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Henry Swanzy Makes Acoustic Wall Tiles From Wood + Chocolate Waste

Henry Swanzy Makes Acoustic Wall Tiles From Wood + Chocolate Waste

Henry Swanzy transforms waste – wood shavings and chocolate husks from local businesses – into geometric acoustic wall tiles.

Sarah Christensen Makes Home Accessories From Used Coffee Grounds

Sarah Christensen Makes Home Accessories From Used Coffee Grounds

Sarah Christensen takes used coffee waste from a local café and turns it into a terrazzo-like material to make modern home objects.

Jamie Norris Green Turns Scallop and Oyster Shells Into Lighting

Jamie Norris Green Turns Scallop and Oyster Shells Into Lighting

Jamie Norris Green creates 3D printed lighting made from a bio-degradable polymer that includes waste oyster and scallop shells.

Green&Blue Turns Clay Waste Into Habitats for Birds, Bees, and Bats

Green&Blue Turns Clay Waste Into Habitats for Birds, Bees, and Bats

Design Milk speaks to UK-based Green&Blue who are on a mission to make havens for wildlife with Bee Brick made from clay waste.

Corrie Williamson Makes Jewelry + Mobiles From Offcuts of Other Makers' Work

Corrie Williamson Makes Jewelry + Mobiles From Offcuts of Other Makers' Work

London-based Corrie Williamson makes jewelry + hanging mobiles from wooden and metal offcuts leftover from the work of other designer-makers.

Darren Appiagyei Turns Wood From Fallen Trees Into Hand-turned Vessels

Darren Appiagyei Turns Wood From Fallen Trees Into Hand-turned Vessels

Woodturner Darren Appiagyei highlights wood's intrinsic beauty by celebrating knots, cracks, bark, or grain, which are often seen as flaws.

2021 Year in Review: Circular by Design

2021 Year in Review: Circular by Design

Design Milk contributor Katie Treggiden explores the ways waste can be used as a valuable raw material. Join us as we review Circular by Design's 2021 posts.

Pearson Lloyd Turns Waste Food Packaging Into Desk Accessories

Pearson Lloyd Turns Waste Food Packaging Into Desk Accessories

bFRIENDS by Bene and Pearson Lloyd is a collection of fun, 3D-printed desktop accessories made from discarded food packaging.

Martin Thübeck Turns Sawmill and Tannery Waste Into Modular Furniture

Martin Thübeck Turns Sawmill and Tannery Waste Into Modular Furniture

Martin Thübeck designed the Betula Collection with a frame made from identical pieces of reclaimed wood, connected by a single joint – both designed for disassembly.

Disharee Mathur Turns Damaged Sinks and Toilets Into Vases and Accessories

Disharee Mathur Turns Damaged Sinks and Toilets Into Vases and Accessories

Disharee Mathur is an interdisciplinary designer whose NewBlue project reimagines damaged sanitary ware into vases and accessories.

Mon Terra Turns Waste Plant Pots Into Furniture and Accessories

Mon Terra Turns Waste Plant Pots Into Furniture and Accessories

Mon Terra, founded by Tamara Efrat ad Yuval Dishon, turns agricultural plastic waste into furniture and accessories.

Anti Turns Discarded and Broken Umbrellas Into Desk and Table Lamps

Anti Turns Discarded and Broken Umbrellas Into Desk and Table Lamps

Anti collects discarded and broken umbrellas, disassembles them, and upcycles them into desk and table lamps.

Form Us With Love and Baux Turn Textile Offcuts Into Acoustic Panels

Form Us With Love and Baux Turn Textile Offcuts Into Acoustic Panels

Form Us With Love + BAUX are turning textile offcuts into a commercial acoustic solution that is fully compostable at the end of its life.

DM 15th Anniversary: A Look Back at Our Most Popular Columns

DM 15th Anniversary: A Look Back at Our Most Popular Columns

In celebration of Design Milk's 15th Anniversary, we're doing a column roundup to share the ins and outs of our weekly and monthly columns.

Very Good and Proper Turns Hemp Fiber + Recycled Plastic Into Outdoor Chairs

Very Good and Proper Turns Hemp Fiber + Recycled Plastic Into Outdoor Chairs

Very Good and Proper + AC/AL created an outdoor chair with new bio-composite technology that combines hemp fiber with recycled plastic.