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Upcycling thoughts

November 21st, 2011

Upcycling Regurgitating the media! We are constantly being reminded in the media that our planet is precious and we should be very mindful of all that we throw away into landfill, but what do we do when we simply no longer have use for an item and have to dispose of it?  This is when [...]

‘SHEEP CHIC’ Photoshoot

August 25th, 2011

This has to be the ultimate eco-chic photoshoot. There cannot be anything greener or more sustainable. First we prepare the fleeces – This is ultra-quick and the fleeces are so flexible.  By using their natural shape, there is no need for pattern cutting.  True eco-chic is incorporating the natural lines of the material you are [...]

Whether a work of art is aesthetically pleasing or not, is totally subjective, but we should start to consider whether the materials used in the making of the piece have been sustainably produced.  The Thirties oak wardrobe on the right has been upcycled with the sole intention of investigating how man interacts with nature.  The use of [...]

  It was just a few days ago that I was invited to a barn in the middle of a field in rural Buckinghamshire.  As I drove through the gate the sheep and their lambs looked up quizzically from their grazing.  I could see wisps of smoke floating up over the hedge.  A witch’s hat [...]

Ethical Roadkill Couture

July 27th, 2011

This appears to be a highly controversial topic.  Is it ethical to use animals in this way?  Is it green and sustainable to have Ethical Roadkill couture? It was referred to by ‘The Guardian’ in their greenliving blog recently as ‘ethical pelts or revolting wraps’.  Take a look and see for yourselves………….. This is a [...]

  Our new client’s kitchen has just been renovated, which means that the bookshelves in the fireplace recess now house a collection of vintage china plates.  This leaves the books temporarily homeless. If the kitchen renovations have been designed to reflect a green and ec0-friendly lifestyle, the new bookshelves must showcase all of these factors. [...]