Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tossed and Found

There's a movement in the design world to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Yes, this is an ethical and 'green' approach, but considering how well made and nicely designed some vintage items are, it makes perfect sense.

Tossed and Found, a book by Linda Wary and John Meyers, is a guide to transforming trash into treasure, with how-to instructions, sketches and photographs. The authors (who are married) have a design firm; Wary Meyers Decorative Arts in Maine. John Meyers worked as the Corporate Display Director for Anthropologie, and the projects in the book share that quirky sensibility. Even if you're not one of the do-it-yourself set, the book is inspirational and sparks a new way of seeing things.

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