Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock transformed old bike parts into six spectacular chandeliers, and hung them in the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35 San Antonio, Texas. ‘Ballroom Luminoso’ chandeliers contain a custom-made LED light installation, which turned the space into a magnificent shadow theater and a new spot for people to enjoy some public art. The bike parts create intricate shadow patterns and make the underpass look truly surreal.
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Christopher Locke creates hand-made amplifiers so-called “Analog Tele-Phonographers” purposed to volume up your iPhone or iPad and at the same time to bring out the old times vibe. He designs custom-built loudspeakers from recycled trumpets, trombones, french horns and other brass instruments.
There are always these pesky little obstacles in life that make everything so difficult – pot always boiling over, zipper constantly unzipping itself or ice cream melting on your clothes. Luckily, internet is full of handy life-saving tips that can help you! This awesome list of life hacks will teach you how to quickly make your beer ice cold, hammer nails without hurting yourself, keep your greedy colleagues away from your lunch, cover up dings on wooden furniture, keep your take-out pizza warm and many more!
We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. In order to help you get started, we made a selection of 30 creative repurposing, upcycling and reuse ideas. Try to recognize your old things in the pictures and do it yourself!
Not all grandmas are only into knitting and feeding stray cats: a Russian pensioner Olga Kostina, for instance, took up a very creative project of a house make-over by covering every wall of the facade in colored bottle caps. Located in a secluded Karmarchaga village in Russia, in the Siberian Taiga, the sight of her house will definitely take you by surprise. The woman had been collecting the caps over the years till she reached 30 000 and then nailed her whole collection to the walls, organizing them in various ethnic ornaments and animal portraits.
Artist Hillary Coe created these gorgeous flower bouquets using abandoned and discarded spray paint cans. She is a part of Can Love organization which aim is to take the graffiti and sculpture medium to a new level. Hillary says that each step of the process, from extracting paint to opening and disassembling the can, lends itself to a new form of art.
Canadian artist Guy Laramee has recently published a new series of his amazing book landscapes which are made by carving old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. He calls his new project “Guan Yin” and dedicates it “to the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals”.
We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations. You can turn an old glove into a cute chipmunk toy, toilet paper rolls into a beautiful floral wall art, plastic bottle into a broom and many more.
If you don’t have electricity or live in a home with no windows, it’s going to be dark inside, even during a sunny day. Luckily, a bottled liter of water with some bleach can provide approximately 55-60 watts of light from the sun. This simple idea has helped many dwellers in the light-deprived slums of the Philippines. “A Liter of Light” is a sustainable lighting project by Illac Diaz which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Light to disprivileged communities worldwide.
Wondering what to do with those old, dust-collecting CD piles on your desk? Australian sculptor and illustrator Sean Avery has a wonderful solution! The artist shatters old CD’s to make incredible animal sculptures. Of course, this is not the only way to use old CDs! We’ve already talked about a French artist Elise Morin and architect Clémence Eliard who had hand-sewed together 65,000 old CDs to create…
While gloves and socks are made to be forever together, often they choose to divorce and spend their lives in a solitude. Of course, we have to respect their decision, but it’s hard to look at them being all lonely, laying somewhere in the backs of a drawers. Luckily, crafter and author Miyako Kanamori has a wonderful solution! With some plastic surgery you can turn your old and lonely glove into an ever happy chipmunk!
About a week ago Design You Trust wrote about an amazing 13 meters tall Christmas tree “made of 40 thousands ‘SPRITE’ plastic bottles” in Kaunas, Lithuania. However, according to the original sources like Delfi and Lrytas, there are “only” 32,000 recycled plastic bottles, but the tree will have 40,000 Christmas lights. That’s why you should never trust anyone, even if they have a word “trust” in their name. Nevertheless, the Christmas tree looks really great, and it’s especially beautiful at night when it’s lit from the inside and the green bottles start to sparkle.