An Artist’s Inspired Outdoor Hacks You Can DIY

Over the last three years, an anonymous artist has wandered around the streets of New York City finding random pieces of urban infrastructure, from trash to fire hydrants to street lights and parking signs, and turning them into something useful. The 23 “interventions” are inspiring because they are great examples of innovative thinking about everyday objects, and are DOABLE. They are part of a project called Rotton Apple  whose mission statement consists of an quote from Victor Papanek:

Design, if it is to be ecologically responsible and socially responsive, must be revolutionary and radical in the truest sense. It must dedicate itself to... maximum diversity with minimum inventory… or doing the most with the least.Victor Papanek


Our favorite creation, the Urban Hammock, above, is made of garbage bags and braided plastic bags (we never thought to braid them!). Other “interventions” include Bike Rack Tabletops that fill a real need. You can put down your latte or  whatever you’re carrying while you unlock your bik…e

….as does Power Plant

…which allows you to charge your cell phone where-ever you are…

Read more at Fast Company and check out all 23 of Rotton Apple’s  “interventions” here.

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