Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flip-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks

Months ago (almost a year now), I started collecting chopsticks, don't ask me why, I look at them and think I might do something later with them. Going to Chance Bistro or Em Thai Restaurant on Smith Street for lunch,  I will leave with a bunch of used chopsticks. The waitress at Chance will ask me why am I collecting them and my answer will always be don't know yet but when I do I will let you know. By the way the food at both locations are great. Check them out if you are in Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens area.

I came across this article in ecouterre, could not believe it but find the idea super brilliant!
Palmer created a pair of surf-and-sand-ready flip-flops from completely recycled materials (we think; more on that later). Composed of chopsticks salvaged from a dumpster behind a Japanese restaurant, cork from an old bulletin board, and leather straps from a discarded bag...

Stay tuned for more great and beautiful ideas !!!
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