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computer parts become arty clock


tecoartcomputerclock_1.jpgThe recycled remains of a desktop computer become a timeless testament to relentless technological advancement – or a symbol of our insatiable compulsion to buy next year’s model.  These clocks also make a nice conversation piece for anyone still working in the tech industry.

The clock’s dial is actual a mirror-finished disk platter, (not a plastic CD), with brass hour & minute hands and a zigzag black second hand.  The base is a piece of the circuit board and the hard drive’s former cover.  Artist signed and numbered.

Roughly 4″ wide by 6″ tall.

all this for $34 @ techoart’s esty shop

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

BTC Elements – bangles from upcycled plastic bags


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Designer Stephanie Huffaker created these colorful bangles exclusively for one of our favorite online etailers, BTC Elements.

The chunky, textured eco accessories are made from vintage bangles and wound, upcycled plastic bags.

New Yorker Stephanie collected the upcycled plastic bags and materials from friends, family and the Brooklyn freecycle network.

in black, white and orange @ btcelements.com

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Rocio Romero’s LV2 takes prefab living to the next level


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We’ve already listed Rocio Romero’s LV prefab homes among our 5 favorite eco homes and now they’ve gone and created more options for designing your own cost effective green domicile with the introduction of their LV2 line.

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The LV2 is a two story add-on that allows you to stack LV Series, (LVS single story) units.  You can now stack any LVS unit on top of any other to create your own custom home.  LV add-ons are custom connections between LVS units, therefore you will need to engage Romero’a design staff to integrate the add-ons when you’re expanding your existing LVS home.  The LV2 is exactly the same square feet and pricing as regular LV kit units.  The design employs traditional construction materials and techniques, so, once delivered, any general contractor can build an LV Home.

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Single unit LV home kits start around $37,000 for an 1,159 square foot unit — the units can be customized and combined in a wide variety of combination and styles — with roofing, windows and exterior decks/stairs, site work, building lot, etc. not included.  LV units can be delivered almost anywhere, and because of the nature of the on-site construction, qualify for a traditional mortgage.

Find more info, renderings and designs @ rocioromero.com

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