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Positive News, Green Things, Microcredit and The Green Children. Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures. Tom Shelton is a self-taught artist who works mainly with found objects.

Artist Tom Shelton Turns Scavenged Metal Scraps into Adorable Sculptures

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. + What the Folk Art The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Living - How to Make Instructables.

Scrapping. Recyclart, The art of recycling, reusing & upcycling ! Recovered Toys from Trash. Non-Trashy Recycled and Trash Art. Artists are usually ahead of the curve when it comes to being green.

Non-Trashy Recycled and Trash Art

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. While Andy Warhol may have made the idea popular with his famous Campbell’s soup can exhibit, today’s trash artists bring more of an eco street cred to their art. Some create compositions from recycled plastic bag or themed works for art galleries, while others create entire theme parks with trash, and even furniture from recycled materials. There seems to be no end to what kind of art you can create with the most cost-effective medium available; trash. Tim Nobel & Sue Webster Tim and Sue met while they were studying Fine Arts in University together.

Vik Muniz The author arranges all of the pieces carefully, photographs the collages, and then destroys them so that they only exist as photographs. What's That ?! I'm looking at the picture, and I'm thinking to myself, "What's that ?!

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. After stumbling on these two tables, of course I was curious. I also have to include this little BBQ because it is so deliciously rustic in its natural environment. This practical drum-turned-fire pit comes from Dr. Now, back to France. The more you look...the more you find. First life...cleaner. And these come to us from Bulgarian Alex Kovatchev via Yanko Design. This column lamp from Paul Morini really would be the perfect compliment to any warehouse loft or space. This is the waiting room at a medical office in France. By nature, a washing machine is quite DIY. DIY : Ecofriend : Ecofriend - Promoting eco friendly lifestyle to save the environment.

Eco friendly gardening tips Eco-friendly gardening is an easy way to grow a garden and be sensitive to the environment and wildlife around you as well.

DIY : Ecofriend : Ecofriend - Promoting eco friendly lifestyle to save the environment

Here are eco-friendly gardening tips. Eco friendly gardening tips Read more... Categories: DIY Tags: around, chemicals, Companion, creativity, dispose, Eco Friendly, essential, featured, gardening tips, lacewings, multiply, options, planting, plants, sensitive, Top. Small Town. 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture.

My Favorite Things - Mason Jar Revival. My friend, "L", recently asked on Facebook…”Should I really buy another mason jar?”

My Favorite Things - Mason Jar Revival

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! Who can resist these cookie mix cuties - spotted at Bakerella. They call this one the redneck wine goblet. Away from the kitchen and on to the home decor. Mary Beth Stephens (EllieMacDesigns) In designing my children's rooms, I found the love for hand-painting and other crafting... therefore "EllieMac" was created.

Mary Beth Stephens (EllieMacDesigns)

Ellie is my daughter and Mac is my son... they inspire me to do what I love! I found Etsy by chance in 2007. Sarah Turner’s Recycled Bottle Family Lights Up Nottingham. 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.

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany's Streets

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. Mitchell Joachim and his team at Terraform 1 are provocateurs of the built environment that excel at dreaming up new ways of building and getting around. Their recycled Creatureama installation explores the materiality of our world and ways that waste can be repurposed as raw material for our future needs. The project transforms e-waste packing material into quirky robots in an endeavor to “architecturally sketch figures and follies”.