Mini-Tables Made Out Of Wine Bottles And Scrap Wood From Tati Guimarães.

Empty wine bottle table.This is a project that even a non-DIY’er could complete. Designed by Tati Guimarães of Brazil, the mini-tables are made out of scrap wood and wine bottles. A nice bonus: the tabletops work as serving trays too. [Unconsumption]

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Jubbling Hopes These Vintage Jeans Sandal Boots Are Repurposed From Nearly Discarded Vintage Jeans And Not NEW Vintage Jeans.

Vintage Jeans Sandal Boots from DaniKshoesThese Vintage Jeans Sandal Boots are obviously not for me. They’re stylish and fashionable [?] so they would never find a home on my feet. But are they Jubbling and made from nearly-landfill jeans or are they made from new vintage jeans? We hope it’s the former. [Laughing Squid]]

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Sponsored Article: The WaterBrick Stores Water And Can Be Repurposed As LEGO’ish Building Blocks.

The WaterBrickWhat do Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, musician Wyclef Jean and LEGO founder Ole Kirk Christiansen all have in common? Answer: the WaterBrick. What’s a WaterBrick? Answer: what isn’t the WaterBrick? Wait, that’s another question.

The WaterBrick TableThe WaterBrick (waterbrick.org) is a BPA-free food grade storage container designed to hold 3.5 gallons of water, or food, or anything that needs to be kept dry and safe thanks to the rubber gasket under the lid. It’s stackable to over four feet high and can be held firm with stakes or bungee cords. It’s much easier to carry than large buckets due to the included handle and it can be frozen, palletized and dropped from planes into remote parts of the world and is guaranteed not to break or crack for 15 years. The container, once emptied of its contents, can be repurposed to build transitional or basic housing and when filled with sand or gravel it can absorb NATO rounds better than sandbags. LEGOs – eat your heart out.

The idea for the versatile vessel began in 2003 during a conversation between WaterBrick International founder Wendell Adams and friend Jean-Michel Cousteau. Their casual conversation turned challenge focused on lessening worldwide plastic waste through recycling efforts. The central Florida-based company emerged along with a new way to bring food and water to impoverished parts of the world as well as victims of natural disasters. WaterBricks have been extensively used in Haiti’s earthquake aftermath (hence the Wyclef reference – he wanted to be the Haiti president) with thousands having been already shipped to Port-au-Prince. In fact, the WaterBrick was always about a humanitarian emphasis and less about everyday consumers. It just so happens that a good idea will always find its way across borders and repel labels while changing minds, unlike glow-in-the-dark fishing worms, or those helmets with built-in beer can holders and straws.Repurposing WaterBricks into standalone building.Humanitarian benefits, less waste, repurposing plastic, emergency preparedness and camping – can you say “Jubbling!” in Danish? Buckets are for chumps, but bricks will make you seem smarter than you actually are – just not as smart as Cousteau’s flipper friends.

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Hopefully Resourcefulness Will Be The Next Big Fashion Statement

Use it up, wear it out - make it do!Good article on Boing Boing about resourcefulness and how it has become a lost art. Stuff is just cheaper to replace now so it doesn’t make sense to repair and re-wear. I’m guilty too as I catch myself throwing out possibly useful items (kids partial toys, holey clothing etc.) because it’s easier to toss and forget.

We should all challenge ourselves to repurpose and extend the life of one extra item each month; an article of clothing, a toy, or an electronic device. I do have to get rid of some underwear that are so old, they’re made out of tree bark. But besides chucking the undies (or using them as rags), I’m going try to patch and repair one normally trashed item each month. I already make a daily un-fashion statement so why not expand on it? [Boing Boing]

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