Archive for the ‘Upcycling’ category

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 [...]

  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. [...]

Occasional Tables

June 12th, 2011

A stylish choice of occasional table can add class and interest to a room, quite apart from its functional purpose. Not surprisingly, there is a wide range of occasional tables available for sale online. There are also even more interesting options to choose from at various specialist furniture shops, antique shops and other such treasure [...]

Recycled Art

June 4th, 2011

Recycled Art is an interesting concept. Some people don’t quite understand it. Others have different ideas about what recycled art means. For example, is it about works of art such as paintings being re-used in new and original ways ? Alternatively, does the term “recycled art” generally refer to objects created for decorative or inspirational [...]