Part street art and part upcycling project, designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska has created a stunning parking canopy using discarded plastic bottles filled with colored water. I think parking just entered the realm of magical realism.
I found Britzman's work on Colossal and was struck by the beauty he was able to achieve using cast-off plastic bottles and colored water. As one who's been mulling over quite a few upcycling projects lately, this is a nice reminder for me to keep imagining the future potential of an item. If discarded plastic bottles are able to reemerge as a cascade of leaves or a spattering of stars, there really is hope for almost anything to be salvaged and turned into something beautiful.
The only downside of this is, you just know the people who park next to him now feel totally inferior about their dinky $12 sunshades.
Read more about this project over at Colossal.