John Sabraw Makes Vibrant Art from Pollution

Obsolete coalmines, scattered all over Ohio have brought to light a new function to the world of art. Artists, engineers, and other community members want to clean up the pollution left behind by these mines. With their help, artist John Sabraw saw an opportunity to turn the pollution from these coal mines into spellbinding pieces of art. The colorful pigments used in these unique pieces derive directly from the streams of coal mine pollution left behind for years. 

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“Ooho,” Notpla’s Seaweed Packets

Notpla Seaweed Packaging Non-plastic

“Ooho,” the sound people make when they see Notpla seaweed packets. The packets, substitute plastic packets for condiments such as ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard, and dressings. Growing faster than paper trees and starch, seaweed is a better option for a green way of packaging. 

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The Collapsible DiFOLD Origami Bottle

Difold Origami Bottle

DiFOLD Origami Bottle is a collapsible bottle inspired by the art of origami paper folding. It is elegant, sophisticated, and 100% stable when unfolded. The Origami bottle holds up to 750 milliliters of water when full. The folds along its exterior allow it to “collapse” or fold down to 80% of its size. This makes it easy to tote around without taking much space.

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Beautiful Creatures of Cutlery

Charleston-based artist Matt Wilson has an unlikely art style – cutlery bent into shape of creatures. The sculptures mostly represent birds, but sometimes they take other forms like fish, animals, even Samurai! Matt says his artwork is a reflection of the environment in which he lives. He works with bone, driftwood, scrap metal and the likes to create upcycled sculptures.

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Medieval Armor Leggings

These leggings aren’t just pattern on fabric, they’re designed on basis of real medieval armor. All three variants of the leggings take inspiration from actual pieces of armor, all of which are currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Hubbub Finds a Brilliant Way to Keep London’s Streets Litter Free

Environmental charity Hubbub is running a campaign in collaboration with Commonworks to get litter off the streets of London. Their campaign has gone viral, especially the image of the cigarette voting ashtray you see at the top of this post. The creative ashtray asks people to Vote with their Butt – the cigarette butt that is, and has garnered a hell lot of attention (and votes).

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