Sacré blur: Greenhouse made from salvaged stained glass pops up beside London tower block

If you happened to walk the back streets around London’s Hyde Park and Edgware Road recently, chances are you may have crossed paths with Sacré blur – a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th century stained glass – outside a 23-storey tower block. Made from cast-off seventeenth and eighteenth century stained glass collected from the rubbish bins of English and European churches over the … Continue reading Sacré blur: Greenhouse made from salvaged stained glass pops up beside London tower block

Jay Nelson: Artist turning reclaimed wood into treehouses, customised vehicles and boats

Creating objects and structures from reclaimed wood and other discarded materials has always been a natural and normal process for Bay Area-based artist, Jay Nelson. Jay Nelson’s structures, made from discarded wood that he personally goes in search of and hunts down, include everything from treehouses, customised vehicles, boats, and various dwellings. The artist and surfer began working with wood when he was young and … Continue reading Jay Nelson: Artist turning reclaimed wood into treehouses, customised vehicles and boats

Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs

Coral Garden, a coral reef-inspired installation made from discarded pieces of rugs, is aiming to show the extent to which the textile industry is polluting the environment. Portugese textile artist Vanessa Barragão collected unused yarn from a carpet factory in Portugal to create wall hangings and rugs that imitate the structure of coral reefs. Growing up by the seaside, the artist’s connection to the ocean … Continue reading Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs

Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

French artist Julien Nonnon is aiming to raise awareness of the possible disappearance of animals native to mountainous regions by projecting images of endangered species onto vast alpine cliff-faces. In his latest photographic series, Crying Animals, Julien Nonnon used gigantic images of the most endangered species from alpine countries – including the wolf, lynx, bear, hawk, ibex, and bearded vulture – to not only reveal the … Continue reading Crying Animals: Artist Julien Nonnon projects images of endangered species on to Alps

Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker is using real time data that indicates the wellbeing of a tree to warn “about the urgency of climate change in a way that’s undeniable”, in his latest installation, Voice of Nature. Voice of Nature uses the “voice” of a tree to communicate the effects of climate change on the natural world. The artwork is based on a Japanese cinnamon tree in Chengdu, a city … Continue reading Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

“Parting of the sea” art installation constructed using 168,000 plastic straws aims to encourage people to say no to straws

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong, with his a focus on conservation and social impact projects, creates artwork that is designed to go viral and to drive conversation. For his latest project, Strawpocalypse, the Vietnam-based photographer gathered 168,000 plastic straws to create an art installation that represents the parting of the sea which reveals the plastics hiding within. It is estimated that as many as 8.3 billion plastic … Continue reading “Parting of the sea” art installation constructed using 168,000 plastic straws aims to encourage people to say no to straws

Green Hero: Jackie Chan’s green art exhibition features upcycled art made from movie props

Jackie Chan is revered for his martial arts skills and stunts. And he is also fast becoming revered for his environmental activism too The legendary martial artist and actor, who has been collecting waste left on his film sets, has opened a new green art exhibit at the Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation in Salt Lake City. The Green Hero exhibit centres around Jackie Chan’s lifelong … Continue reading Green Hero: Jackie Chan’s green art exhibition features upcycled art made from movie props

Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

The Pacific Northwest is well known for its spectacular mountains, rugged coastlines, and green and wet expanse. Capturing this beautiful landscape on wood is artist and designer Greg Klassen, who makes one-of-a-kind wooden furniture featuring rivers and lakes made from blue glass. For the Pacific Northwest resident, Greg Klassen, the trees, the rivers and the fields, along with his family, provide a great source of inspiration. He … Continue reading Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

Water.Shapes.Earth: Aerial photography series documents the world’s waterways

Water.Shapes.Earth is an aerial photography series documenting water, which showcases the way in which the element shapes the planet. Hungarian photographer Milan Radisics gives an aerial perspective of the water element – how water flows, shapes its way, and passes off – through the rocky mountains, muddy marshes, tidal streams and estuaries. The aerial photographer captures the grace and elegance of water from above through photographs … Continue reading Water.Shapes.Earth: Aerial photography series documents the world’s waterways

Joining Bottles: When discarded plastic bottles and wood become pieces of furniture

London-based designer Micaella Pedros has found a creative use for plastic bottles by using them to bind pieces of wood together to create furniture. The designer’s upcycling project, Joining Bottles, is an experimental wood-joining technique using shrunk plastic bottles. Micaella Pedros cuts the top and bottom of a plastic bottle to make a ring and uses a heat gun to shrink the plastic onto wood, which can be … Continue reading Joining Bottles: When discarded plastic bottles and wood become pieces of furniture