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PRODUCT STORY
Sandy says: The Blazing Hangover Lantern is a flat-pack, self assemble candle lantern designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Using simple cutting techniques to recycle the bottle. The Blazing Hangover Lantern celebrates the past lives of its components in this playful and environmentally-conscious product. Supplied as a compact kit set with a range of different bottle options, Blazing Hangover's parts are easily popped out and slotted together to form the lantern and locks the product together with two rubber O-rings.

As an Industrial Design grad student, this design has been a long-time tinker project for me, evolving through several iterations over the last couple of years. The Blazing Hangover lantern is the result of my passion for design, love of making light-hearted products, and a convenient excuse for a beer or two in the name of product development.
MATERIALS
Recycled beer bottles, US half dollar coin, repurposed rubber O-rings, poplar plywood, tea light candle
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Sandy Pawson
SUBMITTED BY
Upcycling Design Challenge
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Cassie, UncommonGoods

October 16, 2013 01:12:43 PM

Sandy's design is a "Blazing Hangover" you won't want to avoid! We love the clever incorporation of reclaimed drink packaging. What do you think?

Ann
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October 16, 2013 06:32:06 PM

What a fun idea!

John
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October 17, 2013 12:00:25 AM

My hazy drinking memories from the Bay may now continue and will forever blaze all night long.

Julia
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October 17, 2013 02:46:24 AM

Brilliant, Sandy!

Amy Montgomery
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October 18, 2013 11:49:33 AM

Smart Design

Karen Cheng
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October 18, 2013 03:59:11 PM

Great idea, Sandy! It would be nice to see this done with non-beer cans as well! (i.e., Pelligrino, etc.)

Arlotta
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October 18, 2013 11:26:48 PM

This is a very innovative design.

Terri
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October 19, 2013 08:11:41 AM

I would've liked to see a better picture of it in use.what does it hang from ?

Sandy
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October 19, 2013 09:20:20 PM

Hi Terri, thanks for the question! It is hard to see the hanging details in this image I have other images with more details but uncommon goods is running this contest with just one image. The lanterns are very stable on the frame sitting on their base, there is also a hook on the top of the lantern which allows them to be hooked over a cord or string (or through the hanging loop in the top of a tent). What you can't see in this image is that there is two small holes in the braces on the side of the frame which a loop of cord can be passed through to hang the lantern from other objects. Now that I have realised what you can't see in this image, to clarify the half-dollar coin is sandwiched in the top of the lantern just below the hook and O-ring that hold the top together. This displays the coin and shields the wooden frame or anything you're hanging the lantern on from the direct heat of the candle frame. Thanks again for your question, Sandy

Laura
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October 20, 2013 12:10:53 AM

It's a cool idea but I just don't have beer-bottle style. There so many cool bottles out there, although perhaps they are not upcyclable But there are some beautiful high end tequila and other liquor bottles as well as mineral water bottles.

Sandy
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October 20, 2013 12:52:08 AM

Thanks for the feedback. It's true there are alternative bottles that could be used with this idea the problem is getting consistent bottle diameter sizes, and getting a consistent supply. I admit it would be great to work with some of the nice mineral water, soda, or high end spirit bottles but it is the consistency of the sizing of beer bottles, even across brands, (and the number available to be recycled) that sent the design in that direction. If there was a steady supply of nice glass mineral bottles I'm sure the design could be successfully adapted some of those bottles are beautiful, and have the enamel labels that look so good. Thanks again for your comments.

Allison
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October 20, 2013 01:49:13 AM

Yeah, I know I'm in the competition also, but really, we're in an upcycling 'design' challenge, not an upcycled 'product' challenge and so I have to put in a thumbs up for this item. These people considered all the components and made something new.

mersea
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October 20, 2013 02:47:46 AM

Yay! Let's advertise for the alcohol industry!! moar death please?!?! Honestly, get rid of the logos, then you got something... green and clear... christmassy?

Sandy
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October 20, 2013 07:13:06 PM

Alison, Thanks for the support. I like this competition it's great to have a design competition around innovative ways to reuse and reframe our waste stream. I'm also aware that some people will be in to my lanterns but not everyone out there will want one and thats fine with me too, thats how a free market works. At the end of the day it's great to see the support for my idea, and see that it resonates with people other than myself. Thanks for taking the time to comment, and of course for the vote! Good luck with your entry too.

Abbie
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October 20, 2013 08:16:44 PM

Wow this is a great and unique way to recycle something which is commonly waste.Great work Sandy, best of luck for the comp

Abbie
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October 20, 2013 08:16:45 PM

Wow this is a great and unique way to recycle something which is commonly waste. Great work Sandy, best of luck for the comp

Chip
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October 21, 2013 12:52:44 AM

Sandy, great project for recycling materials for good! I think it would be interesting to see other cans such as soda cans as well to be used in the lantern :)

Maureen
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October 21, 2013 02:26:38 PM

Interesting idea and design.

Ariel
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October 21, 2013 04:38:35 PM

It is interesting; however, not sure how to use it. The candle is deep inside the bottle, and I don't think it will be easy or safe when you need to change the candles inside! Just not practical enough for me.

Sandy
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October 21, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Hi Ariel, Thanks for the comment. I had another photo which showed how this works but the contest only allows for one actually it is very easy to light and replace the candle because once the lid is clipped off the whole bottle cylinder can be lifted off allowing for easy access to replace or light the candle before putting the cylinder back in place. And blowing the candle out is even easier you can blow it out with a deliberate puff down into the body of the lantern without taking anything apart (and exposing anything that might be hot or the liquid wax). Thanks, Sandy

Sandy
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October 21, 2013 05:44:01 PM

Hi Ariel,Thanks for the comment. I had another photo which showed how this works but the contest only allows for one — actually it is very easy to light and replace the candle because once the lid is clipped off the whole bottle cylinder can be lifted off allowing for easy access to replace or light the candle before putting the cylinder back in place. And blowing the candle out is even easier — you can blow it out with a deliberate puff down into the body of the lantern without taking anything apart (and exposing anything that might be hot or the liquid wax).Thanks,Sandy

Sandy
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October 21, 2013 05:45:08 PM

Just to clarify the bottle has the neck and bottom chopped off so it is a hollow cylinder.

Ariel
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October 21, 2013 10:29:21 PM

Thanks for explaining.

bradley t
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October 21, 2013 11:40:41 PM

Nice work Sandy! I've seen these things in real life and they are rad. I also do not drink, but nothing is stopping me from using a ginger or soda bottle.

ki
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October 22, 2013 05:47:41 AM

I want something "unique" rather than having a same Lantern as other people, that does not call "uncommongoods"

Luke Springer
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October 22, 2013 05:47:43 PM

Excellent!

Susan

October 27, 2013 01:26:42 PM

I love these and recycling as art is a winner.

Victoria

October 27, 2013 03:25:59 PM

this is very cool! should do something like this but with beer bottles also!

Debbie

October 27, 2013 08:28:50 PM

WOW these are awesome! I Love them I hope they are not to pricey. Hope they come in like a package deal or separate if wanted.

Debbie

October 27, 2013 08:47:25 PM

What do they hang from? and what do you use to hang them?

Debbie

November 05, 2013 05:39:52 PM

What do these hang from? I am still out on this one

thanks for commenting

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