This artist does amazing stuff with your everyday recycled PET plastic bottles

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Friday 10 April 2015

What were you doing in 2004? For Czech artist Veronika Richterová, born in 1964, the year represented a turning point in her artistic foray when she devoted herself to creating individualistic art pieces with the easily accessible PET bottles.

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This Russian built a house from 12,000 champagne bottles in memory of his deceased son

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Thursday 9 April 2015

Many love the taste that champagne offers but the bottle that contains it? They would become 52-year-old Russian Hamidullah Ilchibaev most prized possessions. In fact, he cherished them so much he hoarded 12,000 emptied bottles and built a house with them.

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These fun, quirky animal lamps make good use of old, recycled bottles

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 25 October 2014

I’m always eagerly anticipating what’s next in Nishi Chauhan’s ‘Animal Farm’ series of lovable animal lamps that feature traditional craft revival and recycled objects. Well, look who’s knocking at the door? Called ‘Dunk,’ these new animal farm design of lamps taps into India’s exacting craftsmanship by adopting the wood lac-turnery craft of Channapatna in Karnataka, […]

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Man blows up water bottles until they explode because he can

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Video on Friday 8 August 2014

Brian Jackson, a resident of Muskogee, Oklahoma is an 11 time Guinness World Record holder who holds the record for blowing up three hot water bottles in just over a minute until they burst. This ultra dangerous stunt can lead to serous injury and even death as air from the hot water bottle can be […]

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Beautiful textile lamps made from PET bottles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 28 January 2014

We’ve seen lamps made of PET bottles, just not like these. Madrid-based product designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón was moved by how deeply entrenched the problem of plastic waste polluting the Colombian Amazon was when he was involved in a 2011 project led by psychologist and activist Hélène Le Drogou. In 2012, he returned to […]

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A Tiny World In A Tiny Bottle: art in bottle by Akinobu Izumi

Cheyenne Tulsa Contributor

By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Monday 22 October 2012

Tokyo-based architectural model designer, Akinobu Izumi, wanted to do something creative in between her building projects. Using her skills and tools, she started making intricate and beautifully crafted miniature sculptures within tiny tiny glass bottles. Izumi starts by drawing what she wants in each bottle. She then draws the cutting directions using a computer program for her guided paper cutting machine to make a few test cuts. After many adjustments, a precision cut can be made over and over again. Assembling each item in the tiny bottle, using special glue and tweezers, is a painstaking process. Depending on the complexity of the design, it can take as long as a few days.

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Bolle Bottles by Tapio Wirkkala

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By Anastasia Gerali in New Design on Wednesday 24 November 2010

This timeless series of bottles, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1968, employs the ‘Incalmo’ technique, wherein two different types of glass, worked separately, are fused together to obtain, within a single object, separate areas differentiated by colors.

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Jarritos bottle

Zac Editor

By Zac in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 3 July 2010

Mexican soft drink brand Jarritos has been added to the menu at all Mad Mex locations in Australia. The drinks taste real nice, but we like most the colours and classic bottling even more.

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