Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Upcycling




Last night I stumbled across the project 30 days 30 things by college students at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna where they are taking items and upcycling them into new, functional things.

Upcycling is when an object that would have been thrown out or recycled is repurposed into a new object. In this case they use things from plastic water bottles to found pieces of styrofoam boards.



Photo Courtesy of 30 days 30 things

The things they made are beautiful. The picture above are scarves made out of old t-shirts.

Photo Courtesy of 30 days 30 things

These practical seat protectors were plastic bags repurposed into functional and aesthetically pleasing rain guards. 

The more I look at their projects the more I wish I had thought of them. Pure genius. 


For more ideas projects you can do, check out 100 upcycling ideas

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