Check out this creative and very hip way to re-use something old and not so hip: Suitcase furniture (Hat tip: Treehugger)
Made by a company called maybe design, located in both Istanbul and Vienna, they feature a small grouping of what one would have to call eclectic products. Some don't have a particular re-use angle, like the platter designed specifically for serving shish kebab, or this one (10 points to anyone who can tell me what it is, or why they would call it a "bowl.")
But then they have these LP bowls (which do look exactly like bowls.)
The most eye-catching, though, are the suitcase furniture pieces. My grandmother had a house furnished entirely in authentic mid-century modern (acquired mid-century, natch) and these pieces would have fit right in.