Sustainable design inspired by an unsustainable war.
EcoSalon writer Stephanie Rogers outlined the myriad public works a month of war funding could pay for, including wind energy, high-speed rail, Superfund cleanup and an end to hunger in the United States. Earlier this week, the New York Times released a poll with CBS News that found 69 percent of Americans think the U.S. should not be involved in the war in Afghanistan. Sixty-eight percent think it’s going badly; 35 percent say “very badly.”
As a nation, we have been at some kind of war for over a decade. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that we see so much upcycled and repurposed military paraphernalia on the home front. But is the army aesthetic fatigued, or will it forever remain militantly chic?
A handmade jump seat made from sustainable solid mango wood top swivels.
A reproduction of a 1949 mappemonde found in a French antique shop. It shows borders as they were then, with the Middle East and Germany “at major transition points in their histories.”
This industrial double pendant operates on a die-cast pulley system, a metaphorical play on the industrial war machine.
We’ve featured the Recycled Army Canvas Bean Bag before. The hand-stitched topography is made from the reclaimed canvas of old Army tents and tarps, keeping this durable material out of landfills.
This replica of a vintage American factory bin is a natural accent for a military inspired abode.
A lamp created from military-grade grenades, destined to become your space’s conversation sparker.