If you're looking to add to your collection of drinking glasses, there's no reason to go out and buy a new set. Especially not if you ever drink beer, wine or liquor. Instead, get your hands on a Kinkajou, a simple. safe, glass bottle cutter from designer Pat Lehoux. The cutter, named for a rainforest mammal with sharp teeth, makes it easy to remove the top half of empty bottles, giving you your very own tumblers, flower vases and pint glasses. (Just make sure to put the removed necks in the recycling.)
Unfortunately, the Kinkajou is not on the market yet; Lehoux has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $75,000 he needs to create a master mold and take advantage of economies of scale. With ten days left to go, the campaign has nearly $38,000 pledged.
So if you want to save money and materials buying new glasses, and would like to reuse your empty wine and beer bottles in a creative way, pledge at least $40 and hope a lot of other people do the same.