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We're noticing the little things this week at Re-Nest, like this clever and beautiful fence that reuses scraps of metal. We like ideas that make use of scraps and odds and ends that would otherwise go to waste—or just sit around and get in the way. That's why we like these cork and felt DIY coasters, and the simple twist on an ordinary shoebox that makes it more attractive when reused.

In other news, we've done a little digging into that new Microsoft ad that boasts "I'm A PC... and I design green buildings," and we try to figure out which is better: BPA-free plastic or glass food containers. Links after the jump.

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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
 
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

Are you willing to use BPA free plastic? Or do you stick with heavier glass containers?



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We love this simple DIY project from Design Sponge... they're a quick afternoon or evening project.



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We liked the box almost as much as these shoes... a simple twist made it much more attractive to reuse.



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And what's with this crazy-haired guy? And that building? Steph does a bit of digging to find out...