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Inner Tube Wallet

Inner Tube Wallet

Each one of Revy’s handmade wallets has a slightly different texture, as they’re made from recycled inner tubes. The rubber used in their construction is gathered from discarded tires which are found littering the roadsides of El Salvador. The flexible black wallets offer six card slots, and a poly-lined compartment for cash.

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

Everyday car tires are made mostly by machine, but the high-end tires used for racing are made by hand. In this clip from Street FX Motorsport TV, they take us inside Michelin Motorsport’s HQ in France for a look at the tire-making process, building up layer by layer of rubber, textiles, steel, and adhesive on spinning drums.

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How Rubber Balls Are Made

How Rubber Balls Are Made

Ever wonder how they make basketballs or other bouncy rubber balls? It’s not as simple as just blowing up a rubber balloon. Science Channel’s How It’s Made visited a ball factory to walk us through the fascinating process, which includes making an inflatable bladder, then wrapping it in nylon thread and a segmented rubber skin.

Carved Tire Art

Carved Tire Art

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye took thick rubber car and truck tires, and carved intricate patterns into their sides and treads, creating stunning works of art from otherwise discarded junk.

Rubber Bookshelves

Rubber Bookshelves

Luke Hart’s simple, yet ingenious bookshelf design automatically adapts itself to the height and weight of books placed on its bright red, rubbery shelves which return to their natural shape when empty.

Oakley Blade II Watch

Oakley Blade II Watch

According to Oakley’s Blade II web page, the timepiece contains Unobtanium, the MacGuffin from Avatar in it. All we see is a spiky black stainless steel and rubber watch with looks that could kill.

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