Recycling as Art and Lighting

Before you go tossing that coffee cup or plastic spoon into the garbage or even the recycling bin, why don't you send it along to artist Christian DuCharme? The man's made a name for himself making lights from discarded utensils.

Particularly striking, especially when viewed from a distance, is the "chandelier" made from hundreds of those iconic Anthora coffee cups that have been part of New York culture for more than 50 years.

Equally illuminating is the spoon lamp. Be sure to wash before sending. Dried Greek yogurt dampens the effect. [Colossal]