There’s something very appealing about paintings on discarded cans. They feel like short poems.
from a series of 50 paintings on found smashed cans, 2009-2012
by Joanna Swan
(via iteeth)Source: hyperallergic
I could see this fitting right in to the neighborhood.
I live in an apartment and in the garage is some tires from a prior tenant and I thought hmmmmmm….. what can I do with old tires so into Google I typed “old tire decorations” and up popped a whole bunch of tutorials for tire planter!!! I was super excited so I thought I would share one of the ideas I came across. I will be spray painting the ones in my garage this weekend!! Can’t wait to get them done! :)
I have bashed the car tire planter before and now I am forced to eat my words because this is just so freakin’ pretty! And at the rate we go through tires (Carpenter hubby with a truck that never stops) I could probably wrangle quite the wall in very little time.
We are lovin’ this!
I’m not sure if this falls into the category of upcycling, repurposing, or just plain recycling, but whatever it is I want one. German design group Lockengeloet saves oil barrels from the harbor in Hamburg that are no longer leak proof, takes a tin opener to open them up, and turns them into cabinets.
Isn’t this gorgeous?! With some serious tenacity you could DIY your own but these guys really do it well don’t they?
Junk mail mosaics by Sandhi Schimmel Gold, further evidence of how awesome people are.
“The Bibigloo is both a work of land art, design, light source and a plastic art installation,” writes Bibi of his work. “It is a habitat type polyethylene igloo to replace the 20th century igloo traditionally made of ice. Indeed, following the thawing of the ice, innovative solutions must be found to relocate the Inuit people.”
The Bibigloo (the name is a contraction of Bibi and igloo, in case you were wondering) is 4 meters in diameter and 2.8 meters high, so while it’s meant to be an art installation, it’s big enough to work as an actual shelter too. Red LEDs illuminate the water jugs, casting an eerie glow at night. In all, 250 red 20-liter polyethylene recycled tanks were used to build the freestanding structure.