Bored by staid design? Tired of wasting useful resources on stupid things? Have more trash than you know what to do with? Superuse to the rescue (cue superhero music)! It's described as an "online community of designers, architects and everybody else who is interested in inventive ways of recycling." Truly amazing. This site highlights just how important eco-friendly design has become to consumers and designers. And some of the designs featured definitely require superhero strength.
Quite possibly the coolest thing I've seen thus far on Superuse is a woman who recycled a defunct plane and made it her home. Look at the image - hanging amidst the trees.
It's truly a sight to behold and a great way to make use of something that would otherwise make a ton of waste. And, to top it off, it cost a lot less than a typical house!
Superuse also links to a site called Airport Journals which has a whole article about planes that have been recycled into homes. It's funny, it seems so bizarre. But with the Dreamliner in the air and AirForce One decked out with beds and a press corps, is it that hard to imagine retrofitting a plane for your home? I can totally picture the interior of my old Pan Am - mod wallpaper, the Brastilo Swivel Arm Chair, and, my absolute favorite piece, the Brastilo Bench with Moveable Tray. Of course, there would have to be a disco ball and a lava lamp too.
But seriously, all hippie/disco fantasies aside, we are obsessed with inventive ways of recycling. And we love finding new inspiration for our designs, our philosophies, and our own personal lives. We already sell 2 pieces that are made from recycled goods - the Blue Paper Bowl made of recycled newspapers and the Banana Leaf Hanging Leap made out of banana leaves. But the possibilities, as Superuse has proven, are endless - and we love the challenge.
So go forth and inventively recycle!