Archive for March, 2010

Toilet Roll Pixel Boy

March 31, 2010 Leave a comment

On Beru Betto blog you can find a tutorial which will help you to create a pixel boy made of toilet rolls.

In the DIY Toilet Roll Pixel Boy post you have all the instructions and many different subjects for your new decoration.


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Waste-paper basket

March 28, 2010 Leave a comment

A waste-paper basket made of waste paper. An easy and original decorating solution for home.

If you want to discover this upcycling technique visit the “A garbage can made from garbage. How poetic” topic on

Palm Leaf Grasshopper

March 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Some beautiful grasshoppers made of out of a palm leaf. The photo is part of orsobrusco album on Flickr, but you can find it also in PALASPAS PALM LEAF ART group, where are collected thousands of images about weaving palm leaf art.

If you want to create your personal grasshopper with a palm leaf , you can follow the instructions in the following video.  I hope you’ll have fun.

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Tim Noble and Sue Webster Shadow Art

March 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Tim Noble and Sue Webster are two artists based in England. I love their installations, in which they assembly piles of rubbish to obtain surprising shadows. Look at the image above: their creation is apparently chaotic and senseless, nothing more than a piece of junk. But it only needs to be enlightened  in the correct way to project on the wall its amazing true-meaning. Nothing is as it appears to be.

If you type on google search box “Tim Noble and Sue Webster”, you’ll discover more about their art. Their installations are usually made of piles of rubbish collected from London streets. A light is projected against the pile and in this way appear their true art: the shadow, which creates on the wall an entirely different image, typically one of the couple themselves.

On Youtube I found an interesting video about the 20 Modern Classics event. Here you can read an abstract of the Youtube description:

For their first solo exhibition in Russia, British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster have produced a stunning collection of work that best reflects their ongoing fascination with silhouettes and self-analysis.

Here you can find the video. Play it to discover some of their works.

Their works are collected by Charles Saatchi. Selected works, biographies, previous and future exhibitions can be found on the Saatchi Gallery web page dedicated to Noble and Webster.

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Rubbish kayak

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s quite sure that this kayak wouldn’t be the most glamorous you have ever seen in your life: it is made of hundreds of used plastic water bottles, branches and jerry cans.

If you want to assembly your personal boat, you can follow the instructions on (original source) or


March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Canstruction is a food charity sponsored by the design and construction industry which has donated, since its inception, ten million pounds of food.

A clever payoff says “One can make a difference”. And infact Canstruction is a design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America and countries around the world including Australia.

In the Canstruction official site they say:

At events held around the world, teams can spend months planning their structure but are given just 12 hours to defy expectations, logic, and gravity as they build fantastic sculptures from thousands of cans of food. Driven by the knowledge that their structures will change lives – by lifting the spirits of those in need, by raising public awareness, and most importantly, by filling the shelves of local food banks – dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to bring their creations to life.

Here you can find the Participating Cities.

The image above refers to the 2009 International Winners: Best Meal – CANda Hunger End? – Gensler.

More pictures on

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Plastic bottle vase

March 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Would you like to recreate the vase in the picture? All you need is a plastic bottle, a pair of scissors and a bit of dexterity.

On wikiHow – the how to manual that you can edit, you can find all the instructions and tips to transform an empty plastic bottle into a very original (and unbreakable) vase:  How to Make a Vase out of a Plastic Bottle

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