combining old headphones with an electronic guitar, ‘guitar ear-o’ seeks to give industrial waste products their original purpose back. reusing industrial waste from valuable music instruments that are thrown away due to small defects, the items are turned into a set of new headphones. the guitar’s fingerboard is transformed into the connecting strap between the two speakers, and the covers for the speakers are made out of the guitar body with remnants of the gloss paint still left on them. based on modular pieces, the guitar ear-o is a new way for old instruments to live a life in a different shape, but with keeping the same function, to play music.
Home2O: Trashed bottled water transformed into disaster relief roofing
Acknowledging that ‘any place that people will receive emergency water, they will be in need of shelter too,’ a student team unveils a prototype shelter constructed from one item that’s in anything but short supply at disaster relief sites: empty plastic water bottles.
the artistic adventures of french artist benedetto bufalino can be trademarked by visually humorous transformations of consumable cultural objects. for one of his latest projects, he has reconstructed a 1970s french police car into a fully-functioning chicken coop fit for a farm.
7 uses for candle stubs
Put that wax to use after it’s burned its last flame.
6 wood pallet scavenging tips
The darling of the DIY community, shipping pallets are not created equal.
10 uses for milk cartons
Before you relegate them to the recycling bin or trash can, check out the neat things you can do with old milk cartons.
Inspired by tramp art, Nashville-based artist Alex Lockwood creates intricate sculptures using discarded scratch-off lottery tickets found on street corners and outside of neighborhood bodegas.Lockwood folds and bends each ticket to fit like a puzzle, resulting in stunning multi-colored patterns. Each piece includes an impressive 800 to 1,500 folded tickets. “All of those colors are attractive for a reason.They are designed to catch your eye.” he says, “The colors in my pieces work really well because the material I am using was made to draw you in and seduce you”