Chie Hitotsuyama is a “contemporary art trailblazer” who uses recycled newspapers to create sculptures of wild animals: monkeys, rabbits, walruses, sea turtles, iguanas, and more.
“Their exuberant expressions convey the strength needed for survival in unforgiving nature.”
Read more about the artist and her work at the Kokusai Pulp & Paper Company.
This man takes discarded wood from old buildings in New York City and makes guitars from it.
See some of the guitars on the Carmine Street Guitars site.
Two longer articles about Mr. Kelly and his guitars:
San Francisco went from recycling about 38% of its trash 23 years ago to nearly double that today. Watch and find out more about what “zero waste” means and how the city plans to achieve that goal by 2020.
Find out more about San Francisco’s Zero Waste Plan here.
I’m not sure how practical the idea is, but it’s a novel approach to housing:
Mr. Campbell spends nearly half his time in Miyazaki, Japan now, apparently, and is working on his airplane home down there. And he made a heroic effort at introducing his site (Hikouki-Ie) in Japanese (click on the excerpt below to read it).
Next time you’re down there, give him a shout!
Here’s another story about living in airplanes, from Thailand: Bangkok Airplane Graveyard (from Atlas Obscura).