Monday, October 09, 2006


I just came across LA-based Padlab, and am really liking their fun new Flexicomb material. Made from melted straws, Padlab partners Dan Gottlieb and Penny Herscovitch have used Flexicomb to create unique lighting and desktop accessories. While the company does not use recycled straws in their products at this point, the partners are focused on sustainability. The idea was impressive enough to be selected as one of the finalists in Metropolis's Next Generation competition at this year's ICFF. And with one light using over 7,000 straws, it certainly seems like a promising re-use when you consider the millions of fast food soft drinks that are sold and then tossed everyday.

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