Re-use is better than recycling and below you will find examples of human whimsy, creativity and skill put to good use for the benefit of individuals and the planet.
Chopstick wine rack
Chopstick fruit basket
Tennis ball chair
bike tire chair
Bottle cap chair
door for hanging pics and clothes
Apple cat bed
Bench by Misato Kuga, Photo by Katsumi Kasahara, Tokyo, Japan
bicycle chain chandelier
Ping pong ball chandelier
crutch globe holder
Umbrellas provide shade on street in Portugal
Teapot planter and jeans dogbed
The Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens, North Carolina.
Many thanks to Carol for getting me started on this subject by forwarding great examples.
And to How to Recycle for many of the additional images. I’ve picked my favorites to share but there are countless more ideas and photos if you want to browse for yourself.
Dusky, you made my day! Thanks for these delights. Nancy
Truely, it was awesome watching such kind of snaps……this gives innovative ideas and better understanding on how to reuse waste products…was looking for how to reuse polyethene bags effectively…guess after seeing this my mind is already working on it……..thank you dusky..:)
ah, Dusky, thx again one more time! Guess I’ll have to start thinking about what do to with my old bicycle.
Happy New Year, Lady!
THE VISUAL IS OVERWHELMING…AND SOO ON TARGET…IT GIVES ALL WHO SEE A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ART IN ALL ITS FORMS.
I admire your ingenuity, the examples are wonderful.
Thanks for the fun.
There is no such thing as junk, anymore. It has become JUNQUE.
Just Fantastic and genious and beautiful , continue to do
wonderful things like that instead of buying all day new things
in plastic from China
Inspiring creativity – thanx!
The last one would be a great gift for one’s dearest, narcissist friend.
Thanks for weeding out most of the manipulations and Photoshops – you’re the best.
Thanks for noticing. I do try to figure out if something is real–and I’m not drawn to images that are too perfect–too photoshopped.