Design That Reuses

From Basics to Bolds

After last week’s Blog Crawl, most of you now know that David and I are living the student’s lifestyle while David attends graduate school at TCU. Between school supplies, groceries, bills, rent, etc, etc, there is not much left, as you can imagine, for leisurely apparel shopping. So, I have developed a creative strategy to...

This Old Thing?

“Ready Aim Redesign!”…an awesome opportunity to get involved with a Dallas based charitable organization that is dedicated to “bringing good design to those less fortunate, inspiring them to maintain a standard of living that they can be proud of and thrive in”. If you have some old furniture worth fixing-up, take the chance to finish...

Etsy Envy

Surprise, surprise! Two posts in one day! During my coffee and blog routine yesterday morning, I was catching up on one of my favorite daily reads at City Sage and, by way of her morning post, I got turned on to Etsy again. Similar to my experience a few days ago, I found myself rummaging...

Patchwork Perfection

I’ve become quiet the master at the craft of “patchworking”. This lamp from Goodwill, that table from my parents’ home, those pillows from the local Target. It takes some vision that’s for sure! These funky pieces have taken the concept literally…and it couldn’t be better.

Making the Most of What You’ve Got

This unique abode offers a simple lesson in the value and hidden potential that can be found in the odds and ends of our homes. Notice the collage of frames that appear to be a collection of unmatched pieces. And then the assemblage of gold lamp bases without their shades…funky and unexpected but against the...

Innova-sion

*Wink….get it…innovation and fash. ok, I know I’m cheesy. But I can’t help it! Anyway, here’s a little something quirky and fun to jumpstart your week. I just had to share! (by the way, I found these images via my friend Christina *thanks Christina* but the site name is not one I want to spell...

Alternative Wall Work

Ever since I posted these images several weeks back, I have been collecting and compiling images of wall treatments in a similar style. Each, in their own way, could be a really fun and unique DIY project. For those who like to build their own environments, I think you will really like today’s post. Enjoy!...

How to Properly…Show Off Your Bling!

Earlier this week I referred to some really cool blogs I had discovered and told you I would be sharing soon. So, here it is… Make Under My Life…one of the most exciting finds in a while! This jewelry designer of Jess LC, based out of Chicago, writes an inspirational blog in which she shares...

I Love Surprises…

…And sometimes that simply  means running into something sweet that you didn’t expect. Last week I discovered this adorable little shop on my way home from visiting yet another hotel for school. I finished my research earlier than expected so I took a drive down Broadway in Nashville and something caught my eye. I couldn’t...

On a Roll with Buttons

Here is another fantastic reuse idea that could potential alleviate the excess button problem I know so many of us have. Use those odd, discarded buttons for a charming necklace or bracelet… These examples from Marni’s Fall 2009 collection are slightly more embellished than you may want to try but, still an exciting idea. Felt...

Save Those Old Calendars

Today’s post is a healthy dose of DIY information as a follow-up from yesterday’s subject…well really from the past week. Recently, I been talking a lot about reusing the good items that you already have for a new and exciting purpose. Yesterday, I shared a few images of vintage posters that I absolutely love! Well,...

Un – new Design

So, today I’m a bit on the run but here is a short addendum to this week’s post about recycled designs. It’s fun to think about the endless possibilities. These cargo car buildings are especially cool. Love the example on the bottom left!

A New Perspective On Recycling

Welcome back everyone!  Here are a few photos I discovered recently from a fellow blogger, Roz, at Clothes, Cameras and Coffee.  I was struck by her ingenuity and innovation with seemingly common materials, such as film negatives and newspaper.  I continued thinking about her images over the weekend and felt that this would be an...