Cork isn’t just for wine bottles anymore. The naturally harvested durable material culled from tree bark is popping up on everything from aprons to elegant totes. Recycled glass is making a comeback, too, or bud vases fit for a nightstand or dinner table.
Force of Nature
Designed from recycled glass by Studio Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden, the tranSglass Double Vase is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. $59; zincdetails.com.
Stash your iPad or Kindle in this stylish Landmade cork ipad sleeve in straw; the case is made of cork from Spain. $28; bookbinders.com.
Use the Two Tone Cork Apron, made from oak tree bark, in the kitchen or in the artist’s studio. $100; uncommongoods.com.
In a Clutch
New York–based designer Kara Ross created the Prunella Cork Clutch with gold-flecked cork and rock crystal. $650; bergdorfgoodman.com.
Ready to Tumble
The tranSglass Lidded Carafe and Tumblers by Studio Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden, are part of the permanent collection at MoMa in New York City. $50 for carafe; $74 for set of 4 glasses; zincdetails.com
Made from repurposed wine bottles, the Growbottle is equipped with soilless growing mix and seedlings from heirloom mint to organic chive and basil. $8-$35 depending on herbs; uncommongoods.com.
Look runway-ready with the sustainable Zoe Cork Tote designed by New York–based handbag designer Jess Rizzuti. $428; jessrizzuti.com