Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Brick that holds Beer

This pretty much rules. The word is that in 1963, Alfred Heineken created the WOBO (World Bottle) after visiting the Caribbean and seeing the beaches were littered with beer bottles (since they didn’t have any means of sending them back), and the lack of housing materials. The company put the kibosh on the idea after making 100,000 bottles. My brother-in-law and I were considering building Austin’s next mammoth condo out of these. Shiner bock bottle caps for shingles. Our friend Lisa also tipped us off to this house down in Houston. It doesn’t let in that sweet green light like a heinie beer bottle, but I’m not saying we won’t check it out next time we’re in Space City! The full story on the WOBO is here at Inhabitat.

2 comments:

divya said...

wow! this looks pretty amazing.

CK said...

dang! i tried to maybe weasel to your highly cloaked blog somehow, but alas... blogspot held true.

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