Saturday, June 5, 2010

Go Green : Day One



Go Green! thats my mantra today and always! So today on the World Environment Day purplehomes is kicking off a week long "Go Green" post-ival...mmm..sorry festival.  From the 5th to the 12th of June'10 we will talk about design & decor & lots of DIYs & stores you can visit all centered around the concept of Reusing, Recycling & Restoring. I hope you have a lot of fun going through the tons of inspirational pics & ideas that I have in my treasure chest!


Today, I'd like to share some gorgeous works of art created by using stuff that we see all around us. Great way to get inspired just before the weekend starts...




Designed by  Sarah Turner, this light globe has been made by using thirty 500 ml Cola bottles!! 
You still can't believe it right?




This gorgeous chandelier has been designed by Stuart Haygrath. 
Made with over 1000 powered spectacles it uses the principle of refraction.




Ah! Wine bottle lamps designed by Jerry Kott. 
We have seen very lots of versions of this in the past. But I am really loving this one.  



And finally the much seen and appreciated Pop Pendant designed by Mauricio Affonso.  Created by using hundreds of pull-tabs of discarded drinks. This sure teaches us that the mundane and trash can be recycled into pretty somethings if we really want it!


I hope you liked these chandeliers/ lamps. Which one is your favorite? I'd love to know it. Also if during the week you'd like me to give you ideas on reusing, recycling or restoring something specific that you have in mind, please leave a comment or drop me a mail! I will try my best to cover it as well.


Before I end, here is a very do-able DIY Glass Chandelier for all you DIY lovers! After all we should have our personal chandelier too!Right? The project is via ecologue. Get the instruction pdf here



Isn't this a good way to use all those empty jars and of course light up your evenings?

Come back on Monday for more! Till then do your bit for the environment!


psst : I am holding a Go Green workshop this month end. Read all about it herehere


Images : 1,2,3,4 & 5

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The lamps are amazing!! Its tough to decide which is my favorite, but based on my current mood, quite loving the sunglasses and coke plastic bottle lamps. And kudos to you for coming up with such cool finds :-)
Anusha

Patricia Torres said...

The last pic is awesome!! Love all the ideas on here...

purplehomes said...

Anusha & Pats : Aren't they? Glad you liked the post...watch out for more Green moments this week!

Frangipani Decor said...

I love the Pop Pendant. It is simply elegant in its design and looks really cool. Who would have thought it?

purplehomes said...

FD: i know! truly creative.

Anonymous said...

all r lovely....can u teach me hw to make lamp w/ cola bottles....my mail add: arena200585@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Are there instructions on making the pop pendant??