How Do You Reuse?

How Do You Reuse?

Newspapers and magazines can stack up quickly around the house, and though recycling them is an obvious way to handle them, with a little more creativity they can go on to have a life after they have been read. While I have only gone so far as to use mine to protect my table when I'm painting or cover the floor when I house trained my dog, Oscar Lhermitte gets a little more creative with his.

As a design student in London, French born artist Oscar Lhermitte was dismayed by the sight of newspapers littering the streets. That is when he had the idea for the X Days Project: a series of furniture constructed almost entirely from recycled newspapers.

The "334" bench and "89" stool are made from metal bars that serve as the structure, stacked newspapers and as Lhermitte explains on his website, "spare time." The pieces are created without any additional materials, meaning no glue or hardware.

Not all of us have the time or inclination to build furniture from our recyclables, but clearly a bit of creativity can go a long way. What creative reuses do you do at home?

Read more: X Days Project at Oscar Lhermitte

(Image: Xavier Renauld)

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