Posts Tagged ‘recycled design’

In America, we turn trash into treasure. In Japan, they recycle by design. Case in point: Doug Aamoth’s post about this dining table made from a washing machine drum. He stumbled upon it and the coordinating chairs during a tour oversees at a Japanese recycling plant devoted to handling home appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, […]


As a budding interior designer I’m passionate about using materials in unexpected, innovative ways–in particular when there’s an opportunity to transform the mundane into art. Architect Tadao Ando‘s recent design of the new Morimoto Restaurant in New York makes a sparkling example. The Concept:A nearly two-story-high freestanding water wall created from 17,400 half-liter plastic bottles […]