Posts Tagged ‘recycle’

Recycled Beer Can Surfboard

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

A recycled beer can surfboard that actually can be used to enjoy the pleasure of riding waves. When Richard Quinn Morrison started out the “Enviro Surf Art Series” concept, he never thought how far he would go.

 

That’s why this 6′2″ Fish beer channeled bottom surfboard is so unique. The surf artist survived a car crash and returned to creation with a “new creative hunger and vision to push the boundaries of what he thinks is art and what is not”.

 

Recycled beer can surfboard

Recycled beer can surfboard

 

 

Morrison uses the most unthinkable techniques to create strange, innovative and stunning artwork. At the same time, he surfs his waves in sunny California.

 

Empty beer cans are useless, but when “embedded” in a surfboard they get a total new vision. At the same time, they invite you to enjoy and share a laugh with your surf friends right after a nice surf session.

 

The sculpture uses two wood stringers and quite a few beer cans (72!), from six brands, collected by friends at a local bar. Then, FCS fins are added and surf’s up. The recycled beer can surfboard will be tested in real surfing scenario, in the next weeks.

 

Remember a basic rule: don’t drink while surfing or you’ll be fined. Source: SurferToday

Surfboard Made Of Beach Trash

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

 

The most eco-friendly surfboard around

The most eco-friendly surfboard around

 

A surfboard made of beach trash. This unbelievable business idea is “owned” by Kevin Cunningham, surfer and founder of Spirare Surfboards, an environmentally-friendly surf company.

 

“Spirare Sustainable Surf Craft” is the project that transforms debris into objects of design. That is, a beautiful surfboard. But how did he do it? Kevin Cunningham recycles plastic and glass and reuses it in the skin of the surfboard. Also, plastic bottles are cut up and reassembled into fins.

 

The first limited series of recycled surfboards will be featured in galleries around USA and then 100 will be sold as custom orders.

 

The project needs your support. Let’s take the debris out of our ocean and protect what we love most: waves and oceans. Remember that in a foam board with a wooden stringer only 3-4% is renewable material.

 

Take a look at Spirare Surfboards’ website and get in touch with Kevin Cunningham. Backers of the project will receive priority status for any custom surfboard order. Source: SurferToday

Billboards Into Bags

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Snowboard bag

Snowboard bag

Here is a wonderful way to reuse old billboard ads instead of discarding them in a landfill. A New Zealand manufacturer, Stash-it, has come up with a method to recycle old billboards into surfboard and snowboard bags. How neat! Most of these billboard bags are custom made and you have a choice of which ad your surf or snowboard bag will be made from. I think this is a great way acquire a totally unique bag while also lowering your carbon footprint. According to Stash-it,” Billboards first caught our attention when we were asked to construct tarpaulins for a timber yard. This fabric is durable, functional and designed to handle extreme conditions. Add the unique graphics and board bags were the next logical application.” I guess you never know where inspiration will come from.

 

Billboards stay out of landfills

Billboards stay out of landfills

All Stash-it products come with a three-month warranty against material defects and faulty workmanship. Gotta love a company that’s eco-friendly and stands behind their product.

 

Billboard bags are eco-friendly

Billboard bags are eco-friendly

Each bag is a one off – no two the same. Recognizing that resources are precious and finite, constructing these bags out of recycled billboard fabric extends the useful life of the primary product.

 

Very functional

Very functional

Stash-it board bags only use quality appropriate materials in their construction.

 

Old billboards can look cool

Old billboards can look cool

 

To get your hands on one these very unique and eco-friendly bags please visit Stash-it at  http://bit.ly/dql7IP

Exit Eden Skateboard

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Skateboard art is definitely becoming more than just an offbeat trend. Today there exists a real movement among artists and environmentalists to use old skateboard decks as a medium to paint on. Artists from around the globe have been heeding this call and have been creating some amazing paintings as well as sculptures from these discarded boards.

 

Eden skateboard

Eden skateboard

 

I recently came across this beautiful skateboard painting created by James Jean for the 15th anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine. It’s a tribute to Adam and Eve painted in a beautiful, light and fluid manner. According to Jean, “Skating has always seemed to me a courageous activity, and what is courage but an absence of shame. Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden, pitiful in their nakedness, shameful in their new knowledge. However, the rise of science made man and nature transparent, naked again under a microscope and scalpel. We adorn ourselves with knowledge, hiding our private selves under a crimson web, until a bad fall shreds it to the bone.” That’s pretty deep. To learn more about this amazing artist please visit: http://www.jamesjean.com

Decorate With Decks

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I know I have been on this skateboard furniture kick recently but I cannot help it. There are just so many cool things being done with skateboard decks these days that I just want to write about. Today, I’ll be highlighting some great uses for old decks in home decor. This ranges from floor lamps to shelving to cute tables. Just take a look at some of these great pics and see for yourself what an old deck can be turned into. This is such an eco-friendly way to decorate. If you know of any other uses for old decks let me know. Just comment here or email us: info@boardjoy.com We’d love to feature some ideas on our blog.

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