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How Opera used 1,000 old floppy disks and other e-waste in their new Poland headquarters

Opera's new headquarters features elements made from nearly one thousand old…

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Vancouver home built almost entirely with former building's materials

Measured Architecture, 90% recycled, Cloister House, Vancouver, playful…

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Centuries-old stable is converted into a self-sustaining dream home

Standard Studio and Ibiza Interiors converted an old stable into a beautiful…

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Vancouver home built almost entirely with former building's materials

Measured Architecture's "Cloister House" in vancouver was made using over The…

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Recycled cardboard is an excellent go-to material for an inexpensive, easy-to-build dollhouse and this one, from Little Red Window is an awesome example of a basic structure you can use. Plus the step-by-step tutorial makes this project a snap.

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Shipping container is converted into a chic portable boutique shop in Toronto

Needs & Wants Studios and Marco Lee transformed a shipping container into a beautiful and welcoming timber-lined showroom.

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Shipping container is converted into a chic portable boutique shop in Toronto

Needs & Wants Studios and Marco Lee transformed a shipping container into a beautiful and welcoming timber-lined showroom.

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Next time you're at the second hand store and see a kettle, make sure you grab…

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Photographer upcycles street trash into brilliant home decor

This Tel Aviv photographer shows us just how beautiful and functional 'trash' can be.

Photographer upcycles street trash into brilliant home decor

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Neglected London bakery transformed into beautiful luxury housing

Originally built in 1898, the newly renovated Bakery Place comprises a 12,000-square-foot Victorian-era site with three main buildings: the Bake House, the Lodge House, and the Coach Houses.

Neglected London bakery transformed into beautiful luxury housing

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6 abandoned grain silos repurposed into swanky modern homes

We’ve rounded up six of our favorite adaptive reuse silo-turned-housing projects from around the world.

6 abandoned grain silos repurposed into swanky modern homes

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6 abandoned grain silos repurposed into swanky modern homes

We’ve rounded up six of our favorite adaptive reuse silo-turned-housing projects from around the world.

6 abandoned grain silos repurposed into swanky modern homes

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ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

A new startup called ByFusion created an eco-friendly way to repurpose collected ocean plastic permanently, in the form of construction blocks called RePlast.

ByFusion turns all types of ocean plastic into eco-friendly construction blocks

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These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos recycles plastic into disaster-resistant building blocks families can use to easily build their own homes.

LEGO-like building blocks of recycled plastic allow Colombians to build their own homes

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Stylish coffeemaker repurposes used grounds to grow fresh mushrooms

The used grounds—an abundant resource in university districts, creative urban centers, and in pretty much every American household—are basically the perfect material for growing mushrooms.

Stylish coffeemaker repurposes used grounds to grow fresh mushrooms

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Microlibrary built with 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets tackles illiteracy in Indonesia

The project was realized as the first built prototype of a series of small libraries planned for several locations throughout Indonesia.

Microlibrary built with 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets tackles illiteracy in Indonesia

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Microlibrary built with 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets tackles illiteracy in Indonesia

A charming, small library, built using 2000 used plastic ice cream buckets, popped up on a town in Indonesia.

Microlibrary built with 2,000 recycled ice cream buckets tackles illiteracy in Indonesia

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The New Raw turns plastic waste into valuable raw material

The New Raw is a hands-on workshop that seeks to provide a sustainable solution to plastic pollution using digital fabrication techniques.

The New Raw turns plastic waste into valuable raw material

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This amazing Bangladeshi air cooler is made from plastic bottles and uses no electricity

An inventor in Bangladesh created a DIY air cooler with discarded plastic bottles, and he's giving the plans away for free, just in time for summer.

This amazing Bangladeshi air cooler is made from plastic bottles and uses no electricity

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Kurgo's bright orange shipping container office is a haven for dogs

Kurgo's new dog-friendly office boasts bright orange shipping containers used as meeting and stock-rooms.

Bright orange shipping containers in Massachusetts stock all things canine

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Plants and Coffee // Let's make a coffee pot Terrarium!

Plants and coffee // Let's make a coffee pot terrarium

Plants and Coffee // Let's make a coffee pot Terrarium!

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ARTICLE22 jewelry is made out of unexploded bombs in Laos

ARTICLE22 is a brand that designs accessories out of Vietnam War bombs.

ARTICLE22 jewelry is made out of unexploded bombs in Laos

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So creative and easy!

So creative and easy!
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Recicla una camiseta para crear un cuadro infantil

So creative and easy!

Recicla una camiseta para crear un cuadro infantil - Muy Ingenioso

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Dos de Tres gives vintage telephones new life with quirky Flexófono lamps

Recycled materials, green home décor, flexofono lamps, dos de tres lamps, upcycled telephone, upcycled telephone lamp, recycling, reusing, lighting, lamps, green lighting

Dos de Tres gives vintage telephones new life with quirky Flexófono lamps

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LEGO is launching a groovy 1960s VW Beetle this August

LEGO just unveiled their model of a 1960's VW Beetle. The model aims to recreate classic details of the iconic car and will be available for $99.99 this August.

LEGO is launching a groovy 1960s VW Beetle this August

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