glass recycling

08
JUN
2018
Planks of recycled wood

Enviromate: An online marketplace for used building materials

According to data gathered by the Green Building Council, construction, demolition and refurbishment accounts for around 120 million tonnes of waste in the UK each year. The value of that perfectly reusable material ending up in landfill – 13% of which is still new and... Read More →
22
DEC
2017
Sculpture by glass artist Amber Cowan

6 artists show the extraordinary versatility of glass

As well as being a natural, durable and highly recyclable material, little can compete with the magic that glass can offer visually. Glass-blowing as an art form dates back as far as 1st-century BC during the establishment Roman Empire. See how these contemporary artists have... Read More →
24
SEP
2017
Pentatonic-x-Starbucks-chair

Revolutionary eco friendly furniture by Pentatonic made from post-consumer waste

Amongst the hundreds of exciting events that have been kicking off at London Design Festival 2017, it’s probably no surprise that the launch of Pentatonic‘s eco friendly furniture immediately caught my attention. As you can see for yourself at their pop-up showroom on... Read More →
08
SEP
2017
Lights made from repurposed crystal bowls

Lighting made from repurposed glass objects

Lighting in the 21st-century can be made from all kinds of repurposed ephemera – and not just glass mason jars. From spectacles to drinking vessels, these works by expert designers show how a resource we have in abundance – ordinary glass objects, can be transformed... Read More →
09
JUN
2014

Lighting made from reblown glass bottles by Studio Swine

The São Paulo Collection by Studio Swine is a range of lighting and furniture inspired by the Brazilian tropical modernism of the 1950s. They have created bottle bulbs for the lighting pieces which are made from beverage bottles that have been heated and re-blown into an eclectic... Read More →
07
APR
2014

Beijing concept store Trash ‘n Diamond

Trash ‘n Diamond are new concept stores in Shuangjing and Wudaokou, Beijing.  The shops buy and sell clothes and stock everything from H&M to MaxMara, setting themselves apart from most other vintage shops in the city. The owner Fang Fang initially studied graphic... Read More →
23
JAN
2014
Charlotte Smith

Burnt out lightbulb art installation by Charlotte Smith

Ephemeral Rays is an installation of burnt out lightbulbs by artist Charlotte Smith, for a Fine Art degree show at the University of Kent last year. The lightbulbs are designed to give the viewer a sense of the volume of space and light within the galvanising shop in Chatham... Read More →
21
OCT
2013

Jelly mould scented candle by Ines Cole

Simple and unique  – we love this scented candle by Ines Cole made from a vintage jelly mould. The mould is hand poured with organic soya wax and lightly scented with natural essential oils in Limeleaf and Ginger.  It can also be hand washed and used as a jelly mould after... Read More →
18
SEP
2013
Degross for Heal's Upcycled Lighting

Lighting at Heal’s made from upcycled chemical bottles

Great to see more upcycled pieces appearing at Heal’s.  This new cut glass lighting collection by DeGross for Heal’s is British made, crafted from upcycled amber glass chemical bottles and finished with brass fitting.  As well as a table lamp, wall lamp, floor lamp... Read More →
01
JUL
2013

New Designers exhibition 2013

Last week, a wave of hot fresh design talent descended on the Business Design Centre in Angel, London.  Part 1 of New Designers 2013 featured the work of design graduates in textiles, ceramics and jewellery  from all over the UK.  But it’s not over yet – Part 2 starts... Read More →
11
JUN
2013

Lighting made from jars filled with broken glass

Jars used as light fittings are a common sight in cafes and restaurants these days.  Here however, you have two lots of upcycling going on with the Broken Glass Jar light by Polish design studio Wzorowo which contains shards of broken glass.  An extremely simple but effective... Read More →
30
AUG
2012

Rubbish creates glass beach at Fort Bragg California

Due to residents using part of the beach as a dumping ground, Fort Bragg, California was once a blot on the landscape in the early part of the last century.  The North Coast Water Quality Board started cleaning it up in 1967 and over the next few decades, rolling waves... Read More →
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29
APR
2011

Jam jar lights

Another wonderfully simple reuse idea. These charming jam jar lights from LampGoods are made from vintage jars – a perfect addition to the country cottage interior.  Buy them on Etsy now! Images via Etsy Read More →