How can I recycle a vintage Tupperware Jell-O mold into a pendant light?

January 9th, 2012 - 


I wrote before about Jeff and Mark and their extraordinary idea: how to recycle jars. (see previous post) Here is another interesting way of recycling. Just taking a deeper look at their shop BootsNGus, I found this smart idea. What about recycling a vintage Tupperware Jell-O mold and transform it into an upcycled pendant light? (more…)

Scarf Necklace made of old t-shirts

July 7th, 2011 - 

I like Ecoist online shop because they sell products that are very creative, they look wonderful and they are affordable. And most important, they are made from recycled and reused products that you never imagined being transformed into such nice pieces of design. Here is an idea that anybody can do at home.
Without great efforts, you can put your old t-shirt to better use: Saako’s Summer scarf-like necklaces are made from upcycled t-shirts and factory remnants. Made in Portugal by Spanish and portugese textiles. You can choose from
more models with crazy names like: Cobra, Safari, Leopard or if you prefer, buy an uni color. They have black and white neckalces, red-mustard or purple and yellow. They all look great and they are lightweight. Price: 58 $.

Recycled purses and accesories

July 4th, 2011 - 

I am sure you never imaginated how you can transform food packages, soda labels or candy wrappers into accesories. If you want to try it at home, see here a link with some easy steps about how you can fold, choose the materials, cut, mix the colors and textures, fold and make chains out of the packagings and then assemble them at the end.
The result is an eco gift that could be personalized as you want. The images below are a silver collection of accesories made by the Ecoist. I have to admit, even if they are made from recycled candy wrappers they look great!
Wear the silver bracelet, the purse or the bag and be the glamour queen tonight! Via

LegendBlues, antique style furniture and old jeans recycled

July 4th, 2011 - 

All jeans tell a story. Your first concert ever, the first kiss, a nostalgic journey and a lot of treasured moments you keep in your heart. Furniture designer Liz Richardson of LegendBlues thought of even more: what if we could transform these pairs into something that could last longer?
You will have all your memories near you. So, in 2009, the designer created a furniture line using recycled jeans and old furniture combined: pillows, chairs, armchairs, ottomans and accessories. In the meantime, she works with a team that handcrafts each chair out of solid Northern Soft Maple. This wood was choosen for its fine hand finish and its
quality but you, as a buyer, you can choose from from 6 wood finishes and nails in either brass or pewter. Also, you can ask for a full customization: sending your personal jeans and asking for special pockets to be built: for your iPod, remotes or other belongings. For an addiyional fee, you will have a nice embroidery also.

Via here.

Photos: LegendBlue website