Tag Archives | Trash

…It’s Things Thursday: Lakai Recycled Program?

Lakai Recycled Program

If you’d like to go green in style, then check out the Lakai Recycled Program.

By “applying excess shoe materials that would otherwise be thrown away to selected styles each season”, Lakai is turning trash into unique pairs of kicks that are good looking and good for the environment.

In addition to the recycled materials (leather, suede, mesh) the Recycled Program shoes will also feature soles comprised of new gum rubber mixed with regrind rubber waste, reducing new material by up to 50%.

Another benefit of the program is that each shoe will have a unique look that is the result of whatever materials they happened to have around that day, so no two pairs will share the same material and/or color combinations.

Are you ready to go green?

[Lakai – Recycled Program]

[Utility Board Supply – Lakai Kost-One Recycled Shoe]

…Your actions have unexpected consequences?

Now Look What You Did

Now Look What You Did is a set of the cutest PSAs you’ll ever see.

Whether your vice is smoking or littering, it’s effecting the environment, and it’s time to change.

See why:

[Now Look What You Did]

…Justin Gignac is selling his wants?

Wants For Sale

New York trash extraordinaire Justin Gignac is at it again, and this time he’s got some wants that he’s looking to get.

Called Wants For Sale, it’s a series of paintings that he and his girlfriend have painted of the things that that he and his girlfriend have wanted, and they’re all being sold for the actual price of the actual item.

There’s a painting of an iPhone that sells for $649.17, a painting of a Guitar for GH2 that sold for $64.98, and Financial Security that sells for $1 Mil.

It’s an interesting concept, and judging by the results so far, one that is doing quite well for them.

Anybody interested in buying a painting of a Ferrari that I just did?

[Wants For Sale]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…Trash can tell stories?

Dirty White Trash

Tim Noble and Sue Webster artify piles of trash so that they show a scene when their shadow is cast on a wall. It’s amazing to see what they are able to do, and I’d imagine that the pieces are even better in person as you would be able to see exactly what is creating each part of each shadow.

[Tim Noble and Sue Webster]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Trash is art?

Trashball Sign

Apparently, Justin Gignac isn’t the only one who thinks that garbage can be art. Christopher Goodwin, a 37-year-old dump truck driver from Washington D.C., collects trash and puts it into one-inch plastic balls that he calls Trashballs. He then fills two vending machines with these Trashballs, and for a quarter, anyone can get a piece of his work. So far he’s sold over 3,000 of them, for a total profit of $750 (in other words, he does it for the love, and not for the money). What love, you ask? “I kind of think everything deserves a second look… Someone designed this, manufactured it, used it and tossed it away”. These aren’t just G rated balls either; as he’s been known to fill them with “dead bugs, drug baggies and broken glass”. There’s even a sign over each dispenser, asking that no one under 18 buy a Trashball.


If you’d like to see some of the larger and more important pieces of trash that Chris finds, be sure to check out his blog for a look at some of D.C.’s finest. It’s trashtastic.


[Trashball Blog]

[Via: Washington Post]

[Via: bookofjoe]