Curbside Connections

Minimizing Waste – Maximizing Creativity


Bookshelves Made from…books!

Jim Rosenau, of Berkley, California, has been making bookshelves from books for quite some time. He says the idea came from (mis)reading Nicholson Baker’s Books As Furniture. My first thought was… Are these really books? His answer..Yes, they are really books. I remove some of the paper and replace it with a sturdy armature of salvaged lumber.”

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ReUse Connection!

I met ReUse Connection on Twitter in March of 2010 and I’ve been stalking RC since! It was love at first tweet!

“ReUse Connection is an online, knowledge-sharing platform for people from all over the world to share how they reuse materials and items.”

Ian Moise, father, dedicated eco-entrepreneur, and founder of ReUse Connection, says he “Would love a world where natural resources are used sustainably – where material goods are designed to be re-used.”

Well, I would say that 71,000+ followers (as of the writing of this post) on your facebook page is a pretty good start with that whole “world” thing.

Since participating on ReUse Connection’s page, I’ve seen the most brilliant reuses for just about everything from shower curtains to old train cars. This designer makes furniture from old refrigerators and used car seats!

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The actual website for ReUse Connection is in beta testing right now. Ian says, “When we launch, users will be able to exchange ideas on how to reuse materials: One user can post an item – e.g. skateboards – and then other users from around the world can post solutions – e.g. chairs or bracelets. Everyone can then join the discussion.”

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ooh, ooh, I wanna play!

Item: Wine corks

Solution: Jewelry Display Board

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So you see bloggers, I URGE you to go to ReUse Connection’s Facebook page and start sharing! GO!! NOW!!

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Wine Crate Furniture

 Wine crates, made of 100% pine wood, are plentiful, functional, and oh so pretty!

 Rearranged horizontically, these wine crate shelves give a different look than the unit below. It doesn’t really matter to me. I LOVE these crates!

Putting them on the wall to make a shelving unit is pure genius. If I didn’t live in an apartment, I would have done this long time ago.

 I’ve already used wine corks to make a jewelry display board, why not use the case, right?


Find a nickel, pick it up, and all day you will have…

…a couch.

YES! Johnny Swing, a Vermont-based artist, makes furniture out of money (and tables from car windshields).

He welds coins together to make couches and so far he’s made 20 nickel couches.

His philosophy: Being embraced by money is more peaceful than being enslaved by it.

CLICK to visit Johnny and don’t forget to tell him you found him on Flippin’ Factory!

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