Instead of being sent to the junk yard to rot and die, rubber from used tires was given a new life in these odd black bowls.

Created by Dutch industrial designer Debbie Wijskamp, the collection is called "Black Ruby." They're made from recycled rubber powder formed into little pebbles that are glued together with a polyurethane binder to make waterproof and totally weird housewares. And who knows, maybe your next dinner plate was actually once the wheels of your last car. [Inhabitat via LooksFeelsWorks via Design You Can Trust]