I wonder if this has ergonomic advantages in addition to the clear sustainable/reuse/upcycle and pure awesome points this idea gets. I imagine the belts could provide a little bit of cushion underfoot much like a cork floor, which is much more forgiving on a person’s body when walking or standing compared to a harder floor covering like concrete.
made from recycled car parts by Miina Äkkijyrkkä
A MUCH better alternative to cars rusting away in junkyards.
Things I Like About This Space // Oversized dining table, open shelving spanning an entire wall, clean, simple scheme of white and natural surfaces, that shelving, upcycled wine bottle chandelier, SO MUCH OPEN SHELVING.
Source: Maison Estate
bottle fence - drill hole in each bottle and run a rebar through it. Lovely when the sun hits it. cool idea for my future home… :)
I’m reblogging this photo because I love the idea of creating a bottle-fence. (Remember this garden bottle-wall?)
However, many of you know I’m kind of a stickler for attribution: As a rule, I do not post or reblog photos that don’t link to a source (or don’t credit a maker or photographer). (See previous posts about that here and here.) But, for this fence, because it’s so great, I’m making a rare exception!
That said, do you know the source of this photo? If so, let us know! —Molly of Unconsumption
P.S. For obvious reasons, this post is this week’s Unconsumption wine o’clock wine-related repurposing find. :)
It is wine o’clock (somewhere), y’all. Cheers!
Hundreds of plastic bottles — partially filled with colored water — have a new life as the cover of a parking canopy.
Designer Garth Britzman, of Lincoln, Nebraska, suspended the bottles at slightly different heights so the bottoms form an undulating curve.
Is It Time To Stop Constructing New Green Buildings? [via studio630]
This is a hot-topic issue in architecture as much of the work being done depends upon new construction. Preservation Green Lab, a Seattle-based think tank, thinks otherwise. They have recently released a study this week showing that, in the think tank’s words, “the greenest building is the one that’s already built, in almost every case.”
“The study uses life cycle analysis (a method of measuring impact from cradle to grave) to compare the environmental impacts of reuse and building renovation versus construction over 75 years of use. Preservation Green Lab measured six building types— single-family home, multifamily building, commercial office, urban village mixed-use building, elementary school, and warehouse conversion—across four U.S. cities with varying climates (representative of Portland, Phoenix, Chicago, and Atlanta)…
It can take up to 80 years for a new “green” building to make up for the climate impact of its construction process with energy efficient features.”