say I like this reuse idea. 

(Stating the obvious, but still: Be mindful of old things that may have lead-based paint on ‘em. If you do a little research, you probably can find a low-VOC, plant- or water-based product to apply as a finish on wood items.) 

Photo: via Desire Empire

7:51 am - Tue, Mar 25, 2014
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In North Carolina-based artist Jane Wells Harrison’s found-metal work, lithographed tin from vintage cans gets repurposed into whimsical pieces of jewelry and other items. Pictured: Walter.  

In North Carolina-based artist Jane Wells Harrison’s found-metal work, lithographed tin from vintage cans gets repurposed into whimsical pieces of jewelry and other items. Pictured: Walter.  

7:38 am - Mon, Mar 24, 2014
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Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art: 
"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 
The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.
(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

Plastic debris washed up on beaches gets turned into beachfront art:

"Plastic World" — made by Portuguese artists Carole Purnelle and Nuno Maya — pictured in Australia, on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, during the 2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition. 

The spherical sculpture is 79” (200 cm) in diameter, in case you’re wondering.

(photo credit: Halans on Flickr)

5:44 pm - Sun, Mar 23, 2014
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thiscityslungs:

"Diction-fairy"

Cuteness level: Very high. 

thiscityslungs:

"Diction-fairy"

Cuteness level: Very high. 

4:41 pm - Fri, Mar 21, 2014
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At last, it’s wine o’clock again, which means it time to share an adult beverage-related repurposing find!

Today’s find, via Randy & Meg’s Garden Paradise, is bottle trees. (Or would you say they’re flowers?) 

Earlier posts in Unconsumption/s wine o’clock series can be found here; the bottle tree subset: here

2:19 pm - Wed, Mar 19, 2014
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What would you do with a wrecked, 1940s fishing boat? 
Repurpose it as a couch, perhaps?
Other ideas can be found in earlier Unconsumption boat-related posts here.
Credits: Stern couch made by the Atlantic Workshop in Chatham, Massachusetts. Photo by Karin Lidbeck Brent, via New England Home Magazine.

What would you do with a wrecked, 1940s fishing boat?

Repurpose it as a couch, perhaps?

Other ideas can be found in earlier Unconsumption boat-related posts here.

Credits: Stern couch made by the Atlantic Workshop in Chatham, Massachusetts. Photo by Karin Lidbeck Brent, via New England Home Magazine.

3:52 pm - Fri, Mar 14, 2014
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Pay phone booth repurposed as a tiny library — a “take a book, leave a book” little free library. 
I LOVE THIS — a creative reuse and community win!
This micro-library sits in Houston, Texas, outside local coffee house Black Hole — with a laundromat next door — near the University of St. Thomas and Houston’s Museum District.
(photo by me, Houston-based Unconsumptioneer, mollyblock) 
Earlier Unconsumption posts on creative new uses for pay phones and phone booths can be found here, and library-related items here. 

Pay phone booth repurposed as a tiny library — a “take a book, leave a book” little free library. 

I LOVE THIS — a creative reuse and community win!

This micro-library sits in Houston, Texas, outside local coffee house Black Hole — with a laundromat next door — near the University of St. Thomas and Houston’s Museum District.

(photo by me, Houston-based Unconsumptioneer, mollyblock

Earlier Unconsumption posts on creative new uses for pay phones and phone booths can be found here, and library-related items here

7:24 am - Mon, Mar 10, 2014
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Cross-file under: ”Creative reuse of an old clamp” and “vertical storage.” 
(via Diagnosis: Interior Mania)

Cross-file under: ”Creative reuse of an old clamp” and “vertical storage.” 

(via Diagnosis: Interior Mania)

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