Germany

19
JUN
2012

Recycled blue glass window at Penzburg’s Islamisches Forum

Alen Jasarevic is the German-Bosnian architect behind the Islamisches Forum in Penzberg, Germany built in 2005.  Rather than opting for high minarets, traditionally found on mosques, this contemporary structure has a delicate tower and large prayer room with a stunning ornamented... Read More →
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16
JAN
2012

Waste People sculpture by H A Schult

It’s taken me this long to discover the work of artist H A Schult.  Surprising given the extent to which his ‘Trash People’ have made their way to virtually every corner of the globe.  A representation of our wasteful society, Schult’s army of sculptures... Read More →
23
DEC
2011

German star wreaths made from newspaper

For more crafty festive touches, check out these German star wreaths made from newspaper, also known as Froebel Stern.  You can find out how to make them here via LinaLoo Read More →
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22
AUG
2011

Herbst/Winterkollektion

With September just around the corner, autumn fashions are coming to the fore.  One designer I have great admiration for is Berlin based Christine Mayer, creator of MAYER. Peace Collection.  Each unique garment is handmade from recycled materials and holds its own history.  Her... Read More →
21
JUL
2011

Data Lamp

With technology moving at an unfathomable rate, many upcyclists are relishing the task of doing something clever with redundant media formats.  If the CD clock just won’t cut it, perhaps we should take some inspiration from YeaYea studio based in Leipzig, Germany.  They... Read More →
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14
JUN
2011

Ten Green Bottles

I’ve seen plenty of beer bottles upcycled into drinking vessels – but nothing quite like these by German designer Sybille Homann.  These beautiful vases, carafes, candlesticks and lights are made predominantly from used glass taken from bottles and windows. Images via... Read More →
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