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05.26.2007

Advanced Cork Craft

cork_chair.jpgWhile I'm not out to be serious about wine, I generally try to avoid the frivolous side of wine. There's a lot of junk out there and I consider it part of my job to filter out the crap from the interesting bits to show you. But occasionally I need to go slumming like the best of them, especially when I come across little gems.

So in a moment of simply, "wow, who would have thought about that," I present to you the work of those who might be considered to have too much time on their hands, but whom I will simply refer to as the Cork Masters: those who have too many corks on their hands.

For those who consume a lot of wine, there's always this question of what to do with the corks. There's something always nagging at my mind, anyway, about whether I could do something more.....productive than just throw them away. But that nagging notion never translates into anything for me. I haven't even bothered to take a single champagne cork and do something interesting with it.

But for others, that is clearly not the case. Lamps, corkboards, trivets, coasters, and yes, lounge chairs, among other things all appear to be viable outlets for wine corks.

Feast your eyes on the splendor.

Comments (5)

Arthur wrote:
05.28.07 at 10:06 PM

So THAT'S what Irene is having me save ALL those corks for....

Like it or not, it's pretty creative stuff.

I even saw a tuxedo and top hat made of cork in one of the news feeds recently.

Jack wrote:
05.29.07 at 12:53 PM

I can't decide if that hurts my eyes or not.

Melanie wrote:
05.29.07 at 12:54 PM

Some of those are tacky, but others are quite inventive!

abby wrote:
06.07.07 at 4:46 PM

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12.15.09 at 8:22 AM

Those are great ideas. I created a large cork board, but I still have more corks to use!

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