Recent recommended reducing, reusing and recycling links

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5 Responses to “Recent recommended reducing, reusing and recycling links”


  1. Thornton Kay says:

    The lamps from old piping look like lamps from new piping to me.

    Kozo’s web site says, ‘All the lamps are handmade by us in our design clinic and they are all assembled with high standard components. The parts that we use are handpicked from manufacturers all around the world, baring the trademarks of their origin. The materials are left raw and alive with rusty edges and the marks from the hand tools that were used in the manufacturing process. The innovative faucet light switch and several additional components are manufactured by us at the clinic. Each lamp is double checked before it leaves our clinic and we take full responsibility for the sustainability and high quality of our designs. Since the first lamp was sold we expanded the inventory to 7 models and many more will come.’

    In fact, far from being eco-lamps, these look like gross over-design and a hopeless case of the squandering of the world’s resources. Are you sure that they are made from salvage?

    You can buy quirky lights made in the UK using salvaged bits by Guy Trench, a one-man reuse evangelist ‘Antiques by Design’ who had a stand at the recent Salvo Fair at Knebworth. He also makes coffee tables from old steel galvanised water tanks. http://www.antiquesbydesign.co.uk/

    Unfortunately thousands of perfectly reusable old lamps are thrown away every week in the UK.

    • louisa says:

      Yes, they very much look like they’re made from new piping – sorry for being unclear. When I’m posting these links, I’m not advocating people buying the item though, it’s just supposed to be for inspiration – and they could use the inspiration of those lamps to make their own out of used piping.

      I very much like Guy’s lamps and furniture too though – very imaginative (and inspiring) stuff.

  2. Alice says:

    I love the idea of bread in a can, but am wondering how you get the stuff out to eat it..?



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