One man's trash: Rip it up and start again with these recycled wonders

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1. Telephone-wire basket

Lemonlu London, £12.95 small, £37.95 large. These multicoloured baskets are hand-woven by Zulu tribespeople. 0845 060 8899,

2. Heinz Beanz can light

Fuse, £80. These boldly branded, retro-flavoured pendant lights are a canny idea.

3. Hampton photo frame

Red Candy, £125. Give your snaps some seaside soul with this frame made of wood from old beach-huts. 0121 449 6123,

4. Tyre placemats

Conran Shop, £9.95 for set of four. Recycled rubber settings to give you some dinner-party traction. 0844 848 4000,

5. Ruling the Roost lampshade

Rory Dobner Roost Living, £320. Fashioned from vintage rulers, a chic evocation of schooldays gone by. 020 7485 3455,

6. Max bath-tub sofa

Greener Abode, £1,990. Wear your style Golightly with this eccentric chaise inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany's.