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Hotel in Mexico creates rooms for guest in recycled concrete pipes!
“… Tubehotel accommodates two people in a queen bed with panoramic views of the Sierra del Tepozteco outside of Cuernavaca. The goal in designing the modular hotel was to build fast and affordable accommodations while offering new tourism services to the area.” - Bridgette Meinhold
Like I said in a comment on the blog, Swissmiss, where I first found the image:
I appreciate the idea from, Littlefly, but maybe it’s because I love my books so much…this makes me a little sad. A hole in your someone’s story :(
What would be interesting, however, would be the artist taking books damaged beyond repair or legibility and making THOSE into jewelry. To me, that would be much more valuable. The story gets a continues with its “second-life” of sorts…
via Why Design Now?
“Environmental concerns play a central role in the production of Woodnotes’s paper-yarn products, which range from elegant room dividers to scarves, rugs, and furniture. Founded in 1987 by Finnish textile designer Ritva Puotila and her son Mikko, Woodnotes uses both advanced technologies and handcraftsmanship to develop the yarn, which is spun from durable heavyweight kraft paper that is biodegradable and can be recyclable. Because of the density of the fibers, paper yarn does not collect dust or dirt. The white paper is produced without the use of chlorine gas, and the dyes used to color the yarn contain no heavy metals.” Read More…