Sunday, November 1, 2009

Smart Upcycle

I really loved this article from Sustainabrew about a completely appropriate reuse of materials. In 2006 when the Blatz Brewery building was busily being converted into condos they found bunches of Blatz bottles in the basement, and instead of just chucking them, they designed them into the building. I haven't been to see this, but its in Milwaukee, so I'd love to go check it out sometime. The bottles have been crafted into dividers between rooms and window accents which transform them into the most chic beer bottles I think I've ever seen. I love that the bottles were found there, and they found a beautiful way to present them, honoring the past of the building.

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