MNN’s resident food blogger, Robin Shreeves, recently wrote on the topic of wine corks and how and why wine guzzlers should recycle them. There are numerous uses for the biodegradable little guys -- most notably flooring (check out Globus Cork for further evidence) -- including, you guessed it, home furnishings.

I’ve had my eye on these Jasper Morrison-designed cork stools and tables for a while now. They're lightweight but sturdy making them easy to move around a room. And since they’re rounded and spongy they’re great for kids and adults prone to wine-fueled stumbles and tumbles.

Made it the Netherlands, these objects de cork are a bit on the pricey side but on sale now at DWR

Image via Design Within Reach

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) reports on design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.