Did you catch any coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? We have to say we were happy to see the upcycled Samsung shipping container building, the Galaxy Studios. Although the games have now come to a close, the containers from the Samsung shipping container building will continue to be utilised in Russia. The containers have now been donated to an educational facility for further use. Read on for the full story.
A glittering tin can pavilion rises up in the municipality of Bat-Yam in Israel. The Bat-Yam pavilion is a honeycomb like structure made of old soup cans. The pavilion transforms an otherwise unoccupied lot into an inviting public space.
We really do love when brands gets involved with upcycling. That’s why we are so excited to talk about the Domino’s second hand logos project. This is an awesome upcycling campaign from Domino’s Pizza. Here’s what happened: when Domino’s Pizza set out to do a brand refresh, their ad agency questioned what to do with their old signage and store materials. This resulting answer is a project called Second Hand Logos, where 10 artists set out to create artwork utilizing old Domino’s Pizza brand assets.
Have you ever dreamed of living in Snow White’s cottage? How about an upcycled version of Snow White’s cottage? Meet the fizzy bottle roof project. This whimsical cottage was a community project completed by the community of Merton Abbey in London.
Coach has gone back to their roots by introducing a heritage collection of upcycled baseball wallets. In 1946 Coach was inspired by baseball gloves to make soft-wearing leather wallets and billfolds. This latest collection is a tribute to Miles Cahn, the man who pioneered this process for Coach. As a result of this success, the company also began to make women’s handbags, for which they are now renowned.
Vancouver is taking upcycling to the main stage with the Ultimate Upcycling Challenge at this year’s Home + Design Show. Five of British Columbia’s top design and decor bloggers have been challenged to upcycle an item from Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.
Robson street in Vancouver BC has a wicked new upcycled art installation. It’s called Pop Rocks and it’s made of giant pillows. During the summer months the 800 block of Robson is closed off to street traffic. From August 15 until 3 September pedestrians will be able to lounge in style.
The Industri[us] Festival of Upcycling will be kicking off this weekend in Canning Town at London’s Royal Docks. It’s no coincidence that the festival launches at the same time as the Olympics, Industri[us] is a Meanwhile London competition winner. But wait, there’s more!
Cutting a glass bottle for your upcycle projects can get tricky. Until now. A clever Canadian by the name of Patrick Lehoux decided to create his very own bottle cutter that makes the tough task a simple one.
Gap and Threadless have teamed up for a new series called T.I.Y. It’s a spin on DIY with funky tutorials showing how to transform your old t-shirts. Tutorials include sandals, beach bags, hanging art, and the latest, throw pillows.