Month: November 2011

The Beautiful Art of Recycling: Wood

Wood is an essential material which should be used with great care.  Found these beautiful collectibles which can be made out of wood scraps from fallen trees and broken branches or re-purposed from old, unwanted, wooden things.

For example, the wooden chandelier designed by Philip Hansen is made out of vintage coca-cola pallet, the white forest clock by virtual design lab is made from reclaimed birch trees, and the beaded wooden leaf earrings are made from materials that Laura Mazurek (designer/owner of roots and feathers) collected off the ground.

wooden collectiblesbeaded wooden leaf earrings: roots and feathers

birch forest clock: virtual design lab

letter holder: less and more

secret wood box: Greek artwooden ornamentslittle birds sitting in a nursery: theletteredlane

1960’s white distressed wooden bowl: heroux

tiger Ebony rectangle necklace: etco

wood letter monogram: theletteredlane

wooden thingsrain cloud, secret Belgian binding mini blank book: askida

tree branch wood spools: Carolyn’s homework

tiny wooden pet mobile phone speaker: someday rain

wooden tape dispenser: UGUisU

wooden artworkbone reather earrings with wood and jade beads: dirdybirdy

reclaimed wood pallet chandelier with 12 vintage trouble lights: Philip Hansen

geometric wood candlestick holders: Urban Analog

bird sculpture: folkybirdsandfish

recycled paper

The Beautiful Art of Recycling: Cardboard

Found some interesting ideas on recycling old cardboard.

recycled paper cardboard sculpturesThese are cardboard sculptures of artist Chris Gilmour.  Visit his website to see more of his work.

recycled cardboard for kidsEco-friendly furniture, storage and play items for children at Green Lullaby.

recycled paperOld paper from magazines beautify walls via papernstitch.

Wreathe made out of cardboard via elise blaha.

Wall paper decorations made out of used tissue-paper cardboard via yuken teruya studio.


And the winner of the Katie Zick giveaway is Meg!  Congratulations!

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Beautiful Vintage: Feeling Blue

Here are my personal picks of vintage collectibles from Etsy in various shades of blue.

beautiful vintage banner blue green

french enamelware, set of 6 light blue canisters: atticantics

baby blue sheep hangers: vintage scraps

Peugeot natural wood blue french cube mill: frenchfelt

three blue Ball mason jars: southrosewindow

blue vintage collectibles

antique enamelware laundry soap & soda cups: RosaMeyerCollection

aqua blue metal storage bin: Trellis Vintage

green and blue vintage glass bottles: Good North

50’s table electric fan by M. Graw-Edison Co: Cathode Blue