Originally published in January 2008. Harness your creativity to make something useful and keep something else out of landfill. I like the idea of making unique pieces of furniture for my home, and I like not having to pay (or… Read More »Flashback Friday: EcoDIY make a chair
I’m completely enchanted by Makazi’s Guesthouse. It’s built out of sandbags, and is kitted out with solar heating, composting toilets and recycled furniture. The house has been beautifully decorated (inside and out) and all profit made is used to fund… Read More »Makazi’s Guesthouse: sisonke singenza amahluko
UK urban land artist and guerilla gardener Anna Garforth turned 2-litre milk bottles into cute characters with green hair-does and put them out in the streets for everyone to enjoy. She calls this project “Head Gardner”. [via Recyclart] This blog… Read More »Head Gardener: urban eco-art
Mmm, they say when you press a board to your nose, you get the very pleasant smell of oak and vanilla. This reclaimed whisky barrel flooring from McKay Flooring in Scotland is not cheap at £149 a square metre, but… Read More »McKay reclaimed whisky barrel flooring – with a hint of vanilla and oak
You only need an empty can and a pair of pliers to make this cute flower cookie cutter. Full instructions at Instructables: Quick And Simple Flower/Clover Cookie Cutter From A Soup Can
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere you’ll be starting to eat frozen lollies before long. If you collected enough of them (friends, family, local Scout group) you too could make one of these. Isn’t it beautiful? Popsickle stick guitar… Read More »EcoDIY: popsickle stick guitar
I first found out about the old National Geographic stash when my boyfriend and I moved in together in 2001. He’s now my husband and the National Geographic collection has crossed continents with us. I was very excited to see… Read More »Have you ever wondered what to do with your husbands huge collection of old National Geographics?
I’ve been a fan of TerraCycle stuff since we reviewed some of their products. They’ve been collecting recyclables from Americans for the past couple of years, paying for their junk, and making useful products for home, office and when you’re… Read More »Collect for TerraCycle and earn cash for charity