Yesterday I was browsing around when I bumped into this very nice article announcing the 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners and decided to show you further details about it. The Spring Greening Design Competition challenged designers, artists and crafters to transform useless junk into beautiful DIY products, and the result is a list of very interesting and creative pieces. We will show here a list with some of the finalists and the winners of the competition. We really recommend you to visit the website to read more about each piece and its author (just click at the images and you will be redirected).

I really like contests like this one... not only contests, but I really dig the idea of pushing people to use their talent and creativity to design creative things using old stuff and several other useless junk that we can easily find around us, in our house, our neighborhood, etc. This is not only a way of developing nice recycled products but is also a way to reinforce that 'yes we can' have nice stuff made of 'forgotten useless things'. So check out this list and start thinking about what you could do with some regular things that are seating around your place and go for it... use your creativity and Do It Yourself! ;)

The Finalists

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
POP Pendant Light Made From Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Iluminata: Lamp Made Out of Yogurt Bottles

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Chop-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
LOTO Recycled Plastic Bottle Chandeliers

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
US Map Art Made From Cereal Boxes

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
La Lata Bowl Made From Recycled Soda Can Tabs

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Gorgeous Garments Upcycled from Magnetic Video Tape

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
National Geographic Magazine Shelf

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Potus Pot Made From a Recycled Lightbulb

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Film Roll Lamp

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Cute Stool Made Out of Paper Rolls

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Dazzling Lamps Made Out of Soda Bottles

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Plastic Lamps made from Recycled Six-Pack Rings

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Stunning Chandelier Made Out of Hangers

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Cone Light Recycled from Used Traffic Cones

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
ELASTICSHELF: A Shelving System Made Out of Used Bike Tires

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Snack-Serving Robot Made from Vintage Objects

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Spice Rack, Vase and Salt and Pepper Shakers Made Out of Light Bulbs!

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Paper Tube Light

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
LAPICERO: Toilet Paper Roll Pencil Holder

The Winners

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Soda Bottle Lamp by Sarah Turner

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Elasticshelf by SystemDesignStudio

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Film Roll Lamp by Nidhi Gupta

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Light Bulb Spice Rack by Annisa Fardan Nabila and Aulia Amanda Santoso

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Chop Flops by Joseph Palmer

Useless Junk transformed into Beautiful Products
Pop Pendant Light by Mauricio Affonso

Don't forget to visit Inhabitat's website for further details about each piece and its author.

About the author of this post

I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A brazilian current living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Twitter user: @gismullr