TAG: Recycled bottles

The Many Faces Of GreenStone

The Many Faces Of GreenStone

Realm of Design is a company based in Nevada that has taken recycling and created a unique and versatile building material from it. Using recycled glass from beverage bottles, which are abundant in their location, they crush up the old containers and turn them into, well, just about anything they want. Their product, called GreenStone, can be made into endless items including flooring, columns, counters, fountains, staircases, gazebos and many other architectural creations. It can be formed to resemble many materials like metals, concrete and wood. Designs can even be done in specific colors using colored crushed glass. It can… read more

Reusing Milk Glass

Reusing Milk Glass

Many antique glasses are usually not recycled and are sometimes kept as collectibles. Milk glass is one type that is valued for its aesthetics and historical worth. Milk glass popped up around the 16th century in Venice, Italy and was popularly made into vases, cups, dishes and other items. During the mid 1800’s, arsenic was added to the manufacturing regimen to give the glass a thick, white cloudy appearance. Many types around this time and after were made with flint glass which contained lead. Tin oxide was also sometimes used in the process, which turned the glass white due to a… read more

Upcycled Maritime Projects

Upcycled Maritime Projects

Whether you live by the ocean or just want to bring the world of water indoors, a piece of nautical inspired décor will liven up a land based space. SerpentSea features recycled designs from Sophie Aschauer. Inspired after a sailing trip, her heavy duty, colorful mats are made from recovered marine ropes. Hand woven from the sturdy sailing rope, 4 different knot types are available, which are named after notorious 17th century pirates. She also crafts key rings from the recovered ropes. These functional pieces are named after mythological Greek sea nymphs who were said to have provided protection to… read more