This eco-friendly ottoman by designer Karin Wittmann is made from 100% industrial left over flip flops. The material for Miss Rio was used as is with no further manufacturing before it was put to use in this colorful piece of furniture. Hailing from Brazil, the Miss Rio is manufactured by social organizations that provide work for otherwise unemployed craftspeople from the local community.” Durable enough for the outdoors this oversize Koosh Ball is a great example of upcycled waste. Now if we could figure out a way to use toxic sewage in such a fun way.
2 by Doug Gunzelmann on July 1, 2008
About the Author:
Doug is in perpetual motion and a self-proclaimed adventure junkie, that has had a longtime love affair with the great outdoors.
“I love being a part of the active world. The stuff that blows my hair back is adventure (all shapes and sizes), photography, mountaineering, Muay Thai, and seeing natural beauty in all its forms. The living earth is the framework on which I build my life and free time. My ideal trip would be BASE jumping at Sotano de Las Golandrinas in Mexico (closest I could come to skydiving through the jungle!). I work towards keeping it real, green, and healthy. ”
Doug is the co-founder of LiveOAK, although he says he didn’t know what a blog was until a couple months after he started.
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