In 2012, Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz quit their jobs and set off to build a glass cabin in the mountains of West Virginia.
Nick is a photographer who specializes in tintypes taken with a camera he made himself. He currently works for a landscape company in Milwaukee designing one-of-a-kind objects and spends his off time travelling the country looking for adventure. Lilah is a designer. She has made several clothing lines, each one coinciding with the a city/place she inhabits. She currently sells her work in New York boutiques and also works for a landscaping company in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
via Half Cut Tea . com | Nick Olson & Lilah Horwitz on Vimeo.
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YAKIMA, Wash. — In rusts and indigos and the brilliant hues of a sunset, this couple is doing something no one else in Yakima is officially able to do — they’re recycling glass.
Jeremy Bartheld and Michelle Lester are transforming used bottles and jars into art.
It’s trash becoming treasure, they say.
“We’re taking a discarded commodity and turning it into something people can appreciate,” Bartheld explains.
“It’s how you look at it,” he says. “When you create art out of something that’s been thrown away, it draws your emotions out.”
The couple begin with an old, wooden-framed glass window, envisions a design and glues broken pieces of recycled glass in a pattern on one side. The result is a luminous piece of art.
The process of turning waste into a mosaic creates radiance — one window glows with branches of a tree curling toward an azure sky, while swirls of scarlet, green, blue and white gleam in another.
Creativity and sustainability are hallmarks of how Bartheld and Lester live, so it wasn’t much of a leap to think about rescuing glass from the bin of eternal waste.
“One of our concerns was all the glass in the landfill,” Lester explains. “It takes so long to deteriorate,” adds Bartheld.
Read the full article via Couple breaking into the art world with recycled glass mosaics | Yakima Herald-Republic.
A new recycling plant is officially opened in Saskatoon. Kathy Fitzpatrick/CBC
A new recycling plant opened Friday in Saskatoon, built from 13,000 tonnes of recycled material.
The SARCAN facility expects to process 175 million beverage containers per year. It will also go through 8,400 tonnes of salvage material in a year, more than double the capacity of its former plant.
Portions of the building were fabricated from recycled glass, asphalt and rubber.
via Recycling plant built from recycled materials – Saskatchewan – CBC News.