Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art

November 16, 2012 by  
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Aurora Robson isn’t just an artist — she’s also an environmental activist. The Canadian-born artist’s elaborate sculptures are made from cut-up plastic bottles and other bits of discarded plastic, which are sold to support further environmental reclamation and awareness. We’ve tracked Robson’s evolution here on Inhabitat, featuring her work, first in 2009 and also earlier this year . Now, Joshua Kogan has produced a short documentary about Robson. Click through to see the film. Read the rest of Artist Aurora Robson Transforms Discarded Plastic into Beautiful Pieces of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aurora Robson , eco-art , Joshua Kogan , plastic art , recycled bottle sculptures , recycled material art , Recycled Materials , Recycled Plastic , sculptures

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Jessica Drenk Carves Pencils Into Incredible Organic Shapes

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The pencil is more than a writing implement – it’s a symbol of creativity and potential. Exploring the structural possibilities of graphite and wood, artist Jessica Drenk turns familiar old Ticonderogas into forms inspired by nature. Influenced by systems of information and a desire to classify and understand the world, her sculptures are beautiful representations of one of the most primitive recording devices. Read the rest of Jessica Drenk Carves Pencils Into Incredible Organic Shapes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: graphite , jessica drenk , pencil , sculpture , ticonderoga , Wood

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Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories

November 16, 2012 by  
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Walking around this year’s Dutch Design Week , we almost missed these cute paper vessels made from recycled receipts by Noor Nuyten . Each paper cup is made from a used receipt roll that has been coated with water-based glue. Nuyten’s “Desk Role” line is perfect for holding small items that otherwise might get lost – such as paper clips, pins, rubbers bands and coins. Read the rest of Noor Nuyten Recycles Receipt Rolls Into Cute Desk Accessories Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ana lisa alperovich , Art , desk accessories , Desk Role , Dutch Design Week , green products , Noor Nuyten , paper vase , Recycled Materials , recycled paper , recycling / compost

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AllesWirdGut’s BIO Campus is a Ziggurat-Like Sustainable Neighborhood for Istanbul

November 16, 2012 by  
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Snøhetta Wins Busan Opera House Competition With Theater that Joins Sea and Sky in South Korea

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Daylit House is Split Down the Middle for an Independent Couple in Japan

November 16, 2012 by  
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Two triple level wooden shells exist on either side of the home, which has an extremely compact footprint, one for her and one for him. These spaces are exposed and separated by a cavernous core that rises up to the tall ceiling, which features a series of skylights and windows that allow natural light and ventilation to sweep through the home. This reduces the home’s overall electricity consumption. It is to this central gap that ON Design refers as the “empty lot.” Osamu Nishida told Frame Web that the couple aren’t unhappy; it’s just that they both require a lot of individual space (both physical and mental) so that they can pursue their divergent interests. But when they do want to cozy up, they can meet in a comfortable communal area between the tiny home’s two halves. + ON Design Via Frame Web

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Helping Climate Change One Frame at a Time

March 24, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good A group of world-class animators led by Filmmaker Simon Robson is working on a film advocating for collective action as a means of combating climate change. It sounds good, but can it work?..

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Colorado: Powered by 30% Renewable Energy by 2020

March 24, 2010 by  
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Photo via Colorado Independent In one of the boldest renewable energy standards set thus far, Colorado’s governor Bill Ritter has signed into law a bill requiring 30% of the state’s energy mix come from renewable sources by 2020 . Which means, in the next 10 years, Colorado will get nearly a full third of its power from wind, solar, and other clean sources–now that’s some serious progress

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