Veteran dumpster diver Thomas Dambo hit paydirt at an industrial laundry. Discovering that they discarded scores of detergent bottles, Dambo biked them back to his workshop, cleaned 'em up and hacked them into this:
The Danish artist views trash as a resource, a message he hopes to spread to others via his projects and YouTube channel. This philosophy came to him early: As he explains in the video below, as a child seeking out building materials with no money, he realized that "all of my dreams were in dumpsters just around the corner."
In the following interview conducted by photographer/storyteller Phillip Høpner, we get to see inside Dambo's shop, and learn a bit more about his philosophies:
So many good quotes in there, and the one that'll stick with me as I'm fiddling around in my own shop is "When you do something stupid, you learn something new." (I'll have to resist the temptation to say to myself, after I once again cut a piece an inch too short, "Today I learned I am an idiot.")
Check out more of Dambo's work here.