Surfboard made from 150 aluminum cans and vinyl records for fins wins Vissla ‘Upcycle’ contest – Orange County Register

People look at a board made by Titouan La Droitte from France. It’s made from 150 aluminum cans and foam and wood scraps as recycled surfboards made from wacky materials are on display at the Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer) Naude marveled at the … Continue reading Surfboard made from 150 aluminum cans and vinyl records for fins wins Vissla ‘Upcycle’ contest – Orange County Register

ReStore accepting submissions for annual ReUse Contest | WLOS

Photo credit: Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity The 7th annual ReStore ReUse Contest is an amazing showcase of innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. Past projects Past projects have run the gamut from small tabletop items and wall décor to artist studios and tiny homes. The majority are medium sized and include … Continue reading ReStore accepting submissions for annual ReUse Contest | WLOS

Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Recycled Art Contest Details: Location: Habitat for Humanity ReStore East – 420 S. 1st, Milwaukee, WI ReStore’s 9th Annual Recycled Art Contest shines a light on some of Milwaukee’s resourceful repurposers. The contest challenges the public to create works primarily using the donated product found at ReStore. From artwork to repurposed furniture, the only rule of … Continue reading Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Pallets on the Town contest hypes recycling and upcycling

Kicking off Pallets on the Town Kicking off Pallets on the Town, a contest that is all about promoting community spirit, are: from left, Doug Runions, Jason Duguay, Lori Runions, Don Beavis, Janice Bell and Joan Sheppard. Sue Dickens/Metroland “I am always looking for ways to promote Campbellford and community spirit so it started there … Continue reading Pallets on the Town contest hypes recycling and upcycling

Sept. 1 is deadline for Reuse Inspiration Contest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott of East Liberty were winners in the 2015 Reuse Inspiration Contest for this 8-by-10-foot wall hanging made from old tin ceiling tiles. Sept. 1 is the entry deadline for the sixth annual contest co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Construction Junction. There are two categories: • Home renovation — creative … Continue reading Sept. 1 is deadline for Reuse Inspiration Contest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

ReStore’s 7th Annual Recycled Art Contest shines a light on some of Milwaukee’s resourceful repurposers. The contest challenges the public to create works primarily using the donated product found at ReStore. From artwork to repurposed furniture, the only rule of the contest is the majority of materials must be purchased at ReStore.   With 34 … Continue reading Recycled Art Contest | Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series – Reuse Contests – by Sara Badiali

Reuse Contests is the first of in a series of five articles about partnership optimization for the building material reuse community.    Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series One of the benefits of starting the Reclamation Administration is that I get to see how reuse centers optimize partnerships within the community. Like churches or … Continue reading Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series – Reuse Contests – by Sara Badiali

Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest / Blog / Vissla

Over the past six weeks, we’ve hosted the inaugural Vissla + Surfrider Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest – challenging the public to take something that might be considered waste and create something that can be used in the ocean. We had the pleasure of gathering the community to celebrate the results of this contest and … Continue reading Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest / Blog / Vissla

Contest winners prove anything can be reused | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott of East Liberty made a wall hanging from antique tin ceiling tiles after stripping several layers of paint. They change the colored strip with the seasons. After stripping off several layers of paint to reveal a gray patina with black, silver and rust tones, they attached them to a poplar … Continue reading Contest winners prove anything can be reused | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Winners of Reuse Inspiration Contest go creative with castoffs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette But the six winners of the 2014 Reuse Inspiration Contest are alike in one way: They all like a creative challenge. Oh, and free beer. Jason Matukaitis makes industrial/Asian-style furniture from reclaimed wood and steel. This live-edge coffee table features an inlaid keystone. via Winners of Reuse Inspiration Contest go creative with castoffs … Continue reading Winners of Reuse Inspiration Contest go creative with castoffs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stylish Living: ReStore for More Design Contest | Style Sessions | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer

Memphis College of Art students turn typical apartments into stylish living spaces for the “ReStore for More” design contest. A collaboration between the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore, The Venue Apartments, and Memphis College of Art, the contest features three teams tasked with creating the best redesign of a 1-bedroom apartment in Midtown’s … Continue reading Stylish Living: ReStore for More Design Contest | Style Sessions | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer

Reuse Inspiration Contest proves everything old is new again when creative types get to work – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Iris Ramos created a lamp from an unknown piece of machinery. She calls it Dr. “Frankenstein’s Laboratory Light.” In the art category, the winners were Iris Ramos of Homestead for “Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory Light”; Cory Bonnet of Ohio Township, who paints Pittsburgh scenes on old oak doors; Jane Freund of Forest Hills for pottery incorporating … Continue reading Reuse Inspiration Contest proves everything old is new again when creative types get to work – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ReStore ReUse Contest Ends August 31

The purpose of the contest is to showcase innovative building projects constructed predominantly of used building materials. “Our customers often tell us about the projects they make using materials purchased at the ReStore. This contest is a great way to showcase their projects and inspire others to reuse, recycle and repurpose usable building materials and … Continue reading ReStore ReUse Contest Ends August 31

Build from trash, win a prize at 2013 National Reuse Contest Building Competition – Your Houston News: Living

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department (SWD) Reuse Warehouse is coordinating Houston’s participation in the 2013 National Reuse Contest, sponsored by The Reuse People (TRP). Projects built primarily of used building materials and completed within the year are eligible for submission. TRP will award gift certificates of $1,000, $500 and $250 to the … Continue reading Build from trash, win a prize at 2013 National Reuse Contest Building Competition – Your Houston News: Living

Local Designers Participate in Annual Re-Purposing Contest

Tis the season for reuse design contests. Partnerships between reuse organizations, artists, and local businesses are the triple-bottom-line model. These contests and festivals are benefiting community development, environment,  and local economies. Not to mention astounding creativity! Re-purposing materials and fixtures intended for landfills has become de rigueur for on-trend designers and architects who wish to give their clients … Continue reading Local Designers Participate in Annual Re-Purposing Contest

Reuse Inspiration Contest winners show creative craftmanship – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By Kevin Kirkland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Finding a new, beautiful purpose for salvaged materials is a talent many people possess. The Post-Gazette and Construction Junction discovered that last year when we created the Reuse Inspiration Contest. Nearly 40 people sent in photos of their home renovation projects and three won tickets to the Big Pour, a beer … Continue reading Reuse Inspiration Contest winners show creative craftmanship – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How creative are you? Reuse Inspiration Contest finds out – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How creative are you? Long before last year’s Inspiring Salvage Contest, people were finding creative new uses for the recycled and surplus building materials sold at Construction Junction. So the Post-Gazette and the nonprofit retailer in Point Breeze are having the contest again and getting artists involved. Melissa and Stephen Neely of Point … Continue reading How creative are you? Reuse Inspiration Contest finds out – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Asheville Area Habitat’s ReStore launches ReUse Contest | The Asheville Citizen-Times | citizen-times.com

ASHEVILLE — The Asheville Habitat ReStore, 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village, has launched its inaugural ReStore ReUse Contest. Whether it’s a garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop, treehouse, doghouse, playhouse or another structure: Anything recently built with predominantly reused building materials may be entered. The contest runs through Aug. 15, and submissions must be … Continue reading Asheville Area Habitat’s ReStore launches ReUse Contest | The Asheville Citizen-Times | citizen-times.com

Habitate ReStore challenges you to reuse in a contest | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 13, 2012) – The Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village announces its first annual ReStore ReUse Contest. Garden shed, artist studio, chicken coop…tree house, dog house, playhouse…if you recently build a structure like this using predominantly reused building materials, the ReStore encourages you enter the ReStore ReUse Contest! … Continue reading Habitate ReStore challenges you to reuse in a contest | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

This New Hampshire resident built a surfboard out of 700 foam Dunkin’ coffee cups – The Boston Globe

KOREY NOLAN Korey Nolan built an award-winning surfboard made from Dunkin’ foam cups. Nolan, who has been surfing for about a decade, said he was inspired to build the board for the California-based Creators & Innovators Upcycle Contest, an international competition that calls on contestants to repurpose waste by turning it into something that can … Continue reading This New Hampshire resident built a surfboard out of 700 foam Dunkin’ coffee cups – The Boston Globe

This bar may not be art, but it is an inspiring reuse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A closeup view of the maple top of a bar that Dave Matline and Dave Baldonieri made from an old bowling alley. It was a special award winner in the Reuse Inspiration Contest. Knowing that Mr. Baldonieri had once used bowling alley wood to make a work bench, Mr. Matlin was delighted to find pieces … Continue reading This bar may not be art, but it is an inspiring reuse | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships – Sara Badiali

One of the benefits of starting the Reclamation Administration is that I get to see how reuse centers optimize partnerships within the community.  Like churches or pubs, reuse centers can be a pivotal gathering place. If done well, the physical detritus of the community flows through a reuse center. Neighbors stop and talk with each … Continue reading Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships – Sara Badiali

REUSE CENTERS: WAYS TO OPTIMIZE PARTNERSHIPS SERIES – Business Evaluations – by Sara Badiali

Business Evaluations is the fourth of in a series of five articles about partnership optimization for the building material reuse community. Starting with Reuse Contests , Curriculum Design & House as Showcase.    Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series One of the benefits of starting the Reclamation Administration is that I get to see how reuse centers optimize partnerships … Continue reading REUSE CENTERS: WAYS TO OPTIMIZE PARTNERSHIPS SERIES – Business Evaluations – by Sara Badiali

REUSE CENTERS: WAYS TO OPTIMIZE PARTNERSHIPS SERIES – HOUSE AS SHOWCASE– BY SARA BADIALI

House as Showcase is the third of in a series of five articles about partnership optimization for the building material reuse community. Reuse Contests & Curriculum Design started the series.    Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series One of the benefits of starting the Reclamation Administration is that I get to see how reuse centers optimize partnerships within the … Continue reading REUSE CENTERS: WAYS TO OPTIMIZE PARTNERSHIPS SERIES – HOUSE AS SHOWCASE– BY SARA BADIALI

Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series – Curriculum Design – by Sara Badiali

Curriculum Design is the second of in a series of five articles about partnership optimization for the building material reuse community.    Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series One of the benefits of starting the Reclamation Administration is that I get to see how reuse centers optimize partnerships within the community. Like churches or pubs, … Continue reading Reuse Centers: Ways to Optimize Partnerships Series – Curriculum Design – by Sara Badiali

Upcycling makes the old look brand new – The Park Record

Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch counties recently held a contest to see who could best upcycle used furniture. A bench made from an old headboard was the winning piece, submitted by Joli Pichot, of Ogden. (Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity) via Upcycling makes the old look brand new – The Park Record.

Keeping the church weird | The Christian Century

Oude Kerk, or old church, in Amsterdam, hosts the 2013 World Press Photo contest, among other arts events. The 800-year-old building is still home to a congregation. Some rights reserved by Joop Reuvecamp. “Most of our landfill waste comes from building deconstruction,” she interjected. “We can’t just keep adding to that. These old buildings are … Continue reading Keeping the church weird | The Christian Century

Montco Habitat for Humanity hosts design challenge

Designer Kristen Albone at work Wednesday in the dining room of the Habitat for Humanity House in Hatfield in preparation for the UpCycle contest. (The Reporter/Geoff Patton) Meanwhile, Habitat decided to use the empty home to promote the idea of repurposing furniture, or upcycling. The challenge suggests that contestants utilize thrift stores such as ReStore, … Continue reading Montco Habitat for Humanity hosts design challenge

Condos planned for Broken Angel building as old owner continues fight  – NY Daily News

“I haven’t lost,” Woods said Wednesday from his home in Beacon, where he now runs a small studio and gallery. “I’m preparing to go to Washington as soon as I’m notified.” For more than three decades, Wood, 82, lived in the four-story Downing St. structure, all the while creating a landmark of metal, glass and … Continue reading Condos planned for Broken Angel building as old owner continues fight  – NY Daily News

Urban Wood Goods Vied for 2014 Super Bowl Ad Spot

Selected as a top 20 semi-finalists out of thousands of entrants in the Intuit Small Business Big Game contest, Urban Wood Goods, had it won would have received a 30-second spot, with Intuit covering the cost of development, production and advertising time. That type of exposure during America’s top sporting spectacle would have been “game-changing,” … Continue reading Urban Wood Goods Vied for 2014 Super Bowl Ad Spot

CARTM prepares for second annual Trashion Show & Upcycle Party – Tillamook Headlight-Herald: News

CARTM has one of the best ever reuse design contest party. The Trashion Show and Upcycle Party brings the entire community out every year. This is serious fun. “Trashionista” Julie ‘Fig’ Yanko models her evening wear made from foam packing material and bubble wrap. Two workshops are scheduled to assist community members with the making of … Continue reading CARTM prepares for second annual Trashion Show & Upcycle Party – Tillamook Headlight-Herald: News

KC startup ‘PlanetReuse’ helps environment, you | fox4kc.com

Hey Folks, lets help Planet Reuse win the Wall Street Journal’s “Start Up of the Year” contest. Winning would be a great way to bring more awareness to building material reuse. Go vote for them here (click the “View All” to find them)! The business is now one of 24 start-up companies in a competition sponsored … Continue reading KC startup ‘PlanetReuse’ helps environment, you | fox4kc.com

MoMA Challenges Designers to Rebuild Far Rockaway Sustainably After Hurricane Sandy | Inhabitat New York City

Thousands of New Yorkers are still rebuilding after the devastating wrath of Hurricane Sandy – and as restoration of the hard-hit Far Rockaway continues, the Museum of Modern Art is seeking to collaborate with artists, architects and designers to rebirth the battered neighborhood with a unique mission. The new initiative is calling on ideas for … Continue reading MoMA Challenges Designers to Rebuild Far Rockaway Sustainably After Hurricane Sandy | Inhabitat New York City

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity: ReStore

The Milwaukee Habitat ReStore is now conducting the 2013 Recycled Art Contest! This is the fourth annual contest challenging community members to take repurposed material (adhesives excluded) from the ReStore and turn it into recycled art. Upon submission, all approved entries will receive a $25 ReStore certificate to compensate for materials. Entries must be submitted … Continue reading Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity: ReStore

Sunken Memorial Garden Sliced into Submerged Cruise Ship | WebUrbanist

The New Concordia Island Contest winners, Alexander Laing and Francesco Matteo Belfiore, propose slicing the section of the Italian cruise ship that crashed in January of 2012 and planting a garden in the resulting voids, leaving the lower, still-submerged areas as habitat zones. via Sunken Memorial Garden Sliced into Submerged Cruise Ship | WebUrbanist.

Architizer Blog » Urban Mushroom Garden Scheme Wins London’s High Line Competition

Fletcher Priest Architects has won the competition to create a High Line for London with its “low line” design. The contest, inspired by New York’s High Line and aimed at “enriching the capital’s green infrastructure,” attracted 170 entries from a wide range of both well-known and new firms. The winning proposal, entitled “Pop Down,” is … Continue reading Architizer Blog » Urban Mushroom Garden Scheme Wins London’s High Line Competition

Deconstructing Detroit: Can large stock of vacant homes, schools spur a new industry? | MLive.com

As Detroit Mayor Dave Bing continues his aggressive plan to tear down 10,000 blighted homes during his tenure, leaders of a burgeoning industry believe the city has a unique opportunity to create jobs through deconstruction rather than simple demolition. Deconstruction, as Diane Van Buren of development consultant Zachary and Associates tells MLive.com, is the “opposite … Continue reading Deconstructing Detroit: Can large stock of vacant homes, schools spur a new industry? | MLive.com

12×12 Design Competition Calls for Entrants to Upcycle Historic NYC Buildings Into Contemporary Furniture | Inhabitat New York City

Calling all New York furniture designers! Third Ward, Build it Green NYC and Sawkill Lumber Company have launched the 12 x 12 design contest, a unique opportunity to repurpose a piece of New York’s past. Twelve lucky designers will be chosen to recycle materials from twelve historic sites in New York City into innovative furniture pieces, which … Continue reading 12×12 Design Competition Calls for Entrants to Upcycle Historic NYC Buildings Into Contemporary Furniture | Inhabitat New York City