Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Crazy for Corks

Crazy for corks?
Here are some quirky-cool ideas on how to recycle your towering collection of wine and champagne corks...

Home Cheap Home, art from Andy Warhol's cliffside house in Long Island Cork Chalkboard/ Message Board Cork Lamp Flat cork coasters Cork bulletin board Cork placecard holders, as seen on eBay Corks in plants Cork Table, House Beautiful Cork-Filled Lamp (or vase), from Wine Enthusiast Cork Baseboard Cork Art, Modern: Creative Living Spaces Cork under lid handle Cork Chair, by Gabriel Wiese Cork Coaster made with CDs
Corky Roof, The Crafty Wino's Birdhouse
Cork Wall, from Strat'sPlace

29 comments:

Kool Design Aida said...

OMG!!
What a bloody cool post!!! I LOVE yur blog!!! I have bookmarked ya!! I will be back for more Terramia from now on!!! You are the BESTEST find in a long time!!!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Wow.....now that`s being creative with cork! Don`t think I`d like to sit in that chair LOL
The melting fridge is something else!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

tea
xo

Jen said...

I think they also have cork floors? Love that post...very fun, especially the cork car. Now if only I could drink enough wine to make one!

au poussin bleu said...

Your blog is amazing , thank you very much for your lovely comment . Mad about cork, well my mum always put a coin inside the champagne cork. But i don't it could drink all that wine ...........! Just to collect the cork.LOL.

julie said...

oh i have been collecting corks for years - thinking ill come up with an idea what to do with them!!
There are some great ones here!! :)

kstyle said...

Hmm
Guess I should have been keeping all those corks over the years.Chardonay drinker that i am I'm pretty sure i could have made at least a chair by now. great post. k

Jii said...

I thought it was about a time for someone to come up with clever ideas - I was so ready to throw all mine away. Corks, that is, not ideas. Not so sure anymore...
And as a general comment, I really enjoy reading your blog!

J Lee said...

whooowsa - that's a crazy cork post! the cork table actually is pretty cool. i like!

Di Overton said...

How on earth did you get that lot together. Well done, brilliant post.

DeeDee said...

I love that car! And that chair! And putting cork in plants! And that Warhol Pop art! This is a Wow Factor post!!

Kendra said...

The baseboard is a smart idea. Might look good in my cellar!

elleabelle said...

Thanks for your comments on my posts...care to exchange links? I love your site!!

michelle said...

Wow, cudos on the coolest cork finds I have ever seen. I like the lamp, and the wall hanging.

sulu-design said...

This is too serendipitous! After opening a bottle of wine last night, I stood holding the cork, trying to brainstorm ways that I could reuse it. What a perfect post!

Linda Merrill said...

great collection of photos!

Anonymous said...

you have an innate ability to find the coolest stuff! i thoroughly enjoy your blog!!

Kim Carney said...

those are fabulous ideas!

Anonymous said...

I should email you a photo of the cork backboard I made for my dartboard.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most amazing posts i have ever come across!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!! ....have been lookig for something different from the wall hangings I've made with my corks...still have boxes of them and I know now some of the ideas I will be following. Thanks!!!
mj

Jennifer Ramos said...

nice post on the CORKS, impressive. I used to collect corks awhile back....but i never had that many!

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dianeinjapan said...

Thanks so much for all the great ideas! I have a container that I've been filling up with corks for a while...I've been thinking of a corkboard or a trivet, but now I have some more options to consider!

Yakima_Gulag said...

Came here due to a post over at BoingBoing,Fantastimundo!

Never teh Bride said...

Wow! Finally, something to do with all these corks. Besides the corks we "earn" ourselves, everyone in our family gives us corks. We have drawfuls and bagfuls and potfuls...

Thomtiger said...

Cool ideas! Do you know where I can find a wine bar like the one in the picture? Thanks.

Spinning Girl said...

Wow, these are fantastic; I am so doing that baseboard!!!

Fazendo Arte said...

Everything is wonderful!
Greats ideas!

DaeSlepr said...

Great ideas...but has anyone read 'Cork Boat' - 165,321 corks =1 boat. John Pollack built it from collected & donated corks & sailed down the Douro River in Portugal...now THAT'S a project.

Anonymous said...

oohlala! Just found this post while looking for examples of walls done with corks. Have been schlepping around an extensive cork collection for years and am now suitably inspired to proceed with creating something.

Thanks!