Sunday, September 06, 2009

Incredible Recycled Houses
















A self-taught builder, plumber and electrician, artist Dan Phillips makes low-income housing out of recycled materials. Here, the corners of picture frames adorn the ceiling. "A frame shop was getting rid of old samples and I was there waiting," said Phillips.














Above, a cork floor is made from actual wine corks. According to Phillips, the corks are easy to come by: "We have some heavy drinkers in town."

via TimesPeople, an offering of NYTimes.com. Courtesy of Elizabeth Van Jacob.

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3 comments:

casapinka said...

That top one reminds me of one of the Project Runway dresses from last night's show!

LisaJay said...

lmao! yes, it DOES look a bit like them, doesn't it?

amy said...

Hiiilarious! I've heard about those project runway dresses! I want to live in this house...! Great way to upcycle one's "clutter" and still be able to see it in its glory every day.