We all have our preferred beverages (in my fridge at the moment: organic skim milk, Diet Coke, OJ, boxed red wine, and a can of pear cider from IKEA) and are partial to a certain way of consuming them (old Bonne Maman jam jars and straight outta the container for me). We’ve also collectively clinked -- and broke -- a fair share of glasses over the past few weeks with the holidays and all. If you’re looking to do more glass clinking -- hopefully not breaking -- in ’09, check out the line of recycled glass tumblers at one of my favorite spots for recycled home goods, ELSEWARES.


The made-in-Wisconsin green glasses ($34 for a set of 4) are crafted from recycled glass bottles, namely Boylan soda and beer from Corona, Sol, and Rolling Rock. Pretty nifty, especially since with these sustainable sippers there's no shame in having a kitchen littered with empty beer bottles. And while you're at it, why not pick up a set of recycled felt coasters from designer Josh Jakus or a snack bowl made from a vintage vinyl LP? Those Super Bowl parties will be starting before you know it...




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

Let your recycled cup runneth over
A stylish green vessel for whatever liquid (or libation) you’re sippin’.