Sarah Turner’s Repurposed Plastic Bottle Lamps Illuminate the Beauty of Upcycled Materials

May 26, 2014 by  
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It’s great to see that recycled materials are now at the forefront of today’s modern product design, and at design festivals around the world,  multitudes of innovative eco-artists  are enlightening festival visitors with their brilliant creations. Up-and-coming designers are showing us just how versatile recycled items can be, introducing us  to the bright new world of revamping upcycled materials. Lamps created from salvaged items are growing in popularity, and with good cause: we could all use a bit more beautiful lighting in our lives. One eco artist who is delivering repurposed creations to the eco-craving masses is Sarah Turner . After graduating with a degree in Furniture and Product Design in 2008, Sarah wasted no time in making a name for herself on the modern stage of eco design. Already the recipient of many design awards , Sarah’s current line of lighting and decorative items shows the she’s only just beginning to light up the world with her stunning designs. (Too many lighting puns yet?) Her lighting products are made from recovered waste products (mainly plastic bottles) collected from local cafes and households. Once collected, the bottles are cleaned and sandblasted. This process turns the normally transparent plastic to an opaque material, making it easier to sponge-dye by hand, resulting in amazingly vibrant colors. After much strategic cutting and sculpting, the end result is a collection of beautifully hand crafted lamps and various decorative items. + Sarah Turner Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bottles , Design , eco artists , eco lighting , eco-art , green lighting , lamps , lamps from plastic bottles , plastic bottle lamps , plastic bottle reuse , Plastic bottles , sarah turner , upcycled , upcycling , waste design

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Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

May 26, 2014 by  
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Tiny houses and efficient urban apartments are growing in popularity. While both come with lots of eco-friendly benefits—like cheaper utility bills and less room for clutter—small dwellings require furniture capable of performing more than one task. One surprise guest can crash on the couch, but what happens when there are two? The Palazzo Sofa Bed , a new offering from space-saving expert Resource Furniture, solves this problem in a matter of seconds. This sofa morphs into a bunk bed that can comfortably accommodate adults or children, turning a living area into a guest room with one simple motion. Read the rest of Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bunk beds , bunk sofa beds , couch , furniture for small spaces , green furniture , modular furniture , Palazzo Bunk Beds , Palazzo Transforming Sofa Bed , resource furniture , small space , SOFA , sofa bed , space saving furniture , Transforming Furniture

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Sao Paulo’s Urban Garden is a Green Paradise in the Center of Brazil’s Most Cosmopolitan City

May 26, 2014 by  
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Collins and Turner’s Lush Green Canopy Crowns a Refurbished Community Center in Sydney

December 27, 2013 by  
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Four Years of Extreme Weather has Killed Thousands of UK Barn Owls

December 27, 2013 by  
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Conservationists say that there are now fewer than 1,000 breeding pairs of barn owls left in the UK after four years of extreme weather such as freezing winters and wet summers. Thousands of the birds have died, and according to The Guardian 2013 is set to be among the worst years for the nation’s farmland bird, as the population has decreased by a staggering 75 percent. Read the rest of Four Years of Extreme Weather has Killed Thousands of UK Barn Owls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barn owl populations declining , barn owls , conversation in the UK , extreme weather , freak weather , freak weather is killing barn owls , freezing weather , global warming , HS2 railway , owl threat , pesticides , uk weather        

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Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

October 9, 2012 by  
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Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games . At 2 meters wide the lights make quite a statement, and they were made using 190 plastic Coca Cola bottles each. There are 5 of the large lights in total, and each is made up of rings of the plastic bottles and a globe in the middle. The globe is Sarah’s Cola 30 design, which is made from 30 Coca Cola bottles hand cut and sculpted into decorative forms. The Cola 30 was the first light Sarah made from waste plastic bottles when she first started her work over 4 years ago. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bottle lamp , Coca Cola , green design , green lighting , London Olympics , recycled bottles , recycled interiors , recycled lamp , Recycled Materials , sarah turner , sustainable design

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The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

October 9, 2012 by  
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The Power Flower is an interactive, visual ‘living’ energy meter prototype created by two university students in Falmouth, UK. Designed as a smart energy meter to help people become more conscientious of their household power usage, the Power Flower connects wirelessly to a home’s existing energy meter and reflects energy consumption in its phototropic movements. When too much energy is being used, the flower-shaped lamp starts to die, drooping down and diminishing the light emitted, whereas low energy usage will produce a bright and healthy light. + The Power Flower The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Energy Consumption , Energy Metering , Interactive Objects , James Dowdell , Living Energy Meter , Power Flower , Power Usage , smart meter

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Stealth Barn is a Striking Black Guest House Converted from a Plain Barn

February 13, 2012 by  
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EPA Reveals GHG Data of the Nation’s Biggest Polluters

January 11, 2012 by  
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Individuals, communities and businesses can see how much global warming pollution being produced by facilities in their areas.

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JCI, Turner and Gensler Top List of Firms with Most LEED Pros

January 7, 2012 by  
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Last week, we reported that Jones Lang LaSalle surpassed its goal of having 1,000 certified sustainability professionals on its books. The USGBC has since told us which companies have the most LEED APs on their payrolls.

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