Through the years faithful patrons of Torstensson’s designs have been companies trying to be green as well as spread holiday cheer to their clients, so this year he has a (.pdf) holiday suggestion catalog of hand-blown recycled-glass bowls, recycled-aluminum candle holders, and the glögg glasses pictured after the jump. And what’s glögg, anyway? It is the hot mulled wine with almonds and raisins that most drinking-age Swedes sample at least once during the holidays.
And for those cold nights anywhere, warm some organic red wine with raw sugar (about 1 Tbl. sugar to each cup wine), add a dried star anise, a sprinkling of dried orange peel, a few cloves and cardamom pods and a cinnamon stick. Let it simmer awhile, then pour the warmed wine into glasses over raisins and peeled almonds. Voila! Swedish sangria.
Torstensson got runner-up in the 2007 Swedish Recycling Awards for, among other designs, his recycled-glass trophy designs. His trophies look like great doorstops – wonder if his runner-up award will be anywhere near as good or as earth-friendly?
::Recyclingnet.se (in Swedish)