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Upcycling newspaper into more long-lasting items
Implications - The lifespan of a newspaper is typically no more than a few days (if that), which amounts to plenty of waste. Recycling newspaper is one thing, but more crafty designers are seeing the potential of newspaper as an art material and upcycling it to create new and more long-lasting products, including apparel, furniture and decor. This approach to reinventing a simple, everyday item not only benefits the environment but also provides commentary on the fact that newspapers themselves are becoming a dying breed in this era of technological advancement and might prove more useful as the foundation for other innovations.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 70,481 Total Clicks May 11 - Mar 12
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Suspended Newspaper Sculptures - Recycled Shadow was Created in Response to Paper Waste
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 27,779 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 11
Suspended Newspaper Sculptures
Recycled Shadow was Created in Response to Paper Waste
The Recycled Shadow art installation could become a great do-it-yourself project, just for fun or even for a special occasion. A suspended sculpture made out of newspapers that have been folded into windmill… [More]
Sculptural Newspaper Dresses - Jordan Chavez Captures an Industrial Black and White Scene
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 8,818 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 12
Sculptural Newspaper Dresses
Jordan Chavez Captures an Industrial Black and White Scene
We all have trouble deciding exactly what's right to wear for each occasion, but one look that can never go wrong is the newspaper dress, which was created by Jordan Chavez. Cute, chic and oh-so comfortable,… [More]
Fashionable Newspaper Collages - These Arian Behzadi Portraits are Retro-Inspired
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 14,090 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 12
Fashionable Newspaper Collages
These Arian Behzadi Portraits are Retro-Inspired
These Arian Behzadi portraits are artful and inventive, featuring retro-inspired imagery that explores fashionable subject matter. With a dynamic technique of overlayed images, these vibrant and chic collages… [More]
Re-Used Tabloid Wardrobes - Recycled Newspaper Clothing by Ivano Vitali is Environment-Friendly
SCORE: 4
Warm 3,654 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 12
Re-Used Tabloid Wardrobes
Recycled Newspaper Clothing by Ivano Vitali is Environment-Friendly
If you're looking to be fashionable and eco-friendly, try buying some recycled newspaper clothing from Italian ecologist and sculptor Ivano Vitali. Vitali starts by ripping up strips of newspaper and… [More]
Newsworthy Flip Flops - Paper Flops are Made Using Upcycled Newspapers
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 7,619 Clicks Pub: Sep 15, 11
Newsworthy Flip Flops
Paper Flops are Made Using Upcycled Newspapers
Paper Flops are flip flops made of newspaper by socially disadvantaged workers in Jakarta, Indonesia. The shoes are made of newspaper and other sustainable materials such as coconut shells, palm tree roots… [More]
Upcycled Newsprint Decor - NewspaperWood by Mieke Meijer Turns Old News Into New Furniture
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 8,521 Clicks Pub: May 8, 11
Upcycled Newsprint Decor
NewspaperWood by Mieke Meijer Turns Old News Into New Furniture
Normally, paper is a byproduct of wood, but Mieke Meijer's NewspaperWood upcycles newspapers back into a more woodlike state and shows that the lifespan of paper doesn't end once it's been cut, printed… [More]
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