April 23, 2012
Here is a really smart idea for making stylish planters and candle holders from very simple things. Besides it’s also a recycling project. To make one planter or one candle holder you’ll need a used fish can, several clothespins, construction paper and a small plant or a candle.
All you need to do is to clip clothespins all the way around the rim of the can. Place your plant or candle inside and decorate the planter or the candle holder with something you cut from the construction paper. For example you can cut hearts and tuck them in between clothespins. Depending on the time of the year you can change these decorations.
March 10, 2012
Industrial design is not for any place and taste but some of these things are so unreal and amazing that they definitely worth buying. This coffee table called Pipe Loop is one of them. British designer Tamasine Osher made it of copper piping and cedar of Lebanon. These two elements are so unexpected, so incompatible but look together so good because they exploit fundamental properties of the materials. You can also buy a Copper Wall Lamp to continue the collection and recycled copper candlestick holders by Michael Guy to add some ‘industriality’. Something industrial and vintage – truly exquisite style.
February 15, 2012
Candle holders can really create a mood, especially if it’s winter and they are bright and colorful. So take neon semi-transparent beads, jars, elastic, a darning needle. Threading the first few rows is pretty fiddly so don’t be put off by this. Sketch a design first, rather than try to figure one out along the way. Use an old glass jar and stick a tea-light inside. You can also make baskets and coasters using the same method, or even some cute jewelry. The neon semi-transparent beads worked really well against the opaque white beads and the jars look really pretty with the light shining through them. Enjoy!