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Little Dresses for Africa. Bibbie&blue: Art, Crafts & the (Re)imagined. Bambu Earth knocks it out of the park!

bibbie&blue: Art, Crafts & the (Re)imagined

Get this… This company uses post-consumer cereal boxes & such in their packaging design. But wait! There’s more! Not only do they use recycled material … the handmade artisan paper hugging these snazzy soaps has a little secret. It is seeded with stuff like wildflower and basil seeds! Like this: Like Loading... Today’s post celebrates the use of architectural salvage in retail design. Keen Footwear is an american shoe manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon. Planet Reuse assisted in the design of this Kansas City sports bar and restaurant, Johnny’s Tavern, located in the Power & Light district. Another salvage designer, Nightwood in New York has been featured in my favorite design blog, Design*Sponge, more than once!

(Image from Design*Sponge) If you are curious to learn more about designing and building with reclaimed materials, visit your library or local book store. I have the first little treasure, Reclaiming Style, on my bookshelf right now! Whale Made from Waste Plastic Brings Recycling Message to Washington. <a href="/content/wmw/en/index.html">Home</a><a href="/content/wmw/en/recycling.html">Recycling</a> Whale Made from Waste Plastic Brings Recycling Message to Washington A 32 foot long whale made from waste plastic and bags is migrating through Washington State and stopping at community events and a local recycling center in order to bring awareness to the amount of plastic we use but do not recycle.

Whale Made from Waste Plastic Brings Recycling Message to Washington

The whale is the result of the Plastic Whale Project, a creation of Carrie Ziegler, waste reduction specialist for Thurston County. The project was inspired after the autopsy of a grey whale in Puget Sound revealed that her stomach included significant quantities of waste including 20 plastic shopping bags at the time of death. Ziegler designed the project with the support students at of over 15 schools who braided together 9,000 plastic bags, juice cups and plastic utensils that form the whale’s skin and skeleton.

To learn more visit: The Green Edit: sustainable packaging. If you're into eco beauty it's not just what's inside that counts, but the packaging too.

The Green Edit: sustainable packaging

Here our green beauty blogger Imelda Burke rounds up the best boxes, including those grown on trees BY Imelda Burke | 10 October 2014 The Green Edit: sustainable packaging, O'Rights You've sifted through the ingredients label and found the perfect product but your eco-agenda extends past just ingredients and includes peering into the packaging of your products too. With vegetable ink printing, recycled card boxes and recyclable glass all easily attainable, most natural cosmetic brands will have some sustainable element to their packaging. While some brands are looking to reduce the weight of containers, which in turn reduces the fuel consumption used in transportation, others are switching to biopolymers or natural sustainable materials.

READ - The Green Edit: organic bathing rituals A new brand from Taiwan, which has just launched in the UK, goes even further. READ - The Green Edit: natural bronzers. World famous architects design bus stops for an Austrian village. Sou Fujimoto, Smiljan Radic and Wang Shu are among seven international architects invited to design bus stops for a tiny Austrian village in exchange for a holiday there (+ slideshow).

World famous architects design bus stops for an Austrian village

The village of Krumbach in the the Bregenzerwald district has a population of around 1,000 people spread over a cultivated landscape. Its recently formed cultural association instigated the Bus:Stop project to boost the number of tourists who already visit the surrounding Bregenzerwald area for its scenery, hospitality and architecture. Hoping to promote an international exchange of ideas, the association engaged seven architects – Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, Wang Shu's Amateur Architecture Studio from China, Norwegian studio RintalaEggertsson Architects, Ensamble Studio from Spain, Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu from Belgium and Russian architect Alexander Brodsky – to design bus stops around the village.

Photography is by Adolf Bereuter. M&S recyclable PaperTies to replace plastic and wire clips - 27 Oct 2014.