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- Global (with @mollyblock posting from Houston)
Now this is a fine example of junkitecture — junk used as building material: License plates repurposed as shingles. Built by Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion (mentioned in our post on the two-story, Houston-area office building constructed from salvaged material): When folks return license plates for new ones at the tax office, Dan asks the office to save them for him. They make a dandy roof — reflective, which is a big deal in the Texas summer sun. The beefy galvanized metal yiel...
mollyblock: A good use for empty wine bottles. (Taken with Instagram at HCAF Point Theater) As many of you who are connected with Unconsumption’s Facebook page know, I (Molly) recently visited Schreiner University (in Kerrville, Texas) to talk to students about upcycling. While in the area, I spotted a couple of cool reuse examples, including this bottle tree on the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation. (If you like this bottle tree, check out others in earlier Unconsumption posts