San Francisco Treehouse. A treehouse build 7.6 meters up in an 125-year-old coast live oak. Recycled, reclaimed and vintage materials have been used in the making. The whole construction has been put up in the tree without using any bolts or nails; therefore, not damaging the tree. The treehouse is truly magical because of its rustic interior and small details reminding of childhood. Located in Burlingame, San Francisco Bay, CA.
If a steampunk gentleman was to ride a clockwork horse, he would prefer
something like the metal sculptures of Hasan Novrozi. This artist who
studied in Iran uses all sorts of metal bits and bobs, and scrap metal
to make some of the largest pieces his work. Just look how natural both
the horse and Pegasus look! And how that’s achieved by making a 3D scrap
metal collage – the attention to detail and artistic vision is
astounding. Of course, this doesn’t stop Hasan from making more
conventional metal art, from parts shaped and welded to fit. The eagle
is particularly impressive, so dynamic and natural! One can definitely
get the impression that it is about to take off.
To spread his message about endless
waste production, Portuguese street artist Bordalo II (Artur Bordalo)
creates stunning animal sculptures. However, unlike most artists,
Bordalo doesn’t buy his material - he scavenges it. He seeks to portray
nature (animals) with the materials that threaten it.
Bored Panda has already written about Bordalo here and here
but it’s clear that the artist isn’t going to stop his work anytime
soon. While he started working in Portugal, now he is going global. His
latest journeys feature stops in Estonia and the USA. He’s bold, he’s
determined, and he’s consistent - let’s hope that Bordalo will stay this
way and continue his fight.
Linda Aldredge’s Treehouse. Linda is a graphic designer and the owner of an organic beauty products company. The treehouse was built in the summer of 2006 for approximately $12,000, the interior elements are mostly recycled. It runs on solar energy and has nice mosaic windows looking over a beautiful forest and a pond. Located in Catskill State Park, New York.
Upcycling Jars, Bottles, and Other Glass Containers.
I cook ALOT. I’m quite proud of my little collection of herbs, spices, teas, legumes, and other dried edibles. Not so much for the actual contents, but for the fact that 90% of the glass containers were upcycled. I saved my kimchi jars, pasta sauce jars, pickle jars, jam jars, booze jars - errrr, whatever I bum off the bartender, and etc. I especially love using the Canada Dry tonic water bottles for my spices; the wine corks I save fits the perfectly as a stopper! The rest of my containers are usually rescued from flea markets and thrift shops.
I encourage everyone to find a place in their homes for glass packaging. Keep them out of the dumpster.