Posts Tagged ‘reuse’

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Stunning Coconut Lights

November 27, 2016

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I think that these Nymph lamps made with pierced coconut shells are magical and i’d love one myself. Created by the Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius, each coconut shade is drilled by hand and the spine of the lamp is wrapped in suede or faux leather.  They are available to order from Kubilius’ website for approximately US$220.

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Ice-cream Bucket Library

August 25, 2016

microlibrary at Taman Bima

Generally I’m not a fan of repurposing materials in design. I’m perfectly content with designing to minimise waste, of using biodegradable or recyclable materials, or using recycled materials but there is something about using materials readily identifiable as ‘trash’ that upsets my design sensibilities. That said, hat’s off to the architects Shau who used 2,000 used ice cream buckets to provide ventilation and daylight on the Taman Bima microlibrary in Bandung, Indonesia.

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