Heartwalk, a sculpture made from reclaimed Atlantic City boardwalk pieces, is shown here on tour in Brooklyn. NYCDOT.
You may not have noticed it, but if you’ve eaten at Bryan Sikora’s lovely La Fia in Wilmington, any of Jose Garces’ spots, Jake’s in Manayunk or Stephen Starr’s Fette Sau, you’ve been in the presence of recycled building materials and rescued architectural finishes. Artists have long been hip to this karmic win/win, using found objects to create jaw-dropping masterpieces of all stripes. Heartwalk, a 30-foot wooden heart sculpture installed in Atlantic City last November, was created by Brooklyn, N.Y., design firm Situ Studio, which used reclaimed wood from Hurricane Sandy-battered boardwalks.
via Reclamation Points: Salvaging Materials for Trendy Designs | Jewish Exponent.
This post is for my friend Hilary – who loved the Coney Island Boardwalk so much she wrote a grant to go there.
UHURU co-founders Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath were recognized for their innovation in their field and selected to be amongst the 40. Their original Cyclone Lounger fabricated from reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk ipe was acquired by the museum for its permanent collection for the exhibition.
UHURU | Design, craft and style in heirloom furniture.
While J.Crew’s bold colors and tailored lines may have been wowing the audience during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, it was the runway that stole the show. Created from wood salvaged from Coney Island, Rockaway Beach, and Atlantic City, models strutted their stuff over what was once considered wreckage from Hurricane Sandy.
via J. Crew Salvages Hurricane Damaged Wood for Runway During Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Love on Inhabitat by Situ Studio.
You could really feel the love in Times Square this morning with the unveiling of Heartwalk, a heart-shaped art installation made of boardwalk planks salvaged after Hurricane Sandy. Conceptualized and designed by Brooklyns Situ Studio, the LED-laced pavilion will provide lovers and others with the perfect photo opp backdrop for Valentines Day on Thursday.
via Heartwalk: Heart-Shaped Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square | Inhabitat New York City.