Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Upcycling old boat into bookshelf

This is just an original way to display your favorite books. I just have to find a boat now...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Upcycling cardboard into a bike!

This bike is 95% made of cardboard and 100% recyclabe material, and can support riders up to 480lb... The development took three years, two years spent on figuring out cardboard complications. The strength of the bike is based on a "simple" principle: If you fold cardboard once, you are not getting twice the strength but three time the strength!
It's also waterproof and guaranteed to last five years.
Best of all, according to its creator Izhar Gafni, the cost of the Alpha bike would be around $10 per unit!
This is a great upcycling but a bit too much work to try at home.

You can see the bike in action in this short video:

Friday, April 5, 2013

Yellow pages upcycling

Once again, I got this Yellow Pages book an my front door... I don't understand why they spend so much money on something that is never used by most of us...
Kristiina lahde has a better solution, she makes sculptures out of these yellow pages, this is few pictures from her Hive serie:

© Kristiina Lahde