Dec 21, 2009 9:51 AM
The trend of artists using discarded wrappers and packaging to create useful items like bowls and plates is nothing new, but our only gripe is that they often look like recycled trash. Sleek and metallic, like mini UFOs, these Potato Chip Coasters ($24 for set of 6 + a carrier) are crafted from the silver interiors of chip bags. Made by Vietnamese and Nepalese artisans for the SPIRAL Foundation, which donates proceeds back to the artists' communities to finance humanitarian products, they're cool enough and eco-friendly enough for even the most discerning of hipsters.
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