Daily Dose Pick: Superuse


True to its slogan, “Where Recycling Meets Design,” online community Superuse.org highlights cool projects by designers and artists working with secondhand materials and cast-off objects.

While some efforts are predictably more inspired than others, the sheer variety is captivating — ranging from pocket-sized productions to ambitious architectural feats, and from straight-up useful to simply fun. Turns out plenty of people have big ideas for old shipping containers, shampoo bottles, and airplane fuselages.

Browse the Superuse archives, sign up and submit your own work, follow the Super team on Twitter, buy the book

for your handmade coffee table, and scope out the Dutch firm that’s spearheading the initiative.

Belén Hermosa, Panda chair, made from discarded CDs, Spain

Click the image above to view a slideshow of projects »