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Nicole Dextras, Weedrobes

Made with fruits, weeds, flowers and leaves, ‘Weedrobes’ is the delightful series of meticulously detailed, perishable gowns, coats and suits by Canadian environmental artist Nicole Dextras. Striking a careful balance between style and commentary, the message behind Weedrobes’ is aimed squarely at the not-always-so-sustainable practices of the fashion industry…After constructing her pieces, Dextras photographs each Weedrobe with a model and they are sent out to “engage the public” by interacting with passerby. Afterwards, each garment is left to be ‘reclaimed’ and to decompose naturally…Ultimately, the point of these ephemeral robes is to get people to see past the glamorous exterior and at the larger life cycles behind the fashion industry. (via

We love how Hiroshi Fuji encourages environmentalism by recycling 50,000 toys in this colorful installation piece. 

Fuji is a well-known installation artist and social activist born in Kagoshima City and working all around the globe. He produces large-scale installations, performances and events with a focus on the community and the use of discarded materials. For his latest show, recycled toys were collected from about 1,000 locations – shops, parks, museums, private homes and community centers all over Japan – to be reused in creative activities like public workshops or art installations.

This brilliant installation brings up childhood memories exposing visitors to random old stuff. From Mickey Mouse to Doraemon, colorful plastic toys become giant monsters or landscapes thanks to Fuji’s creative eye. A project based on education, entertainment and cooperation activities between kids and grown-ups, this magical toy landscape is in fact a big statement on trash and its huge creative potential. (via)