Our friends at Inhabitat just announced the winners of their 2010 Spring Greening Contest and we’d like to share the exciting news.  Inhabitat’s readers as well as their esteemed panel of judges, picked their design faves.  Entries were exclusively fashioned from found materials, and they all were pretty impressive feats. As they say, without further ado, here are the results of the competition.


  • GRAND PRIZE – (above) With recycled plastic soda bottles, Sarah Turner created this dazzling lamp. (Also our personal fave.)


  • EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD – (above) using two worn furniture legs as frame support, SystemDesignStudio stretched tired bicycle tires across the space to construct a quirky ElasticShelf.


  • READER’S CHOICE 2nd Place – (above) Ah, the good old days of sprockets and light-boxes.  This tower of power, the Film Roll Lamp was created by Nidhi Gupta.


  • READER’S CHOICE 3rd Place – (above)  Clearly, a moment of brilliance.  Annisa Fardan Nabila and Aulia Amanda Santoso recycled light bulbs to form a modern Spice Rack.


  • EDITOR’S CHOICE 2nd Place – (above)  Joseph Palmer converted recycled chopsticks into stylish Chop Flops.


  • EDITOR’S CHOICE 3rd Place – (above another of our personal faves) Mauricio Affonso illuminates by upcycling the mundane – transforming recycled soda can tabs into a magical Pop Pendant Light.

What did Jill Fehrenbacher, Publisher of have to say to us about this 2nd Annual Event?

“I’m amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of the spring greening designs this year.  You have to really think ‘outside of the box’ to achieve that spark of inspiration to recognize that a lightbulb might make a good vase, or that chopsticks could be turned into a shoe.

The 2010 Spring Greening designers really took it to a whole new level this year.  We had over 400 submissions from 25 different countries, from readers around the globe, and although it was extremely hard to narrow it down to the 2 winners, we feel these designers represent the best of the best of design reuse and ‘good green design’, the motto that we live by here at Inhabitat.”

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