It's always the simplest ideas that make the coolest designs. These Stallinga designed salt and pepper shakers are made from real mouth/earpieces from actual phones. (Hopefully cleaned up and not the disgusting ones from my day job office). Talk yourself up over dinner- Only 22 dollars US plus shipping.
Implications - In North America, a growing interest in environmentalism and the concurrent rise of the DIY movement have combined to create an optimal opportunity for eco artists and "green" product designers. As consumers increasingly look for products made with recycled or repurposed items, savvy creatives can respond by creating functional pieces that transform iconic, outdated technology into new, useful items.