Recycled Bath Tub Lounge Seat

After cruising around some other blogs I found this post on Alternative Consumer that was unique and cool. Someone had a vision and it begat Max the bath tub chaise. U.K. based Reestore dubs this a twist on the sofa briefly featured in breakfast at Tiffany’s. Created from a vintage cast iron bath and upholstered in fabric of your choice.

Repurposed as a single seater sloucher or a cozy sofa for two.

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A Pretty N.E.E.T. Magazine

N.E.E.T. Magazine captures the essence of recycled fashion and jewelry as a new form of art. They put eco-garage hipster style artists on the map with their creative and intuitive sense for trash can aristocracy.

ORGANIC is Banned

Mairi Beautyman over at Tree Hugger had a great point, something to think about in 2008. She noted that you better think twice before tossing ‘organic’ into a sentence. The word is one of 19 words or phrases on Lake Superior State University’s annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.
“[‘Organic’ is] overused and misused to describe not only food, but computer products or human behavior, and often used when describing something as ‘natural,’ says a quote on the university’s Web site (attributed to Crystal Giordano of Brooklyn, New York).
After seeing it refer to bottled water and pancake batter in a spray can, we’re going to have to agree.

Other words and phrases on the list: Perfect storm; waterboarding; wordsmith; back in the day; and sweet. via ::Yahoo News Also see ::USDA Waters Down Organic Standards

Happy New Year From fashion & Recycling

Happy New Year from Fashion & Recycling! Today marks the beginning of a new calendar year, and it’s the perfect opportunity right now to look towards the coming year with new ideas, goals and resolutions. While it’s traditional for us to make personal resolutions, we at Fashion & Recycling feel it’s important to reflect on the environment and the state of the design industry and make some green design resolutions for 2008. What is the future of green design? What important issues, movements, and ideas do we foresee being influential? What do we hope to see in the coming year? Thank you for taking time to read and to hear our thoughts, and from all of us at Fashion & Recycling, here’s to a wonderful 2008!

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