I just took my second spin around Ouch My Eye's excellent Ctrl Alt Design show, curated by JOIN: Design Seattle, and found myself still covetous of all the clever and lovely (and useful!) items exhibited. Observe:
Doorknobs made out of hockey pucks (they feel so great in your hand!).
Shower curtains made from Tyvek, which don't off-gas like vinyl and are soft and pretty to boot!
Rings made out of Corian (yes, as in kitchen counters!).
All from Seattle-based geniuses—so be a good locavore and head down to SoDo pronto.