Looking for another inspired reuse for all of those egg-cartons left empty after Easter? New York designer Fanny Chen‘s “Chesta Egg Carton Vase” gives them a creative second life. The cartons that make up the vase are broken into sheets of intersecting polygons. Pieces of symmetrically-arranged carton are connected with hand stitches, and a coat of varnish makes the vase extra-tough. Chen says that her project is inspired by the overlooked beauty in everyday objects as well as a desire to highlight our environmental problems. We think that she has succeeded in turning trash into industrial-chic treasure – if you agree, be sure to vote for her project in our Spring Greening Contest!