Here is a really interesting idea for traveling with ease. The Traveler’s Closet is a neat way of packing only once for short trips. As someone who hated packing and unpacking whilst having to change hotels sometimes three times daily during tours, I love this idea. I could definitely see a version of this taking off particularly for business flyers. I believe this is at design concept stage for now.
I love the idea of making a simple feature of recycling. If one is to do it at all, do it with panache! Dedicate a corner to it and make it ABC simple to do with neat, stylish, labeled receptacles, (bought or hand made), rather than untidy, half broken crates and heaving cardboard boxes, or various inappropriate bags spilling out their contents as they wait for the weekly empty. These particular bins are from Brabantia.
The sticky-back lettering can be bought, (or made) from any reputable hardware or DIY store. The inside-lid artistry is up to you!