Archive for the ‘Upcycled’ Category

Interior Designer Sasha Emerson found herself rambling around a now quiet 4500 square foot home after sending two kids off to college and having one teenager at home that was soon to follow them. So she decided to downsize by moving into this English style cottage located in L.A.’s Hancock Park neighborhood. Emerson wasted no […]

Loving this idea from Tiffany of Offbeat & Inspired for a way to combine all of your mismatched silverware into one cohesive collection. I have tons of random silverware that is more than due for their makeover. The bonus is how easy it is to do. Just paint, let set for 48 hours, and then […]

The Coca-Cola MusicBottle is a top contender for Best.Idea.Ever. The company Generally and Especially has designed a new red cap that converts the top into a recorder mouthpiece while the bottom part of the lid can be used to punch holes in the empty bottle. The bonus? Peel off the label to reveal how to […]

A New Life


There are some amazingly creative minds out there especially when it comes to repurposing and upcycling. Even though I am huge on recycling, I admit that I probably wouldn’t have thought of many of these ideas, washtub chandeliers, seats made from tires, a pool made from an old dumpster, shoe organizers as wall planters, and […]

Wine Bottles Into Chandelier | Via The title above is a play on a previous post, if you are unfamiliar with artist Sayaka Ganz her work is a must see, all of her sculptures are made from reclaimed items..With dump site volumes increasing daily it is heartening to see so many repurposed items out there. Some are […]



Laderfabriken or Leather Factory, located just outside Stockholm, has been turned from a defunct building to stylish apartments by Oscar Properties. The property will have the full services of fitness room, cinema room, children’s playroom, dog spa and offers terraces with lake views. A lovely soft industrial look, if there is such a thing.   […]

The bike theme continues.The lovely chandeliers you see above and below are made from salvaged bike parts. They are part of the Connect series by Artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga and I think are beautiful in design and concept. What do you think?    pb