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9 Ways to Upcycle Glossy Magazines into Awesome Interior Design Art

You have probably been hearing a lot lately about upcycling, especially on DIY websites or places such as Etsy that specialize in homemade and craft items. But what is it? Upcycling is simply reusing one old object to spice up or change another. You can do this with any item, from clothing to lamps. But […]

August 8th

Eco-Friendly Jewelry Designers Discuss Motivations, Inspirations

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, sustainablog contributor Talancia Pea introduced St. Louis-based eco-friendly jewelry company iram-inal designs. Talancia followed up with the company’s founders, sisters Mari and Lani Davis, to get some more insight into their motivations, processes, and plans for the future. Sustainablog: Why do you and your sister feel compelled to use natural […]

February 15th

Vote for Your Favorite Green Gadget

As part of the 2009 Greener Gadgets Conference in New York on February 27th (read about the 2008 conference here), the design magazine Core 77 is presenting a green design competition. There are 50 green gadget finalists and by voting before February 20th, you can help determine which will be the top 10 that make […]

February 12th

Small-Scale Sustainable Communities: The Key to the Next Social (R)evolution

This article marks the first in the author’s series on Sustainable Communities, in which she investigates theories and examples of how we might organize ourselves toward sustainability.  This introductory article examines why it is crucial to focus on the viability of sustainable community prototypes, the likes of which are popping up in both urban and […]

November 24th

Building a Mobile Kitchen

Some people build houses. Others, go abroad and help build or rebuild communities. Still others build… mobile kitchens! Earlier this year, students from the University of Toronto‘s master’s program at the faculty of architecture designed and built a mobile kitchen. So what you say? What’s so big about a kitchen table on wheels? Well, some […]

September 13th