Category: News

Birdcage Planter

Do you love succulents as much as we do? If so, odds are you will love this birdcage planter. This birdcage planter makes for an easy upcycle. With little more than succulents, a birdcage and soil you can add a splash of greenery to your home or garden. Find out how to make your own birdcage planter!

Birdcage Planter | Upcycle That

But wait, there’s more!

Samsung Shipping Container Building

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.

samsung shipping container building

But wait, there’s more!

Bat-Yam Pavilion

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.

bat-yam pavilion

But wait, there’s more!

Fizzy Bottle Roof Project

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.

fizzy bottle roof project

But wait, there’s more!

Baseball Wallets

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.

baseball wallets

But wait, there’s more!

Vancouver’s Ultimate Upcycling Challenge

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. 

But wait, there’s more!

News: Pop Rocks on Robson

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.

But wait, there’s more!

News: Festival of Upcycling happening this weekend in London!

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!