Saturday, September 08, 2007


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Upcycling: The process of taking something that’s essentially waste and moving it up the consumer-goods chain.

Coined by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart in Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, and cited in last Thursday's New York Times by Etsy founder Robert Kalin in Romancing the Flat Pack: Ikea, Repurposed

Shown: Jack Rabbit's Famous Weiner Bench


anniemcq said...

I'll have to see if the library has this book. I love the idea of "upcycling". It's a very "Portland" idea!

aija said...

Etsy's upcycling contest was *rad.* My favorite (biased) was this:

Reminds me of this...

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