Friday, September 4, 2009

Recycle . Reinvent

The other day my mom sent me a story from the New York Times' House & Garden section. The article focused on Dan Phillips, a Texas homebuilder who makes low-income houses out of almost entirely recycled materials. So not only is Mr. Phillips doing his bit to help out his community, he's doing double-duty and helping out the environment as well.

He uses all kinds of things that people have/are throwing away; things that you would never imagine could be used in home design, but end up being functional and phenomenal looking.

To see loads more pics and read the whole article, click here.


briannelee said...

Wow that is amazing!

Amanda K said...


Have a wonderful weekend!

ItsAllAboutTheCats said...

This is amazing - seems like this is really re-cycling at its finest! And wouldn't these houses be fun to come home to!

The Cottage Cheese said...

What an amazing artist and designer! I love this story. I can't get enough of the talented people who are turning trash into art (in this case, even cooler because it livable art).

ana b. said...

O my goodness. Is his ceiling made out of the corner of picture frames? I see them on displays at the local picture framers!

linaa, said...

omg this is so coool!!!
he is so amazing, im so inspired by this iw ant to make something now!
thank you for sharing!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

omg .. this is right up my alley! LOVE this post - thanks for sharing!!