Tag Archives: recycling

  • ‘Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)': Made from 10,000 Pounds of Recycled Plastic

    ‘Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)': Made from 10,000 Pounds of Recycled Plastic

    Brooklyn’s own StudioKCA was commissioned to create a piece for the Bruges Triennial 2018 in Belgium. They came up with a massive piece called Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale), and it’s not just a piece of momentary distraction of the eye but also an environmental statement, made as it is from more than 10,000 pounds of plastic that had […]

  • Flophouze Hotel: Vacation in a Shipping Container

    Flophouze Hotel: Vacation in a Shipping Container

    Living in an old shipping container … anybody who pays rent has at least thought about it. If you’re not ready to commit to a full year lease, you can give the whole idea a trial run at the Flophouze Hotel, where shipping container hotel rooms go for 175 bucks a night. The Flophouze Hotel is located […]

  • Jenga Ocean Has Blocks Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

    Jenga Ocean Has Blocks Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

    Just when I think I’ve gotten a grip on the culture and what is has in store, something comes along that completely blindsides me. Case in point: Jenga Ocean, a new version of the popular party game featuring blocks – normally made of wood – constructed out of sorcery or science from recycled fishing nets. Apparently […]

  • McDonald’s Boombox is Made from Recycled Drink Trays

    McDonald’s Boombox is Made from Recycled Drink Trays

    McDonald’s isn’t the only fast food joint that is apparently favoring a “why not?” policy towards promotional gimmicks. The latest fruit of that approach toward pointless innovations is the McDonald’s Boombox, made from recycled drink trays to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the McFlurry. OK, sure, why not. In case any younger readers don’t know […]

  • HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    We all remember the great coffee table book about coffee tables by author Cosmo Kramer, and now it appears that the recursive coffee-related product subgenre has a new entry. It’s called HuskeeCup, and it’s a coffee cup actually made out of recycled coffee husk. Recycled coffee husk and organic resin go into each HuskeeCup as […]

  • Toast Ale: Beer Made With Surplus Bread (Video)

    Toast Ale: Beer Made With Surplus Bread (Video)

    A toast, ladies and gentlemen, to the beer made from surplus bread as a way orchestrated by activist Tristram Stuart to combat food waste. It’s called Toast Ale, and it comes in three different varieties, all of which are preventing bread from going to waste somewhere. Those three varieties of Toast Ale are Craft Ale, […]

  • Honomobo HO4+ Shipping Container Home

    Honomobo HO4+ Shipping Container Home

    Remember in the second season of The Wire when all those girls suffocated in that shipping container? You may not be aware that that scenario actually represents a marked worst case scenario that you shouldn’t judge the practice of living in a shipping container by. The other end of the spectrum would have to be […]

  • Iris Skateboards Turns Old Decks Into New Stuff (Video)

    Iris Skateboards Turns Old Decks Into New Stuff (Video)

    Skateboards have to be sturdy and durable in order to serve their intended purpose, but those qualities can also hold some potential once its lifespan as a skateboard is finished. It took George Rocha of Iris Skateboards to realize that potential in full, however, and the company’s process in turning old skateboards into new stuff is […]

  • SecondShot Damascus Chopping Knife Has Handle Made From Recycled Skateboards

    SecondShot Damascus Chopping Knife Has Handle Made From Recycled Skateboards

    Skateboarding in the kitchen is not usually a very good idea, but the people at SecondShot have a new product that will let you celebrate your inner shredder while you’re choppin’ broccoli. It’s the SecondShot Damascus Chopping Knife, a Damascus steel knife with a handle made from recycled skateboards. That handcrafted handle is five inches […]

  • ‘Viva la Roboluciòn!': Recycled Robotic Art From Bruno Lefevre-Brauer (Photos)

    ‘Viva la Roboluciòn!': Recycled Robotic Art From Bruno Lefevre-Brauer (Photos)

    Artist and graphic designer Bruno Lefevre-Brauer, also known as +Brauer, has a new line of toys/works of art that are made from actual recycled industrial parts, reformed into retro-style robots. The whole series is known as Viva la Roboluciòn! Each robot in the Viva la Roboluciòn! collection is unique and individually crafted from old parts. And […]