sustainable design, green design, spring greening 2010, inhabitat green design competition, recycled materials, diy design, repurposed materials, potus vase, housewares

If you recently made the switch to energy-efficient CFL light bulbs, here’s a brilliant way to reuse all of those old incandescents. Designed by Natalia Hojman and Angeles Estrada Vigil, the Potus Pot transforms a burnt-out light bulb into a bud-growing vase. Each beautiful recycled planter comes complete with a simple OSB base and packaging reused from the original light bulb.

+ Minimahuella

10 Responses to “Potus Pot Made From a Recycled Lightbulb”

  1. aboychuk says:

    I think it is the best submission

  2. isle-de-M says:

    this is a great idea. but how would you take care of the mercury inside the bulb?

  3. mancity says:

    This is old news!

  4. arguezoam says:

    Have seen this many times before

  5. Majeral says:

    While this has been done , it is something that everyone can do till they stop making the light bulbs.LOL

  6. Natalia Hojman says:

    we used only standard incandescent light bulb, they haven´t mercury.

  7. Natalia Hojman says:

    we used only standard incandescent bulb, they haven´t mercury.

  8. Pini says:

    That’s not so old news…I think. Look at the collapsible support too. Yo’ve to think about the all process of production and transportation.

  9. Joseph Palmer says:

    well the idea, i think, is to not produce this but to have owners of pre-existing light bulbs make it for themselves. it would be a huge eco-plunder with recycling, processing, shipping and packaging if people were supposed to send their light bulbs in to a place for post production and transportation. that would be a humongous waste of energy and resources.

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