sustainable art

Artist Olek Crochets Billboard-Sized Blanket With Hillary Clinton's Face

Olek is decidedly with her. The Poland-born, New York City-based artist, whose real name is Agata Oleksiak, has crocheted a 16-by-46-foot blanket that features a black-and-white…

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Barbara Segal's Stone-Carved "Birkin Bag" Weighs 100 Pounds

Photo by Angel Chevrestt for the New York Post When prices for a Hermès’s Birkin handbag can soar up to $300,000 for a diamond-studded, Himalayan crocodile–clad number, Barbara…

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Olek Covers the Facade of Houses in Sweden, Finland With Pink Crochet

A house in Sweden and its counterpart in Finland, once disparate entities, are now inextricably linked, thanks to the creative machinations of a “yarn bomber” named Olek.…

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Vetements Designer Made Art From 17 Tons of Used Clothing

If you’ve ever wondered what 17 tons of used clothing looks like, Maja Weiss has got you covered. The Vetements designer recently held court at the Copenhagen International…

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Australian Artist Creates Tidal-Wave Sculpture From Discarded Flip-Flops

David Day, an artist from North Queensland, has transformed thousands of discarded flip-flops into a life-size tidal wave. The sculpture, which Day describes as a testament to the…

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Berlin Artists Use Manhole Covers, Utility Grates to Relief-Print Textiles

To the Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin, city streets are literally their artistic inspiration. Translating to “pirate printer,” the group uses city infrastructure as…

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Massive 3D Embroidery Brings to Life Iconic Game of Thrones" Battle

COME AT ME, CROW Framing the Night King in all his frosty, blue-eyed glory are the crests of the great houses of Westeros: a stark reminder—pun intended—that winter is indeed coming…

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Massive "Clothing Spill" Illustrates Importance of Reusing, Recycling

SPILLING OVER Together with its nonprofit partners, Savers diverts more than 650 million pounds of reusable goods from North American landfills each year, according to the company,…

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"Pure Human" Imagines a Future Where You Can Buy Nicole Kidman's Skin

NEW SKIN “Major fashion and cosmetic companies have already signed research collaboration agreement with bioengineering institutes,” Gorjanc said. “Those…

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How Yarn Bombing Grew From Fringe Activity to Global Movement

How did “yarn bombing,” a form of street graffiti that turns everyday objects into colorful knitted or crocheted displays, grow from a quirky personal statement into an…

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Annalisa Natali Murri's Photographs Reveal Rana Plaza's Emotional Aftermath

In April 2013, Rana Plaza, a multi-storey facility in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories, collapsed into a pile of rubble. The event would go down in history as the South…

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Hand-Cranked Sidewalk Cart Recycles Old Plastic Bags Into Stylish Totes

Few things are as emblematic of our throwaway culture as the humble plastic bag. Cheap to produce, easy to carry, and convenient to use, some 500 billion of the things are deployed…

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Haunting "Trashion" Gowns Illustrate Senegal's Pollution Problem

FUTURE IMPERFECT “When you travel in any region of Senegal, the first thing you notice is dumped plastic everywhere,” Monteiro says in a behind-the-scenes video. “And…

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Embroidery Stop-Motion Film Animates Passover Folk Song

In Chad Gadya, a breathtakingly surreal three-minute film based on the Passover folk song of the same name, Nina Paley and Theodore Gray illustrate the absurdity of our…

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These Necklaces, Eyeglasses Make Dramatic Statements About U.K.'s Air

Most statement necklaces are just about standing out and looking great, but these dramatic necklaces are actually making a statement about air quality and pollution in the UK.…

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"YWASTE" Sculpture Reveals Amount of Textiles Entering Landfills

WASTE NOT Consumption begets waste, which ushers in problems of its own, Dean adds. “When we consume so much, we tend to dispose of more,” she says. “this unpalatable…

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Christophe Guinet Recreates Batman Suit...Out of Tree Bark

BARK KNIGHT Guinet’s Sous le masque et la cape was on display this past month at La Maison Muller. The event, which celebrated the launch of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game,…

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Portland Farmer Jacinda Martinez Turns Vegetables Into Edible Fashion

Artist and designer Jacinda Martinez began playing with her food to make bold and beautiful statements about slow fashion, in a beautiful series she calls Fashion in the Raw. Based on…

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