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Broken iPhones turned into useful artwork

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Broken iPhones turned into useful artwork

If you are butter-fingered and own an iPhone, there is quite a high possibility that some day you will be left stunned like a deer in the headlights as you witness your beloved Apple device flying towards the floor. If that's the case and your smartphone breaks apart, you will have several options to consider – either fix it, recycle or replace it at a local Apple repair store. No matter which one of the three options you choose, there is a slight chance that some of its broken and otherwise unusable parts will be used to create useful artwork as part of a new Kickstarter project, called 'Twice Used'.

Twice Used is a campaign that brings life to otherwise unusable and broken iPhone fragments and turns them into usable art, jewellery and furniture. Chris Koerner, the person behind Twice Used, and his team got the inspiration for this project while working at an Apple repair store. Being environmentally conscious, they decided to make a difference and utilize some of the iPhone glass screens and home buttons that were simply thrown away as garbage and harmed the environment. Chris and his team now buy unusable iPhone parts from Apple repair stores and refurbish these phone fragments into artsy, completely usable items such as wall clocks, picture frames, bracelets, earrings and even coffee tables.

The iPhone parts Mr. Kroener and his team use come from all over the world, so there is a slight chance that your broken phone might become someone else's wall decoration. The Twice Used team currently have around 20,000 broken iPhone screens, but they will need a lot more, because just the coffee table requires about 100 screens. You can contribute to the project either by buying one of the handmade iPhone-themed items, or simply back Twice Used by donating money at their Kickstarter page. So far, they've accumulated $2,367 and they will need at least $10,000 by December 18 in order to get their project funded.

If you are interested in obtaining an iPhone coffee table or simply want to help Chris and his peeps, visit the source link at the bottom of the article.

source: Twice Used via Mashable

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posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:38 14

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Well this was stupid.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 10:17 9

7. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

I think it all looks stupid except the Clock. The clock looks pretty nice IMO

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 17:21

14. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

that clock looks so cool, better than when its parts
worked the way they were intended to

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 11:00

8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

"i" disagree with you, it's not stupid. It is, however, like most Modern Art, tacky and déclassé!

Notwithstanding, what was utterly stupid was the time wasted putting that monstrous piece together; and, YES, "i" mean the news article (if you can call it that).

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 12:27 2

11. Kal-el (Posts: 96; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

bETTER PRAY that apple doesn't patent recycling

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:42 2

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Recycle it instead.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:43 2

3. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)

10 grand? Even a gradeschooler could do that.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:44 3

4. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Other than the button bracelet and the clock, they look pretty stupid.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:47

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Have to be a HUGE iShe*p to like that...

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:52 1

6. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)

well... at least it's recycling.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 11:03 1

9. dil2abu (Posts: 315; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

Clock looks great.. Nice idea behind it..

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 11:26

10. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

By December 18 they'd have met their target, this is actually a good way to recycle broken glass

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 12:47 1

12. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

the clock is the only thing that looks great. they should make one out of a Samsung Galaxy device... oh wait that would be like using trash.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 16:27

13. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

New or broken this is a better use for them.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 23:04

15. GeekMovement (unregistered)

That's a lot of broken iPhones.. and I have to honestly admit all of them were ugly imo.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 23:26

16. skyline88 (Posts: 610; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

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