Telebeute: cardboard wall lamp by herrwolke – upcycleDZINE

Telebeute: cardboard wall lamp by herrwolke

Maybe this sounds familiar. A few days after buying something online, a courier brings me my new purchase in a corrugated cardboard box. And like someone who cares about recycling I cut the box into little pieces and throw them into the special garbage bin for paper. Sometimes I hold on to the box because it […]

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PET Bottle furniture by PlastiKetic – upcycleDZINE

PET Bottle furniture by PlastiKetic

A very familiar object that lots of people throw away every day is a plastic bottle. Hopefully the bottle gets thrown in the right garbage bin for recycling. You might know by now that recycling is good but upcycling is even better. That’s because, for example, upcycling reduces both energy consumption and CO2 emission. Upcycling […]

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18 upcycle design ideas using bottles composed by upcycleDZINE. All the designs are made of discarded or vintage materials or objects.

18 upcycle design ideas using bottles

In this group-post number ten I like to show 18 great upcycle design ideas using bottles. upcycleDZINE is a blog that focuses on showing what upcycle design is all about. After some time I noticed that there’s quite a nice collection on upcycleDZINE. So I started to make posts that show a group of upcycle design pieces made out of the […]

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Coffee Stovetop Desk Lamp by Rosa Montesa – upcycleDZINE

DIY: Coffee Stovetop Desk Lamp by Rosa Montesa

A few weeks ago an upcycle design featured on this blog called Espresso Maker Desk Lamp made out of an old coffee stovetop. In that post I mentioned the fact that these unique stovetops are typical Italian. It is said that almost every Italian household has such a coffee stovetop or espresso maker. The brand making the original […]

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Jerry Can Cabinets by Danish Fuel – upcycleDZINE

Jerry Can Cabinets by Danish Fuel

Design in general, but upcycle design in specific, gets more attention if a familiar object, product or material is used. And that happens a lot in upcycle design. Recognition is nice, but it’s even better if design ‘touches’ you and more so if it makes you smile. When you look at todays featured upcycle design you […]

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MARTÉN: Wine barrel hoops chandelier by Balk en Plank – upcycleDZINE

MARTÉN: Wine barrel hoops chandelier by Balk en Plank

Like I’ve said before, pallet wood is very popular among upcycle designers. But another object that is used quite a lot is an old wine barrel. A wine barrel is such a great object. It’s unique and the older the better. After 3 to 5 vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded and that’s when the […]

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Gold ‘n Broll: Porcelain lighting by Gosuin and Zuber – upcycleDZINE

Gold ‘n Broll: Porcelain lighting by Stéphanie Gosuin and Anna Zuber

Old porcelain plates, cups and saucers are perfect objects to use for upcycle design. Have a look at two lighting examples: an impressive Cup Chandelier by Laura Pregger and a fun upside-down project called Fantassima by Anka Büchler. Both designs use cups that are intact. But what about all the once beautiful porcelain products that […]

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Showing what upcycle design is all about!