Coopered shack in Sweden made from an old barrel, once used to carry wine on ships, photographed by Kim Walker.
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Spray paint and paint markers on motorcycle jacket by Thailand born – Australian based illustrator James Jirat Patradoon.
Wasted and discarded chairs found in the streets, Re-Imagined by London based Danish designer Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama.
The found chairs were stripped down to their bare frames, re-welded, powdercoated in bright colours and combined with generously padded seats and backs.
Images from Dilatar, a kinetic sculpture made of found objects, recent work of the American artist Nemo Gould. Video here.
Three lamps made of scavenged objects by American sculptor Tom Sachs, from artist’s 2008 solo exhibition Animals, at Sperone-Westwater Gallery, NY.
#1 U Look lamp, #2 Ashtray Lion and #3 Tiger lamp.
You may also like Gilles Eichenbaum‘s Garbage lights, plz check here and there
The Brazilian design duo architect Azusa Murakami and artist Alexander Groves of Studio Swine, created the Can City, a mobile foundry fueled by waste vegetable oil, that can produce on location various sand casted objects, using recycled aluminium cans from the streets of São Paulo. Check out the above short film on Can City project by Juriaan Booij.
Artists describing the project:
In a city with some 20 million residence the waste is on a massive scale, however over 80% of the recycling is collected by an informal system of independent waste collectors known as Catadores who pull their handmade carts around the streets. Can City creates a system where their livelihoods can extend beyond rubbish collection. Where the majority of carbon cost is in the transportation of goods rather than their production – Can City explores the possibility of industry returning to our cities, using free metal and free fuel to produce an endless range of individually crafted aluminum items adaptable to customisations and able to ‘cast on demand’.
Can City project was made for Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery, São Paulo and produced a serie of can stools.
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Monsters added in vintage photographs by Chilean illustrator Relleno de Mono
Relleno de Mono
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Busted chickens in a reconstructed 1970s police car, turned into a fully functional chicken coop, by French artist Benedetto Bufalino
amazing motifs from the Festival of Quilts, UK, found here
Taqueria, a mexican cantina in Sofia, decorated with slim coloured raw wood paneling – and lovely low tech restrooms- in Sofia, a team project of the six young Bulgarian architects from studio Funkt.
Altered jockey short / shopping bag conceived by the Canedian collective trio General Idea (aka artists AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal) in 1991, realized in 1998 for Texte zur Kunst magazine.
Ai Weiwei creating the Colored Vases, part of the installation According to What? at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2012.
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previously: Studies of Perspective
Rugs made from textured strips of colored carpet fabric by Swedish artist Jonathan Josefsson
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check out these imaginative carpets: warzone carpet, landcarpet, landpeel, mangas naturales, teddybears and some more from recycled materials
As his master’s final project, architect Hank Butitta transformed a school bus into a mobile home, equiped with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage and flooring from reclaimed wood panels.
Find more and follow his travels at Hank Bought a Bus.
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some previous posts on mobile living:
De Markies by Eduard Böhtlingk
The travelling Academy of UnNatural Science
Del Popolo mobile pizzaria truck
Keg apartments from tanker tracks by Aristide Antonas
Opera house by YSIN