Tom Shelton is a self-taught artist who works mainly with found objects. Shelton has spent years cultivating his art through sculpture, with special attention given to fashioning these cute little creatures from everything ranging from teapots to forks to candlestick holders. His assemblage is done mostly with nuts and bolts, giving a lasting structure to his piece, and his inspiration comes from the natural distress of the materials he uses, as well as the cyclic patterns found in nature. Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures
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"The best thing a child can do with a toy is break it !"
Non-Trashy Recycled and Trash Art Artists are usually ahead of the curve when it comes to being green. The artists featured here exclusively use recycled and/or trash to make pieces of contemporary art. These artists practice the art of “upcycling” , or literally turning everyday trash into creative treasures.
What's That ?! I'm looking at the picture, and I'm thinking to myself, "What's that ?!" The site is in french, but I knew the table was recycled and repurposed...but from what? Ready for this? Repeat after me...a washing machine drum! Made by Isa also has more great repurposed and recycled projects that you'll want to see. And it seems as though the French have a thing for washing machine drums.
DIY : Ecofriend : Ecofriend - Promoting eco friendly lifestyle to save the environment Awesome DIY strategies for greening your home Greener living: packed with benefits Reduce your carbon footprint by adopting the green living methods and save the environment- this statement sure brings a lot of questions and one of them is what exactly are green living methods and how do they benefit one and all? Green living can also be addressed as sustainable living and it can be defined as cutting down the usage of the natural resources by an individual or the society as a whole.
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Do you have some pallets or pieces of them that you don’t need anymore? Don’t just throw them away. There are lots of ways you can use them and turn them unto something original, original and very useful. Here are some examples that might help you. Feel free to improvise and don’t forget to use your imagination.
My friend, "L", recently asked on Facebook…”Should I really buy another mason jar?” As if it were really a question! Here's a small collection of DIY mason jar projects I’ve found most inspiring lately. If you have a ’must see’ mason jar project, leave a comment at the end of this post with the website so we can all check it out. Have a seat in the blue velvet chair, relax, and enjoy the show! My Favorite Things - Mason Jar Revival
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Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham Sarah Turner ‘s glowing recycled bottle folks took a “stroll” around Nottingham last week, proving that recycling is a family affair! The luminous parent, children and dog were all constructed from the artist’s favorite medium - recycled plastic bottles – and they delighted kids and adults alike. See photos of Turner’s charming installation ahead! <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/Inhabitat/art;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank" ><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/Inhabitat/art;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" border="0" alt="" /></a>
Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany's Streets Darmstadt, Germany was invaded by giant robots this summer - but happily they turned out to be friendly. Designed by Terraform One , the Archibots are made from recycled styrofoam that was once used to package the high-tech products we love. The group's Creaturama project calls us to re-examine the objects we throw away by populating an urban environment with an upcycled population of automated figures made from salvaged components.