Do you remember when I asked — here on Tumblr and on the Unconsumption Facebook page — about your interest in seeing other items made from repurposed pallets? The replies were overwhelmingly positive.
So my Unconsumption colleagues and I continue to be on the lookout for pallet projects we haven’t yet covered, such as this garden installation featured on French architect Patrick Nadeau’s Web site. Interesting use of pallets, isn’t it?
Unconsumption reader Cody Boehmig saw our post about this box-turned-lamp, and was inspired to tell us about several of his projects, including his (prototype) “Utilitarian Wall Shelf” made from used cardboard:
It begins as a folded 11″ × 14″ rectangle. Prompted by the instructions on the packaging, the user unfolds it [the packaging, which is a piece of scored, used cardboard] into a flat shape, and then folds it up into a shelf with the help of an easy-to-use letter-matching system. The nails that hold the shelf to the wall also hold the folded shelf together. The final shelf space is 11″ × 7″ and is sturdy enough to comfortably support a full load of average-sized books.
Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain
The Pirate Bay adds ‘physibles’ 3D-printing category
The Pirate Bay has announced what it is calling the “next step” for the sharing society — a category called ‘physibles’ where people can share schematics for 3D-printable objects.
REALLY saving energy by heating the person instead of the whole house
In June of 2010 I moved to a place in Montana with only electric heat. By myself. In the past few winters I had conducted experiments in cutting the amount of energy I needed to stay warm, with a focus on heating myself instead of heating the whole house.
At last, a practical use for those plastic VHS tape boxes
A repurposed VHS tape case does double duty here: First, as wall-mounted storage, and second, as display space.
Things other than photos, like small pieces of artwork or mementoes, could be displayed on the front of the case — use your imagination!