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7 Intoxicating Green Booze Design Stories for St. Patrick’s Day
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On March 17, 2011 @ 6:59 pm In clean tech,Recycled Materials,Renewable Energy | No Comments
James Gilpin has a bit of a different interpretation of the adage “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Gilpin, who has Type 1 Diabetes got to thinking about elderly patients with diabetes, like his grandmother, who secrete tons of unprocessed medicine and sugar in their urine and had a cool – albeit a little gross – breakthrough. His Gilpin Family Whisky project  is a high end line of single malt whiskey made from the sugar-laden urine of people with diabetes – Pissky! We’ll drink to that!
Have your brick and drink it too? Famed beer brewer Alfred Heineken and Dutch architect John Habraken came out with their Heineken WOBO  (world bottle) brick all the way back in 1963, but the principle behind it still rings true today. As you probably already guessed, the idea behind the boozy brick was that thirsty people could drink their fix of beer from the WOBO and reuse it to build structures. Cheers to that.
It must have taken a lot of frat parties to empty out the 33,000 yellow beer crates that architects SHSH stacked atop one another to create this intoxicating pavilion . Using the crates like giant legos, the design features interesting architectural touches like columns, arches and even domes inside.
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URLs in this post:
 St. Paddy's Day: http://inhabitat.com/happy-saint-patricks-day/
 his own pee into whisky : http://inhabitat.com/gilpin-family-whisky-is-recycled-from-diabetics-urine/
 machine that turns beer brewery waste into power: http://inhabitat.com/purposeenergys-eric-fitch-turns-beer-brewery-waste-into-clean-burning-bio-fuel
 HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick: http://inhabitat.com/heineken-wobo-the-brick-that-holds-beer/
 Intoxicating Pavilion Made of 33,000 Yellow Beer Crates: http://inhabitat.com/intoxicating-pavilion-made-of-33000-yellow-beer-crates/
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