Some people have all the luck. First, my friend Missy and her family found themselves moving to Naples when her husband was reassigned by the Air Force. Then, soon after she arrived, Missy was introduced to the fine art of trash-picking by a group of friends addicted to finding and reusing the demijohn bottles that literally litter the area. All that litters my corner of the world is those ubiquitous plastic grocery bags, but Missy and her friends are fortunate enough to find collectible bottles in trash heaps by the side of the road!
Have you seen a Little Free Library on a lawn or stoop near you? If not then just wait. The dollhouse-sized structures originated two years ago as one man's homage to his book-loving teacher mom, and since then hundreds have cropped up worldwide.
There's something very fitting about using reclaimed wood furniture in an outdoor setting. Maybe it's the natural beauty of the wood, or the idea that it comes from cast-off scraps, from bits of trees and old wood considered useless, even garbage. Yet when re-worked by the hands of an artisan, these wood scraps become shining examples of how nothing in nature is useless, and everything has beauty.
We already know that office supplies can work in the kitchen. But did you know kitchen supplies can find themselves just at home in the office? It's true! There'a a bevy of kitchen-to-office ideas in this post from the Apartment Therapy archives, plus this latest dish-drainer tip right here. Check it out.
Do your kids go through clementines like mine do? They are the perfect snack: portable, easy to peel, sweet and healthy. So I end up with my share of clementine "crates." We've seen lots of ideas for repurposing these containers before, including Honey Bear's crate bed. But Heather Ross put together her own take on the clementine crate doll bed that is so adorable we couldn't pass it up.
Owen & Fred are offering cigar and audio aficionados a way to combine their two interests in one form factor: Sweet Cigar Box Speakers. Made from genuine salvaged wood cigar boxes, the handmade cedar cigar box house a 2.5" aluminum cone speaker with a self-powered with an internal 10 watt per channel amplifier inside...
If you've had a simmering interest in gardening but have been hesitant because of low light conditions at home, try a mobile garden in a wagon. Maximizing sun exposure on plants is easy on a wagon garden, where you can effortlessly pull your garden seasonally to the areas in your home with the most sunlight, inside or out. Growing herbs and vegetables is a fun and eco-friendly way to supplement your trips to the local farmer's market or grocery store.
Who among us doesn't like donuts? Nobody? We thought so. And raise your hand if you dig crayons? OK, it's unanimous — we all love donuts and crayons. So why has it taken so long for someone to come up with the concept of donut crayons?