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Next life: furniture made from recycled plastic toys

Dirk Vander Kooij breathes new life into old plastic toys, videotapes and discarded computer equipment by transforming them into stylish and sustainable pieces of furniture. His studio’s collection exhibited at the Hemkade showroom in Zaandam, the Netherlands, was recently enriched by gorgeous new pieces made from recycled materials. Dirk Vander Kooij‘s furnishings are made from e-waste and 3D-printed […] Read more

Used shipping containers transformed into schoolrooms

Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools! You can find them for sale in Perth, New York, London, Cape Town, and just about any other major town or city throughout the world, and their durability makes them ideal for long-term […] Read more

Cool offices: Twitter in San Francisco, USA

Twitter green-roofed headquarters by Interior Architects and Olle Lundberg Design in San Francisco. The office space for 800 employees also reflects something of a sustainability ethos. In addition to the swanky green roof, employees now have a chance to tap their creativity inside repurposed 19th century log cabins.  Olle Lundberg Design helped the tech company install two homesteader cabins salvaged from historic ranches […] Read more

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