15. Feb 2019
by manu

Repair Café

Repair Café Map of the world

What to do with a broken chair or a toaster that throws sparks? What to do with a pullover with wholes in it? Toss it? No Way!

You go to the Repair Café! 🙂

There you can repair stuff yourself with professional help at your side while you sip a coffee and chat with nice people!

Take a look at it:
→ repaircafe.org

9. Oct 2018
by manu

Branch Hangers

Branch Hangers © recyclelovers.com

You have to cut back your trees in your garden this winter?

How could you use the branches better than by upcycling them?? 🙂

How about some new branch hangers for your clothes?

→ recyclelovers.com (this site unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore)

First published: 9. März 2015
20. May 2018
by manu

A 3D-printer made of e-waste

Ein 3D-Drucker aus Elektroschrott © inhabitat.com

A westafrican inventor has built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste!

The waste problem in Africa is known. Almost everyone has seen pictures of enormous piles of trash with children playing on them and adults on the lookout for some higher value materials to finance their life…

As did Kodjo Afate Gnikou from West-Africa. He built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste, which you can buy for $100.

→ inhabitat.com
→ ulule.com

First published: October 13th, 2013
9. Apr 2018
by manu

Precious Plastic

Dave Hakkens and his team make it possible for people to create new stuff from plastic waste!

One of the core goals of Precious Plastic is to offer people in developing countries ways to work with plastic waste as this resource is so freaking ubiquitous in their environments. We do this on a daily basis with our knowledge, technologies and platforms but sometimes we want to go a step further and give our full expertise and support by going in areas and set up plastic recycling workspaces- we call these projects Precious Plastic Pilot.
Quelle: davehakkens.nl

→ davehakkens.nl
→ preciousplastic.com
→ Precious Plastic at Work

23. Jan 2018
by manu

Reusable calendar made with paint chips

Wiederverwendbarer Kalender aus Farbkarten © modage.de

You have some paint chips left and an old frame in the attic?
Than you are lucky because you can easily construct yourself a reusable calendar or timetable.

As an alternative to paint chips you can also use scraps of paper or fabric!

You can find a step-by-step-tutorial here
→ modage – where modern meets vintage

 

Did you know…

…that you can reuse old wall calendars every 28 years?
→ Happy Old Year! 😉

14. Nov 2017
by manu

Paper Flooring?

Very cool idea: Selfmade flooring.

It would have been even cooler if they had actually used old paper bags (or something like that – old newspaper..?) instead of buying new paper. None the less: I do like the idea itself! 🙂

→ domesticimperfection.com

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