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Why Retro? Why Vintage? Why Not?

Re-use.  Re-purpose.  Recycle.  Words we hear every day.

Thrift stores. Used.  Retro.  Vintage.  Antique.

My tortured love of vintage goes back to my childhood.   868 more words


Re-Use & feel satisfied

Who says certain things are invented for just one purpose? I firmly do not believe that and I experiment a lot with items that can be re-used to make my life easier, cheaper and why not, funnier too at times. 415 more words

Interview: Tobias Horrocks | Cardboard Architect

When architect Tobias Horrocks first designed a piece of cardboard furniture for his own use, the Freefold Popup Box, little did he know that his career was going to take another turn entirely and he would become immersed in a world of cardboard. 1,698 more words



For a while now we have been searching for a storage solution for our bathroom. So far, all of our ideas involved fixing cupboards or shelves to walls – not an ideal situation in a rental – so we hadn’t gone ahead with anything. 341 more words

The Lady Tradie

The armchair lottery

This week I bought two 1930s club chairs on ebay. We picked them up locally from an upholsterer who had them as a project but is moving house so just wanted them gone quickly. 242 more words

Art Deco

What we can all learn from Bristol's Boaters

I’m new to boats. Two months ago my partner and I got our hands on a lovely but neglected narrowboat. In my investigations into what boat life would be like, I was daunted by the constant repairs that boats demand. 758 more words


Using What I Have

My boyfriend is a tool fanatic. I am a boyfriend fanatic. One of my favorite things to do is to art and craft (yes, I’m using art as a verb here… 452 more words