Designer Karen Johnson specializes in mosaic mirrors. I love glass mosaics, and her pieces are lovely and sophisticated, with an attention to detail that's admirable. But her glass mosaics are not why she's on this blog. She's here because of her School House series of mirrors, like these with rulers,
or pink pencils (note the little bits of glass to bling it out)!
Now Ms. Johnson's angle isn't recycling or green, per say--her work features the repetition of singular objects and a strong understanding of color. Her style could easily be adapted to reclaimed materials.
Images from Mosaic Works. Via Design*Sponge.