Look what we upcycled. Do you like it?

Starbucks bottle upcycled

A new look to the used cold coffee bottles, and a new job for it.

We like to re-create and we like to re-design. What most people would throw away, we give it another life (well, we do try). Instead of those empty glass bottles reaching the garbage landfill straight away, once we’re done with our delicious cold coffee, we extend their life further by giving it another job to do. Of course mother Earth’s job reduces just a little bit in the process, which we feel good about. Weekend art activity you may call it, or probably our contribution which we do very joyfully indeed! 🙂

Upcycled what in China?

upcycling-wooden-chopstick-stool

Steamer trays and wooden chopsticks are some of the most ubiquitous trash objects in China – and are thus the perfect to upcycle into something useful and durable at the ends of their short and eventual first lives, like this simple (but also functional and comfortable) wood stool design by B.A.S.E.

This hybrid upcycled object is more crafty and comfortable that it initially appears. The stacked steamer trays are light-weight but also critically hollow for a flexible foam insert which can be added in the middle. This padding combined with the free-to-move chopsticks sitting on top make it comfortable to sit on. We simply love this fantastic idea!