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Posts tagged recycled

Apr 3 '14

heylookatthisthing:

atavus:

Suitcases Turned into Miniature Homes by Bo Christian Larsson

i. love. this.

(Source: atavus)

May 4 '11
fuckyeahdioramas:

Easter Peep diorama
hollyb-blog:

“Alice in Peepland”
Happy Easter!

fuckyeahdioramas:

Easter Peep diorama

hollyb-blog:

Alice in Peepland

Happy Easter!

Apr 30 '11



Deviant Art user dkart71 makes motorcycle and car models out of watch parts. These are really great. Check out the whole gallery here. Via Neatorama

Deviant Art user dkart71 makes motorcycle and car models out of watch parts. These are really great. Check out the whole gallery here. Via Neatorama

Feb 23 '11
lsdesignfirm:

Miniature Sculptures and Mosaics Created Out of Discarded MetroCards
Thomas McKean is a New York Based artist who sees a value in a  MetroCard even after using it. All he needs is a bunch of discarded  MetroCards, and once he gets them on his hands, he creates beautiful  miniature sculptures or mosaics.
Artist - Thomas McKean Home

lsdesignfirm:

Miniature Sculptures and Mosaics Created Out of Discarded MetroCards

Thomas McKean is a New York Based artist who sees a value in a MetroCard even after using it. All he needs is a bunch of discarded MetroCards, and once he gets them on his hands, he creates beautiful miniature sculptures or mosaics.

Artist - Thomas McKean Home

Nov 27 '10
wornwit:

Gerard Brion shows off his in-Seine creation – a model of Paris built out of rubbish in his flower beds.
The Frenchman, 29, has spent 15 years crafting landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Sacré Coeur out of old concrete blocks, baby food jars and soup tins.

A miniature Arc de Triomphe and Effiel Tower as seen by night.

wornwit:

Gerard Brion shows off his in-Seine creation – a model of Paris built out of rubbish in his flower beds.

The Frenchman, 29, has spent 15 years crafting landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Sacré Coeur out of old concrete blocks, baby food jars and soup tins.

A miniature Arc de Triomphe and Effiel Tower as seen by night.

Sep 13 '10
Aug 29 '10
Jul 23 '10

Project Morrinho: A Small Revolution

Having recently arrived to Rio de Janeiro in 1997, at the age of 14, Nelcirlan Souza de Oliveira was impressed with the landscape, architecture and atmosphere of the favelas that spanned the city.  He decided to playfully reproduce this reality in his own backyard with bricks and paint that were leftover from his father’s work in construction.  As he began to build this urban playground, it quickly caught the attention of seven other local boys.  From then on, what began as mere child’s play became an outlet for the boys to not only have a safe and fun place to hangout, but to create their own reality beyond that.  In Morrinho they built the city and the favelas as they knew them, and they played out life as they saw it unfolding around them – all of the good and all of the bad.

In recent years, the group has exhibited smaller scale replicas of the Morrinho model throughout Brazil and Europe, including the Urban World Forum in Barcelona (2004), Point Ephémère in Paris (2005), and the Venice Biennale (2007).  The unique character and innovation of the Morrinho model has been recognized by curators and critics as a legitimate expression of contemporary art, and continues to draw international attention from journalists, architects, musicians, scholars, and tourists.

Morrinho’s headquarter is a 320 square meter small-scale model of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas constructed from bricks and other recycled materials.  It began as a simple childhood game in 1997 by local youth so they could escape from the realities of violence and corruption that plagued them and their community.  Within this miniature urban world of Morrinho (little hill) , they acted out a role-playing game with the numerous Lego-block dolls that inhabit the model, recreating life in Rio’s favelas.  Currently more than 20 teenagers are following the example of our founding members.