RutisRoots Paper Bowls

Based in Haifa, Israel, RutisRoots is one clever artisan.  She creates eco-friendly ornamental bowls made with recycled paper, including tea bag and chewing gum wrap papers, carefully folded and glued together.

“Christmas color bowl” made with recycled tea bag wraps:
Christmas colors paper bowl
From RutisRoots
“Handsome brown folded paper swan” made with over 410 pieces of recycled paper:
Handsome brown folded-paper swan
From RutisRoots
“Tiny colorful paper bowl” made with 70 pieces of recycled paper:
Tiny colorful folded paper bowl
From RutisRoots
“The chewing gum queen” made with 1050 pieces of chewing gum wrap papers:
The chewing gum queen
From RutisRoots
“Lava Bowl” made with 200 pieces of recycled paper:
Lava bowl
From RutisRoots

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Recycled Wood Rings

Beautiful rings, handcrafted in New Zealand by nga waita made with recycled native wood and natural crystals.

blue lace agate rings
(said to encourage higher wisdom honesty and peace)
Rose quartz rings
(calms, soothing energy which removes negativity)
Pounamu rings
(often signifies peace and has immense spiritual value
te ori hau wears smokey quartz ring and an amazonite ring
kelly wears an amethyst ring a citrine ring and a fluorite ring

There is currently a competition to win one of Nga Waiata’s fabulous rings over on Street and City Photos (Sreet Life Daily, Auckland & Wellington Blog)

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Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Lamp

Have you ever laid eyes on a recycled product that you could actually call handsome?  We think these are …

These handsome lamps are made from retired components from up to three different vintage motorcycles, constructed using a spring, shock absorber, brake rotor and transmission gear — all welded together to add a bit of quirky moto flair to any room.

There’s no telling what adventures this lamp had in its previous life. But now it can live on as a gift for your favorite moto enthusiast — or yourself.”

To check out some of the bikes that inspired these lamps, explore Classified Moto.

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Hubcap Creatures

We discovered something quite special over on UpcycledWorld‘s facebook page.  Critters made entirely from recycled materials; hubcaps found, usually on the side of the road, therefore still bear scars of their previous lives.

These remarkably detailed Hubcap creatures, are made by UK artist Ptolemy Elrington

Baby Triggerfish
Butterfly fish
Silver flying fish
Frilly Lizard  (Frilled Dragon Chlamydosaurus kingii)
Owl with BMW eyes
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Eco Speakers

A chic, ingenious way to recycle cardboard

Tau Eco Speakers

Tau Speakers are made from recycled materials; almost entirely of corrugated cardboard. Andrej Cverha of HANGAR DESIGN FORGE stacked layers of corrugated paper for them to take organic shapes before smoothing them over with a white glaze and an epoxy finish. Each elegant transmitter is poised atop a set of sticks that encases unsightly cords, making Tau Speakers strike a graceful harmony in space, sound and nature. Ultimately, the Tau Speakers are a great addition to the plethora of eco-chic products released this year.

Source: yankodesign

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For Music Lovers

Clever ways to make use of unwanted sheet music:

1. Drawings on sheet music, clever, intricate little art piece
Image c/o
2. A paperbird mobile made with vintage children’s sheet music, in this case twinkle, twinkle little star
Image c/o RedorGrayArt
3. Old coasters given a new lease of life with sheet music
Image c/o Recycled Sewing
4. Handmade wooden heart brooch, made with vintage sheet music
Image c/o bombus
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Recycled Glass

According to Planet Green Recycling Centre, glass is not particularly friendly to our planet:


  • It takes approximately 1 million years for a glass bottle to break down in a landfill.
  • In the U.S. today, 34% of all glass containers are recycled.
  • Most bottles and jars contain at least 25% recycled glass.
  • Glass never wears out - it can be recycled forever.
  • Recycling glass saves 25-32% of the energy used to make glass.
  • Glass containers save 9 gallons of fuel (oil) for every ton of glass recycled.
1 MILLION YEARS?  That’s a really long time.  Lets have a look at some creative ways to reuse glass:
Jar etching for decorative feature
 Image and words c/o recyclart

“Glass etching can be incredibly beautiful, but often it is done with a caustic chemical, which is bad for the user and the environment. This recycled jar was etched with a dremel tool, and results in a organic yet beautiful finish. This jar shows an etching of the Hokusai’s Wave.”
Square Plates made from reclaimed window glass

Made byRecycled Glassworks; handmade glassware upcycled from discarded window glass in the San Francisco/Bay Area.
Sea Glass Necklace
Image c/o The Grizzly Squirrel

Beautiful necklaces handmade using sea glass* handpicked from beaches in West Wales, NE England, Cornwall and Devon.  Environmentally friendly, eco-conscious design.

*Sea glass is glass found on beaches along oceans, bays, rivers or large lakes that has been tumbled and smoothed by the waves, water and sand, creating smooth, frosted shards of glass * wikipedia

Baby Food Jar Snow Globes
Image c/o Frog Goose and Bear
Turn your finished baby food jars into snow globes!

Why buy new, when you can buy recycled?  Coming soon

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