Making a clay bottle from dirt you find on the ground is messy fun

In continuing his really awesome hand made series, Andy George of How to Make Everything learns how clay pots and bottles are made from the very beginning (dirt!) to the beautiful end (ceramics). In between, you see him show us every step of the process like digging up the dirt, filtering out the crap in the dirt,… »10/05/15 11:00pm10/05/15 11:00pm

This Flat-Pack Water Bottle Can Squeeze Inside a Laptop Bag

A backpack's got plenty of pouches and pockets for storing a water bottle, but a sleek messenger bag? Good luck fitting a Nalgene in there without an unsightly bulge. You'll either need to go without and keep an eye out for drinking fountains, or toss a few dollars towards these Kickstarted flat-pack water bottles. »8/29/14 3:00pm8/29/14 3:00pm

A Squeezable "Glass" Water Bottle That Won't Collect Tastes or Smells

A plastic water bottle can survive the rigors of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavors that eventually can't be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mold and odors, but one wrong move and suddenly it's a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles »7/30/14 5:52pm7/30/14 5:52pm

Brazil's Soccer Team Has Smart Gatorade Bottles That Track Hydration

Everyone knows you should drink plenty of fluids when playing sports, but hydration actually becomes an exact science when the pride of your nation is at stake during something like the World Cup. That's why at this year's tournament, Brazil's soccer team is using specially-designed Gatorade bottles that track how… »6/26/14 4:00pm6/26/14 4:00pm

Genius guy transforms plastic bottles into super strength plastic rope

Look, I have no idea what I'm going to do with super strength plastic rope either but oh my genius, this recycler's idea of turning plastic bottles into plastic rope is just brilliant. The video is perfect, he shows you the plastic rope, shows you what to do with it and then shows you how to make your own. I'm now… »6/20/14 12:19am6/20/14 12:19am

This 3D-Printed Web of Plastic Caps Turns Water Bottles Into a Vase

If your recycling bin overfloweth with empty plastic water bottles and you're just too lazy to take them to the curb, why not turn them from an eyesore into a lovely centerpiece with this 3D-printed web of bottlecaps? All you need to do is scrounge up twelve similarly sized bottles and you've got yourself a … »10/08/13 6:01pm10/08/13 6:01pm

Hide Your Beer Bottle From the Man With This Clever Water Bottle

Are you tired of being told when and where you can and cannot drink? Taking advantage of the fact that everyone carries around reusable water bottles these days, the BottleCamo blends right in. But instead of filling it with water, you unscrew the bottle, stash a brewskie inside, and don't let any silly laws prevent… »9/13/13 4:40pm9/13/13 4:40pm

How To Cut a Glass Bottle In Two Using Fire and Water

You might not be able to envision a time when you're lathe-less and need to cut a glass bottle in two, but when it does happen, you'll be quite happy you spent three minutes watching 'CrazyRussianHacker' do it with string, alcohol, fire, and water. And even if you don't ever cut your own glass, this hack is still… »8/22/13 3:33pm8/22/13 3:33pm