TAG: Beer

Building with Bottles

Building with Bottles

In the 1960s, Heineken beer introduced a new bottle design that would allow the neck of one bottle to interlock with the bottom of another, making use of a recessed cavity at the bottom. This clever design enabled the bottle to be recycled and converted into a brick. The bottle became known as the WOBO, short for “The World Bottle”. The idea came from Alfred Heineken himself, and was a response to the shock of seeing the litter created by his own products, as during a vacation on the island of Curaçao, empty Heineken bottles washed ashore. To enable the… read more

Awesome Infographic: Your Brain on Beer vs Coffee

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Coffee lover Ryoko Iwata created this awesome infographic comparing the effects of beer and coffee on brain function. Discover how you are best to use these two drugs for optimal mental and creative performance.

Beautiful Bottled Design

Beautiful Bottled Design

Endless interesting things can be made with recycled glass bottles. They are the perfect material for craft projects as well as upscale designs. However, one extensively gorgeous project is hard to surpass. “Project” may not be the correct term, however. Named Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew, although the local given name is The Million Bottle Temple, it is a breathtakingly delicate workhorse of a structure. Located in Thailand in the Sisaket province in Khun Han, this Buddhist temple is a modern take on recycled design. The building was started in 1984 and is made of more than 1 million glass bottles,… read more