I've always been fascinated with reusing bottles as dividers, walls or lamps because they can create such a luminous glow AND because they are just a great, cheap tactile material. Lately, I've been noticing a lot of lovely wall uses and a post that Regina wrote for our new guy mini-site that highlighted beer bottle walls was a huge hit. So, for today, I gathered up her post, a few others and my collected pics of walls that I've seen recently. Enjoy!
>> AVEC Restaurant in Chicago: I LOVE this place. The interior is woody with this tall green glass bottle wall at the back (I do believe that the lights behind it have become fewer over the years).
>> City Winery in NYC: This great new bar and music spot on the side of SoHo features this low tech bottle wall in their downstairs. Not sure that having them standing up is as pretty as when they are on their side and denser.
>> Inspiration: Beer Bottle Partitions: Architecture firm, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, found unopened beer bottles in the basement of the brewery and turned them into 9’-6” wide by 9’-0” tall partitions.
>> 99 Bottles of Beer Post: These are five stylish beer bottle reuse projects you can implement at home as well a few other inspired glass uses
>> Look!: A Rainbow Bottle Wall: "This wall is the reason we first visited Nick's Uptown." via Chicago
>> Building With Beer: New Image, Old Idea: Images of the new Heineken City interior and what Alfred Heineken and architect John Habraken tried to do in 1963...