Bubble Chandelier

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An illuminating statement on the environment.  Designed by Souda, The Bubble Chandelier is being made through a partnership with Sure We Can, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization that runs the only homeless-friendly can redemption center in New York City. The entirety of the plastic bottles used to create the Bubble Chandelier are post-consumer bottles, collected on New York City streets by homeless individuals and people who collect cans. A portion of the proceeds from each light sold will be donated directly to Sure We Can to help improve the conditions of their facility. A venture that makes your home and your heart light up.

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Why Don’t You…?

… transform your old shipping boxes into one-of-a-kind pendant lighting?

I’m an Amazon addict, so we have no shortage of cardboard coming in and out of our home daily. So what to do with the influx of boxes? I love this idea from Folkore Store spotted at This is Paper. After flattening the boxes and cutting them into thin strips for shaping, the strips are stacked and combined to create a 100% unique pendant that provides a touch of ingenuity to any space.

I love how the warm cardboard color and texture balances the stark white walls, especially when paired with the rustic wooden ladder pictured. Doesn’t the room just spark your creativity, even from afar?

Online shoppers unite – now we finally have an excuse to indulge! It’s all for the sake of decor, right?

Image Credit: Danielle Reid via This is Paper

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H20

The season of light is upon us, with displays ranging from vibrant  and glorious color to subdued tonal effects. Each experience communicating through the filtering of light however bold or subtle its intent. I love the light quality of winter. The sun is low and there is a brightness to the light that is uplifting when days are short and temperatures cold. DaDe Art and Design Lab’s ”H2O,  is a 10 foot collaborative sculptural piece inspired by the shape of a water drop. Created by Darcy Lundgren, Greg Fraser & Phillip Baldwin using approximately 400 empty limited edition 2008 Christian Lacroix prêt-à-porter Evian water bottles.” A beautiful and artful display emanating filtered light and organic form. I found this to be an especially refreshing and beautiful expression this holiday season. With an emphasis on sustainability, his work is focused on “environmental awareness- turning something wasteful into a work of art.”

Images and excerpts sourced at dadegallery.com

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Newspaper Artist Nick Georgiou

Environmentally conscious artist Nick Georgiou, works in the replenishible medium of discarded newspaper. "My sculptures are products of their environment —both literally and figuratively. As often as I can, I use local newspapers to add authenticity, and the form the sculpture takes is a reflection of the personal connection I feel to that particular city. From a day-to-day standpoint, I'm heavily influenced by my surroundings." Nick Georgiou

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Wood detail…

Somehow I find wood to be very comforting… in any season, in any weather. Maybe it's because – wait, scratch that, I know it is because – of my love for nature and the outdoors. I started hiking with my parents at a very young age, and continue to do so till this day. When I see images that showcase wood in the most unexpected and clever places, it makes me smile a little more, and linger on just a tad longer. I know this may sound silly, but it's like my comfort food, for the eyes.

… a pair of vintage wooden doors made into a headboard. Looks pretty fabulous, doesn't it? And that chandelier… definitely kicks it up a notch.

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