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11
JAN
2013

Recycled bottle lights by John Meng

Chinese self-taught designer John Meng has made a series of recycled wine bottle lights. Each part is assembled by everyday craftsmen on the streets of Xiamen, taught by Meng. Above is Patriot lamp which resembles a message in a bottle. Also in the series is Lab lamp and In Light... Read More →
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29
NOV
2012

Midcentury Modern, Dulwich College

Looking for an iconic piece of furniture to brighten up your home?  Londoners with a passion for interiors should head to Midcentury Modern at Dulwich College this Sunday.  This is a one day show where you can buy original mid-century furniture, ceramics, art and glass without... Read More →
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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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12
JUN
2012

Sea glass jewellery by Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward is a New Zealand born jeweller from Brisbane. Her work features recycled materials, particularly sea glass and pebbles found on remote beaches on the South Island of New Zealand. She also collects recycled glass from demolition yards, beaches, second hand shops,... Read More →
06
MAY
2012

Upcycled glass tiles by Ellen Blakeley

Ellen Blakeley was passing a shattered bus shelter in her San Francisco neighbourhood.  The glass had been shot out with BB guns and lay in glittering heaps on the asphalt.  Seeing great design potential in the tempered glass she was led into the world of glass mosaic and has now... Read More →
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16
APR
2012

Homeware made from upcycled wine bottles by Lucirmás

We’re very excited to discover Lucirmás a Spanish company which makes beautiful homewares out of upcycled wine bottles, all handmade in Barcelona, Spain. Their mission is to create products which utilize the charm, value and versatility of recycled glass. Glass is... Read More →
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16
JAN
2012

Lighting made from broken glass by Lovers Lights

Lovers Lights are beautiful pendant lights by Janis Haves which are made from bits of leftover glass.  There are between 35 and 120 pendants in each light which are all hand cut. The glass that would usually end up in the skip is sourced from picture framers, window makers and... Read More →
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25
OCT
2011

Ten Green Bottles

Things made from coloured glass always have a certain appeal but there is something particularly contemporary about these glasses by Bottlecrop in their varying shades of bottle green.  Wine and beer bottles have the tops cropped off, rims ground and smoothed to a soft matt... Read More →
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18
JUL
2011

Sunday Best

I couldn’t possibly let this one go amiss – designer Demelza Hill‘s ‘Sunday Best’ – a fabulous jumpsuit made of dusters.  As well as having an awesome name, Demelza is one very talented young lady.  The ‘Sunday Best’ jumpsuit pays... Read More →
22
JUN
2011

Weird and Wonderful

Having just stumbled across this article on Belgian talent Erik Zwaga, it wasn’t going to be long before I’d start raving about his upcycled art. In addition to the humorous and surrealist aspect to his work, I love the way he groups twee decorative objects to create... Read More →
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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