Fancy a drop?

by EcoStreet on December 13, 2007

in EcoArt, Recycling

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What do you get when you take a product of our fear of terrorism, cut a bit off and tumble it around in a cement mixer with some sand, and then add some creative magic? Stuart Haygarth tried it and ended up with a striking chandelier. He collected 1800 confiscated plastic water bottles from Stansted Airport, and transformed them into a drop shaped chandelier which he exhibited at Design Miami 2007.

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[via: dezeen]

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Danu December 14, 2007 at 1:06 am

wonderful

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Chris Vincent December 14, 2007 at 2:02 am

Someone must have been very thirsty before they thought of that idea… look at how many different brands of water there are!

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Butch December 14, 2007 at 3:02 am

This is a very creative response to paranoia. Too bad more people don’t have this kind of imagination.

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Pam December 14, 2007 at 3:33 am

ooohhh Preeetttyyy I lreally love this

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Pam December 14, 2007 at 3:34 am

Oh Yea I want one

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cathy December 14, 2007 at 3:52 am

omg this is so kewl.

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Nisaba Merrieweather December 14, 2007 at 4:17 am

At last, someone taking positive steps to make something useful out of junk. A beautiful lightshade has got to beat bent plastic bottles scattered along the roadside.

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Clif December 14, 2007 at 4:20 am

yep…that’s pretty stupid. thanks for the laugh! 🙂

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Sue Woollatt December 15, 2007 at 3:02 pm

Oh wow, that is amaaaaazing. So beautiful.
I could almost make one out of all the plastic bottles I find in my teenager’s room. Now where could I borrow a concrete mixer? Hmmmmmm.

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steve December 15, 2007 at 3:31 pm

lame art

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Arthur Andersen December 18, 2007 at 2:11 am

Must be a bitch to clean .

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Shauna December 18, 2007 at 3:05 pm

I WISH I had the time to do something like that. Creative and smart; I like the recycling idea. That all seemed like such a waste.

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ryan birkland May 14, 2008 at 6:17 am

That is rad. Check out stumptownart.com

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BILL November 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

WOAH

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Alex February 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

This is hardly the first idea of it’s kind. People have been reusing junk to make art since at least the Pop Art movement began. You don’t need a cement mixer either, anything that will move the sand and bottles around in a constant motion will give the bottles that frosted look.

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Boardwalk @ Recycling Christmas Cards December 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm

That’s a very cool way to recycle, and plastic water bottles are one of the biggest culprits nowadays. People drink the bottled water to improve their health… without realizing that they are destroying their environment.
.-= Boardwalk @ Recycling Christmas Cards´s last blog ..Recycling Christmas Cards for Arts and Crafts =-.

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TODD June 9, 2010 at 3:53 am

Very unique, I’m for anything that uses recycling.

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charlotte February 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

its good but i wouldnt do it lol 🙂

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