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Published on July 1st, 2010 | by Kelly Rand


Inhabitat Announces Winners of 2010 Spring Greening Competition

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Inhabitat has announced the winners of their annual Spring Greening Competition where the site looks “for creative and clever designs that find new uses for old household items.”

The Reader’s Choice award went to Sarah Turner, who turns soda bottles into beautiful and intricate lamps, while the Editor’s Choice went to SystemDesignStudio, who created storage shelves from discarded bike tires and furniture legs.

All of the entries reused discarded items in clever and wonderful ways to create fun and fancy new household items. Out of the entries that didn’t make the big cut, the light bulb planter and spice rack are top on my list. They look super cool. I’m also a fan of the cereal box map, as it looks like to would be super fun to make.

Which one(s) are your favorites?

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Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.

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