Posts tagged cardboard
3:40 pm - Thu, Jun 5, 2014
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Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks.
The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to come up with an ingenious solution to both problems: Their simple stencil transforms old cardboard boxes into a convertible desk and school bag.

More: A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags | Co.Exist | ideas impact

Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks.

The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to come up with an ingenious solution to both problems: Their simple stencil transforms old cardboard boxes into a convertible desk and school bag.

More: A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags | Co.Exist | ideas impact

12:20 pm - Tue, Feb 18, 2014
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Repurposed Cardboard in Posh Chair Shapes

Re-Ply works with … broken-down boxes that would otherwise be tossed in a garbage heap.


More: Re-Ply repurposed cardboard recliner by Dan Goldstein » Yanko Design
Re-Ply works with … broken-down boxes that would otherwise be tossed in a garbage heap.
3:40 pm - Mon, Feb 17, 2014
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The Reborn cardboard sofa, by Seoul-based monocomplex design studio. It’s reborn because it was, quite simply, made out of 127 used cardboard boxes.

More: Refuse Repurposed: Reborn Cardboard Sofa by Monocomplex | The Beautifulist

The Reborn cardboard sofa, by Seoul-based monocomplex design studio. It’s reborn because it was, quite simply, made out of 127 used cardboard boxes.

More: Refuse Repurposed: Reborn Cardboard Sofa by Monocomplex | The Beautifulist

12:20 pm - Wed, Jan 1, 2014
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The Rapid Packing Container uses less cardboard, easier to recycle, reduces waste. (And it’s easier to pack, and open.)

 Video here [uploaded by Alan Wolf]

Via BoingBoing.

3:40 pm - Sat, Dec 14, 2013
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And you thought breaking down your Amazon boxes for recycling was creative—Japanese gamer and amateur modeler Upuaza Touryou just trashed the competition, turning his stack of old flimsy cardboard into an insanely elaborate Buddhist temple.

More: Elaborate Buddhist Temple Made From Discarded Amazon Boxes

And you thought breaking down your Amazon boxes for recycling was creative—Japanese gamer and amateur modeler Upuaza Touryou just trashed the competition, turning his stack of old flimsy cardboard into an insanely elaborate Buddhist temple.

More: Elaborate Buddhist Temple Made From Discarded Amazon Boxes

6:03 pm - Thu, May 9, 2013
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Students and staff at Newcastle University have created a pop-up cafe built entirely out of upcycled waste, including plastic drink bottles and cardboard boxes. The team spent three months designing and constructing the cross disciplinary project, which was contributed to by engineers, architects and social scientists.
The U-Cafe was designed to challenge our perception of waste and explore new ways of creating sustainable buildings. It features chairs made from plastic bottles, walls constructed using cardboard boxes, and staff aprons made out of recycled plastic bags.

 Via: Pop-Up Cafe Built Entirely Out Of Garbage [Video] - PSFK

Students and staff at Newcastle University have created a pop-up cafe built entirely out of upcycled waste, including plastic drink bottles and cardboard boxes. The team spent three months designing and constructing the cross disciplinary project, which was contributed to by engineers, architects and social scientists.

The U-Cafe was designed to challenge our perception of waste and explore new ways of creating sustainable buildings. It features chairs made from plastic bottles, walls constructed using cardboard boxes, and staff aprons made out of recycled plastic bags.

 Via: Pop-Up Cafe Built Entirely Out Of Garbage [Video] - PSFK

11:44 am - Sat, Apr 6, 2013
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explore-blog:

At the American Academy in Rome, filmmaker Nicholas Heller follows Visiting Artist Ann Weber on her daily rounds, scavenging cardboard boxes out of dumpsters, collecting ideas from architectural details and Bernini sculptures and creating sculpture in her studio.

(via explore-blog)

10:03 pm - Mon, Feb 25, 2013
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Repurposed cardboard, y’all.
See also: The prom dress a high school student made from cardboard and paper bags and her previous year’s prom dress made from soda pop tabs. 
Additional proof that you can make clothes from, well, just about anything? Check out these items made from Golden books, book pages, computer wires, shirt collars, t-shirts, dry cleaner bags, a parachute, bicycle tire inner tubes, Starburst candy wrappers, plastic shower curtains, and a FEMA tarp. Whew!
(Cardboard dress photo via Strode College. I doubt that a wearer could sit down in this dress, but still, cool repurposing!)

Repurposed cardboard, y’all.

See also: The prom dress a high school student made from cardboard and paper bags and her previous year’s prom dress made from soda pop tabs

Additional proof that you can make clothes from, well, just about anything? Check out these items made from Golden books, book pages, computer wiresshirt collarst-shirtsdry cleaner bags, a parachute, bicycle tire inner tubesStarburst candy wrappers, plastic shower curtains, and a FEMA tarp. Whew!

(Cardboard dress photo via Strode College. I doubt that a wearer could sit down in this dress, but still, cool repurposing!)

4:56 pm - Wed, Jan 9, 2013
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I do what I’m guessing many of you do, and reuse all of my incoming cardboard boxes by turning them inside-out for re-shipping.
Well, the sticky people over at 3M and Scotch apparently want in on this box-reusing action. Scotch/3M now answers “the three R’s” with “four R’s" of their own: "Reinforce, Re-cover, Remove, Re-seal." Their four new products aimed at getting you to reuse cardboard boxes for shipping are as follows:

Continue here: To Encourage Box Reuse, 3M Adds Four R’s - Core77

I do what I’m guessing many of you do, and reuse all of my incoming cardboard boxes by turning them inside-out for re-shipping.

Well, the sticky people over at 3M and Scotch apparently want in on this box-reusing action. Scotch/3M now answers “the three R’s” with “four R’s" of their own: "Reinforce, Re-cover, Remove, Re-seal." Their four new products aimed at getting you to reuse cardboard boxes for shipping are as follows:

Continue here: To Encourage Box Reuse, 3M Adds Four R’s - Core77

4:19 pm - Thu, Nov 8, 2012
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DIY project du jour: 
Make a lamp from cardboard and an LED lighting kit.
How-to: Desktop Lamp — Instructables

DIY project du jour:

Make a lamp from cardboard and an LED lighting kit.

How-to: Desktop Lamp — Instructables

1:56 pm - Mon, Nov 5, 2012
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Streep 180 is a bench made of cardboard with a laminated top to add comfort and colour.
This is a very sturdy and durable bench for everyday use. Contrary to most cardboard products on the market, this bench is made out of honeycombed cardboard. The honeycombed structure is 18-20cm thick and you can jump on it!
The Italian design studio A4Adesign has a long history working with this recycled and recyclable material. …. 
Made in Italy from recycled cardboard.

(via A4ADesign, cardboard green furniture, made in Italy)
As you know, we are big on cardboard reuse here at Unconsumption…

Streep 180 is a bench made of cardboard with a laminated top to add comfort and colour.

This is a very sturdy and durable bench for everyday use. Contrary to most cardboard products on the market, this bench is made out of honeycombed cardboard. The honeycombed structure is 18-20cm thick and you can jump on it!

The Italian design studio A4Adesign has a long history working with this recycled and recyclable material. …. 

Made in Italy from recycled cardboard.

(via A4ADesign, cardboard green furniture, made in Italy)

As you know, we are big on cardboard reuse here at Unconsumption…

11:52 am - Wed, Oct 31, 2012
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Now here’s a simple, clever Halloween costume idea — repurposing a cardboard box.
"God’s gift," made by friend of Unconsumption Garth Johnson; spotted on The Etsy Blog here. (You may recall Garth’s addition to Unconsumption’s Uncollection: Garth spruced up some old plates by adding our Mr. Cart logo onto them.)
Have you reused cardboard to make a Halloween costume? If so, share — by November 2 — a photo of your creation in The Cardboard Collective’s “Cardboard Costume Challenge” Flickr pool here, so other folks can check out your handiwork. 

Now here’s a simple, clever Halloween costume idea — repurposing a cardboard box.

"God’s gift," made by friend of Unconsumption Garth Johnson; spotted on The Etsy Blog here. (You may recall Garth’s addition to Unconsumption’s Uncollection: Garth spruced up some old plates by adding our Mr. Cart logo onto them.)

Have you reused cardboard to make a Halloween costume? If so, share — by November 2 — a photo of your creation in The Cardboard Collective’s “Cardboard Costume Challenge” Flickr pool here, so other folks can check out your handiwork. 

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