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Best for Kitchen and Bath

Wine vats become countertops, and old windshields become shower doors. These great products showcase the beauty of reusing and recycling.

| September/October 2009

  • Sarah Cihat rehabilitated dishware dinner plate: $60
    Photo Courtesy Sarah Cihat
  • Sarah Cihat rehabilitated dishware dinner plate: $60
    Photo Courtesy Sarah Cihat
  • Sarah Cihat rehabilitated dishware dinner plate: $60
    Photo Courtesy Sarah Cihat
  • Endurawood reclaimed wine vat countertop: (1½-inch thick, finished, ready to install): $90 per square foot (866) 263-3939
    Photo Courtesy Endurawood
  • Natural Home bamboo salad hands: $7. (800) 340-5846
    Photo By Joe Lavine
  • Second Glass 24-by-64-inch frameless shower door (hardware included): $285 (plus shipping). (503) 750-3878
    Photo Courtesy Second Glass
  • Eleek Zazen oil-rubbed bronze bath lavatory: $1,150. (503) 232-5526
    Photo Courtesy Eleek

Scrappy sinks

Eleek bathroom lavatories, made from hand-rubbed bronze in smooth, organic shapes, look more like art than plumbing. Better yet, they’re made from 90 percent recycled material.

Eleek, known for its eco-friendly light fixtures, moved into making recycled-metal bathroom fixtures to “use as much local scrap as possible,” cofounder Sattie Clark says. In addition to keeping scrap out of the landfill, “it cuts down the carbon miles on our product.”

Eleek offers patinas ranging from urban to rustic. “We offer five different finishes,” Clark says, “and we can oftentimes do a custom color. Plus, all of the nontoxic patinas
are applied by hand.” The sinks may be mounted into a vanity or installed as a vessel.

Eleek Zazen oil-rubbed bronze bath lavatory: $1,150. (503) 232-5526

New life for old plates

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