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Interesting stories from all across the world of upcycling, recycling, and reusing! Check back each week for news, interviews, giveaways, links to interesting sites, and more.

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Friday, May 6, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up May 6, 2011

Check out this cute upcycled pet bed made from a vintage suitcase. Very clever from the good folks at Atomic Attic. We love this chair. It is a beautifully restored vintage side chair. The perfect combination of vintage style and modern chic. Check out their entire collection at the aptly named Etsy shop Chairy Blossoms. 10 Great Ways to Upcycle Glass Bottles and Jars. Visit Parentables. Yet another article about the growing popularity of Upcycling! Consumer Seal of Approval.

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Monday, May 2, 2011
Upcycled Furniture From Farm Chic

Check out the beautiful upcycled furniture from our friends at Farm Chic. Farm Chic specializes in upcycled and antique furniture. They will also create upcycled pieces for you if you have a specific piece you would like repurposed or redone. Farm Chic sells most of their furniture in the United Kingdom and Europe. If you’re able to visit their Cotswolds store, be prepared for an entire furniture shopping experience. Each customer receives individualized attention and service. The owner also runs a B&B where you could stay the night …

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Friday, April 29, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up April 29, 2011

Givmo- You donate unused items to them. They give you Karma points. You request items donated by others. The more Karma you have, the better chance you have of getting the items. Process is free. You only pay for the shipping. Recycling and reusing! 5 Upcycled May Day baskets at Crafting a Green World. 10 Ways to Upcycle Easter Goodies at Smiling Green Mom. How To:Upcycled Beach Bag at craftzine.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Upcycled Housing

A clever reader suggested we check out the work of Derek Diedricksen. We are so glad we did! Derek designs and builds tiny buildings. His unique work includes things like cabins, tree houses (both for grown-ups and kids), and flex buildings that could be used for anything from a green house to an office to a homeless shelter. So, why are we writing about him? Because his designs are meant to be built on a budget and he advocates the use of upcycled and recycled materials. Things like …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Etsy Feature: Upcycled Zippers

Our latest Etsy feature is our friend Heather of Re-Zip It! Heather takes vintage zippers and turns them into some of the most beautiful and unique creations we have seen. Last week, Heather’s creations were featured on The Today Show. She was in the top 10 finalists in the Art of Reuse Contest that was sponsored by NBC and Etsy. Congratulations Heather! Heather is a full time working, married mother to a beautiful son named Benjamin. She works in a jail as a therapist helping individuals …