Furoshiki

Furoshiki might be the answer if you’re getting weary of what seems like an unsustainable number of reusable tote bags (check back later today for a survey on that topic). The video above shows how to use a simple square piece of cloth to wrap two wine bottles. You end up with a functional tote.

We also found a beautiful diagram of the many ways you can use furoshiki to wrap bottles, boxes, books, and even watermelon.

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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

We found this image, originally in PDF format, at the website of the Ministry of the Environment of the government of Japan. (There’s a GIF version at Flickr.) We’re thinking the diagram has decor potential as well. Some enterprising soul: print the above diagram on a square piece of cloth! Make a mint!

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