The art of (actual) waste.

April 1, 2010 at 11:37 am 6 comments

After doing a little more research on the art of waste, I started finding more and more projects that are created from real waste in the world. The British non-profit Re-Worked is making chairs out of recycled coffee grounds. Seth Quest and Megan Heacock White just co-created the Recession Desk Lamp. And Luis Torres has been dubbed a Metrocartiste because of his beautiful use of recycled MetroCards.

April 1’s daily design idea is what could you make, right now, out of the waste in your current surroundings? I personally wish there was something I could do with all my duplicate receipts.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Patrick  |  April 3, 2010 at 11:56 am

    AWESOME. Thanks for sharing.

  • 2. kseverny  |  April 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    this sounds quite interesting

  • 3. Furniture of waste. « Daily Design Idea  |  May 4, 2010 at 5:36 am

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  • 6. More art of waste. « Daily Design Idea  |  November 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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