Saturday, February 13, 2010

Broken [Photo Hunt]

Who said that crushed windshields and glass are useless and belong to the junk pile? Naturally, we want to get rid of those sharp and dangerous fragments. But before throwing away a broken glass, think of the tons of glass bottles and jars buried into our landfills each day. Recycling glass is an excellent way to reduce waste, save construction costs and help the environment.

I know somebody who transforms broken pieces of tempered glass into beautiful functional home accessories. A hobby that turned into a business. These candle holders are hand-crafted from broken windshields---these pieces are colorful and rough; they're perfectly imperfect, and there in lies the charm.


Posted for Photo-Hunt

31 comments:

January said...

recycle! they are beautiful!

Have something for you at my page...

Happy Weekend!

Photo Cache said...

Ika nga "one man's junk is another man's gold" so there really isn't a trash/junk per se.

Great take on the theme.

www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

the donG said...

that's the way art works. sometimes it's really how to use what's abundant or useless and build something great out of it.

Sidney said...

Wow! That is nice and artistic! And that with broken windshields !

Happy Valentines Day !

Dennis Villegas said...

Those are very beautiful works of art, Luna. Indeed, there is treasure in trash if we just care. Thanks for sharing!

happily retired gal said...

Wonderful 'take' on the theme this week ... love the idea of recycling broken things.
Hugs and blessings,
Broken Azalea

Mar said...

I love your take on the theme, great pieces too!!

YTSL said...

What inspired work by the person you know!

Re recycling glass: alas, there do not appear to be facilities for that in Hong Kong -- only for paper, plastic, aluminium and rechargeable batteries. :S

Bull Rhino said...

No two alike and certainly a worthwhile effort as well as beautiful. Great take on the theme this week.

Scott at World’s Best Photography Blog ;^)

Bonggamom said...

Oh my, I love those products and this post! Thanks for reminding us that one man's trash can be anyone's treasure!

My Photo Hunt this week: broken heart and broken bones

http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/02/broken.html

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day!

momgen said...

Nice and pretty Ph....Thanks for the visit.

Carver said...

What a creative and beautiful way to recycle broken glass. Happy Weekend.

Susanne said...

So pretty from something broken.

Alice Audrey said...

Wow, that's beautiful. Not sure I want to touch it, but it's gorgeous.

magiceye said...

this is brilliant!

Irene aka Sweet Surrender said...

Nice take in the theme! Have a great weekend!

Irene
irenelaw.com

mudpuddle said...

What a terrific idea!

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Maya said...

What a great way to recycle glass! We currently are living in a situation that doesn't have glass recycling facilities and it is so hard to send our glass to the landfill.

Gattina said...

What an excellent idea to recycle glass ! it really looks very beautiful !

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful way to put old glass to a new use. Happy weekend

Ebie said...

For a greener world, great job in recycling. They are a thing of beauty too!

EastCoastLife said...

Amazing! Beautiful art pieces from recycled glass.

JDeQ said...

What a great way to make use of old materials!

Have a wonderful weekend.

♥Willa♥ said...

and it's all beautiful!!!

mirage2g said...

Pretty little things, I love candles, candle holders and scents! If there's just a bigger vitrine for me I'd buy those! ;)

jmb said...

What beautiful objects this person creates with broken glass. Lovely photos.

zherwin said...

"they're perfectly imperfect, and there in lies the charm." you summed it all in that last part. and i also like the irony of being broken yet whole.

nice one!

Bambie dear ★ said...

its a wonderful art craft indeed.. I also have a lamp shade made of broken glasses.. its cozy

xinex said...

They are beautiful...Christine

Maya said...

I thought I left a comment but it seems to have disappeared. I currently live in a situation where there is no on-site recycling. It is very disturbing for me to send glass to the landfill. I love how your friend is making such beautiful pieces from used glass.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What an interesting business your friend has! It's a clever way to recycle.