Early attempts at recycling—such as using chewing gum to patch leaky coffee pots and converting banana peels into prom corsages—failed abysmally. Get more aesthetic recycled goods with today's Groupon: for $45, you get $200 worth of tiles at XS Studio by Oceanside Glasstile in Carlsbad.
Oceanside Glasstile’s glass and mosaic artisans handcraft tiles from 95% recycled-bottle glass, reusing more than two million pounds of recycled-bottle glass annually. XS Studio carries Oceanside items that have been discounted due to overstock, style discontinuation, or allergies to large currency denominations. Patrons can line backsplashes with the heat- and scratch-resistant Wavelength mosaic cocoa blend tiles ($9.99/1.02 sq. ft. sheet) or the Facets mosaic aqua blend tiles ($17.99/0.96 sq. ft. sheet) to lend color to kitchen walls. Alternatively, cover floors with Avani stone moresco tiles ($7.99/sq. ft.), or surround a sleeping friend with Sinu 4"x6" ceramic leaf tiles ($3.99/piece) to trick them into thinking they’ve awoken in a glossy, motionless forest.