Tag: Recycling

Wife & Husband Turn Wire Found In Discarded TVs Into Tree Of Life Pendants
04 Jul

Wife & Husband Turn Wire Found In Discarded TVs Into Tree Of Life Pendants

Homepage featured Recycling Style aluminum wire Celina Ortiz 4th of July 2016

Orlando-based artist Celina Ortiz creates eco-friendly "Tree of Life" pendants together with her husband under the name RecycledBeautifully. The couple scavenge TVs that people throw in the trash and pull copper or aluminum wire from them. Then they twist the wire into trees that wrap around various vibrant stones that range from conventional turquoise or agate to more psychedelic-looking opals and abalones.

Read More
I 3D-Print Vases To Give Plastic Bottle A Second Life
18 Apr

I 3D-Print Vases To Give Plastic Bottle A Second Life

Homepage featured Product Design Recycling 3d printed vases 3d printing 18th of April 2016

My name is Libero Rutilo and I create a collection of design vases combining upcycling and 3D-printing technology. The project gives a second chance to such an unvalued object as a PET bottle, which would be normally thrown away after it has been used. The idea was to create a vase conserving only its silhouette. The vase itself represents an external shell with an inner neck fillet, so it can be screwed onto a bottle like a cap. The 3D-printed structure dresses the bottle and makes it disappear under its mesh. The vases were designed for 0,5 l PET water and soft drinks bottles and fit PCO bottle neck openings – which are very commonly used and can be easily found.

Read More