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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Environmental Tuesday: An Upcycling Double-Entendre


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
2 Comments » | Published in Green Design, Green Products  |  2 Comments

I was really glad we received an email from Carolina Fontoura Alzaga. She makes elegant, Victorian-style chandeliers out of recycled bike parts. I love to see projects where I have to look really hard to figure out what the parts were in their former lives.

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  1. Sam Pratt says:

    September 29th, 2010 at 5:24 am (#)

    I recently blogged about a new store in Hudson, New York, which appears to have a piece by this designer… Do you know if this is hers?

    (NOTE: This was shot on the opening day of the shop, which is called 3FortySeven, and the chandelier was in the midst of installation; the photo does not depict all of its features, which include dozens of crystal attachments to the bike chain armature.)

  2. Christine says:

    October 9th, 2010 at 12:09 pm (#)

    Love these chandeliers! What a great way to make upcycling beautiful and elegant. I’m looking forward to browsing Carolina’s site.

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