I see a lot of cork related items and most of them are very designy  but the simplicity of this genius. The cork creates a non slip pad for your dishes and adds nice rustic element to your kitchen. I wish I had come up with this idea first.

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Industrial designer and RISD alumni, Joseph Guerra has created a great looking flashlight created on a CNC machine. This flashlight totally reinterprets form and function and pays homage to the Lytro camera.

Joseph Guerra, a designing student, has crafted an incredible flashlight using CNC-cut cork. The design student of the renowned Rhode Island School of Design has made this flashlight as a great eco-friendly art. The torch provides bright light with its LED lamp. The designer has cut away the top of the cuboid form factor for the handle, which also carries the round on/off switch.

This CNC-cut cork flashlight will help you get out and walk in night. Glowing light from the torch will show you the path ahead. According to Guerra, it is quite easy to produce the flashlight. The materials required for the flashlight are easily accessible and the process is straightforward. Besides the CNC-cut cork, an LED lamp, a set of batteries, a power switch and other materials form the flashlight.
The flashlight from Joseph Guerra disassembles into two halves. Inside the torch, you can see its electronics parts, which include three batteries, LED lamp and a control button. The electronic parts are perfectly fit into CNC-milled cavities of the flashlight. The designer has made use of standard electronic components to develop this torch. The cutting process of the CNC cork has been done using computer-controlled systems. And so, the entire process needs less effort, says the designer.
Joseph Guerra, from Atlanta, GA, has been seeking an outlet for his creative energy with a variety of designs. Joining the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, he currently works hard to sharpen his creativity in designing. The website of the industrial designer lists many of this flagship creative works such as Fragment Bench, Based Stool, Hex Table, Void Box, Void Cabinet, Intersection Table and much more.

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I would hardly call my self a “Goody Two Shoes” but I am definitely not a cigar smoker, so I am guessing you put them in vertically. Not sure on this one. I thought it was a ice bucket. Buy it Etsy and let me know what you do with it. Click Here

This vintage cork planter is from the 70’s and I have never seen one that is so, ah…. rustic. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I may be weird but I think this is VERY cool. $20.00 at Etsy. Click Here.


Have a To Do List that is time sensitive? Well thumbtack your list on this vintage cork board/clock and make sure you get your list done in a timely manner. Purchase this item on Etsy.

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When I’m not working for APC Cork, I come home and sit in my cork throne and watch DIY tv – John

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For all you DIYers, here is a simple project to create a graphic looking cork board that requires four 12 x 12 cork underlayment and a roll of Japanese washi tape (high quality masking tape made of rice paper). Simple to make and it looks VERY COOL.

Hi, I’m Jenn Kirk from the blog Ambrosia Creative. I’m a graphic designer, crafter, and mother to two boys and a new baby girl and this is a simple DIY project that I just love.  With just a few supplies, you can easily create a graphic-patterned corkboard for your workspace in just 20 minutes or less.

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