ring in the new year.

December 9, 2009


How fabulous would these rings look with a little cocktail dress for your New Year’s Eve soiree?!

Kim Lyons is the creator of these lovely pieces for her Lyons jewelry collection. The two finger ring is my favorite…it oozes cool…and is made with recycled sterling silver. Love it!

gifts for guys.

May 29, 2009


It’s that “gifts for dads & grads” time of year, and I tend to ignore indie finds for guys. And, what makes these glasses only for the boys? Not a thing! Anyhow, These repurposed bottles are from local Chicagoan, Windy City Glassblower. I learned about them from the wonderful blog Down and Out Chic a little while ago. Many bottles-turned-glasses out there have been just cut and sanded, but Nicholas Paul uses a mighty amount of heat and fire to form his bottles. Scary-cool! I love the buddha glasses!

ps. He posts a link to Chicago Hot Glass on his site…and I really really want to take a beginning glassblowing class…

felty fabulous.

April 8, 2009


Alexandra Ferguson‘s pillows are little works of art. She uses felt that has been made from recycled water bottles! Beautiful and green…my favorite! She’s also having a promotion for the month of April. Check out her site for details! Thanks to the fabulous blog, Freshly Blended for this great find!


June 26, 2008

How cool are these?! The birds are made from recycled metal and tins by Anna Built. She also has beautiful stained glass (some made from wine bottles) and jewelry on her site too. I love seeing an old can turned into something so lovely!

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
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