This is an inspiring mix of art and design for those interested in the creative possibilities associated with recycled materials.
The egg crate lamp photo is courtesy of Inhabit. The lamp itself is created by Federico Otero showing off that “less” is “more”–simplicity.
Increase the peace. I discovered the Buddha tyre sculpture at Greenopia which didn’t have a reference. If anyone is aware of the creator (no pun intended), please let us know. I like the fingers and the very happy grin this particular Buddha wears, even in what appears to be a bit of a weedy garden.
For those of us who collected random pieces of driftwood along beaches, or still do, and wondered what you could do with it, this is what. Well, perhaps we couldn’t quite do this. This recycled horse is a creation of artist Heather Jansch. Her site showcases many of her large-scale installations and sculptures. I’m amazed at how beautifully she captured the gait and stride of this horse.
The Freitag bag is created from recycled tarpaulins–the covers used on trucks. My Dad was a truck driver when I was a kid and I remember folding many a tarpaulin in the backyard. Never imagined they could end up looking this great. Freitag talks about the tarps, seat belts, airbags and inner tubes that they use in the wonderful products they produce. The photo is by nao-cha.
If you want recycled art overload, click this link to Google images.
The Freitag bag on the cover of this article is by Manfred Heyde.