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Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 9:47 PM
Yesterday, I reported on hip-hop’s Bionic Man
, Pharrell Williams, and his partnership with Bionic Yarn, a company that produces fiber made from recycled PET bottles for apparel and housewares. Today, it's PET props to Recycline
, a Zurich-based firm that breathes gorgeous second life into these frequently dumped plastic vessels. Recycline’s collection of utilitarian household accessories made from PET bottles -- pencil holders, vases, candlestick holders, and more -- is a fitting example of DIY simplicity doing the aesthetic tango with high design.
Some of the items are so basic in execution and form that it seems any ambitious eco-crafter could create them, but thanks to their European origins (I admit, sometimes foreign = fancy), Recycline products have that certain air -- and corresponding price -- of haute design sexiness and sophistication.
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