Tade Rubber Tubs
These rubber tubs from The Conran Shop might not be the prettiest things we've ever seen but they could be the workhorse of your summer. The tubs, made from recycled car and truck tires and based on early Middle Eastern leather designs are incredibly tough and long lasting. Use them to hold beach towels, pack them full of ice and use them as a drinks cooler, use them to tote your barbecue supplies to the cookout or any other of dozens of storage options. The tubs sell for $74 to $135 depending on size.
I love the modern twist on a classic handcrafted form offered by these recycled tire rubber tubs. Better yet, they'll survive if I accidentally let one slip (which is a decent probability). These tubs would be great for my ficus, and I'm happy to use these old tires to make the world a little greener.