modern day handmade heirlooms.

Rebecca Atwood has always loved quilts and their sense of history. Growing up, there was a crazy quilt hanging next to her parent’s dining room table that was from her mom’s side of the family, and she was fascinated with it and its different triangular fabrics. Her mom also made her own quilts for Rebecca and her sisters with big squares in happy colors. Needless to say,... 
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utilitarian.

freunde von freunden. i like the idea of repurposing vintage finds into something completely brand new. not just for the environmental sake of one less thing ending up in a landfill – which is awesome, but also for the creativity reinventing something brings about. giving an old object a whole new purpose is fun and often unexpected, which is my favorite way to decorate.... 
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industrial meets family friendly.

this is a very family-friendly remodeling project — a floor to ceiling renovation recently featured in dutch design magazine vtwonen. owners Sjak and Corrien took on the remodel project of their 1920’s house all on their own, with some very creative uses of repurposed industrial pieces. proving what you can accomplish with a very small budget – and some real... 
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places to go | people to meet.

Amsterdam is one of my very favorite places to visit and Sukha is a modern department store there where things are ​​produced responsibly and sustainably, using re-used and repurposed vintage items — like Clothing, furniture, jewelry, and handmade goods. Sukha means ‘joy of life’. Irene Mertens is the owner and founder of both fashion label Sukha, as... 
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best bench ever.

Artist and former Anthropologie visual director Leslie Oschmann breathes new life into found objects with her Amsterdam design studio Swarm. For this piece, anthropologie commissioned her to transform and repurpose pairs of antique stools into a bench-cum-work-of-art, using both leslie’s own sketches and once-forgotten found drawings. one of a kind, handmade in the netherlands.... 
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