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Reycling Design

Posted by | Filed under Vignettes | Jan 25, 2013 | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

95% of construction materials used to build the London Shard Design are recycled. It has 11000 glass panels, stands 309.6 metres high and is the tallest building in Europe. More about this on the Guardian site.

Vintage Printers Type Case Tray Drawer

Posted by | Filed under Vignettes | Apr 14, 2011 | Tags: , | No Comments

Type case-tray-drawer, one of the terms used by letter press printers in the old days to an item with which they worked. Printers would store each type face in its own type case. The case is divided into small compartments into which the letters were placed-capitals in the top cases, small letters in the bottom cases ...Read more.

You’ve heard of recycling, but how about upcycling, downcycling or just reusing?

Posted by | Filed under Vignettes | Apr 11, 2011 | Tags: , | No Comments

You’ve heard of recycling, but how about upcycling, downcycling or just reusing?  …… and what’s the difference? Well, as a starting point, ‘Recycling’ is making use of waste materials to create a similar product or material. Other outcomes of recycling are upcycling and downcycling. ‘Upcycling’ is the process of reusing unwanted items by converting them ...Read more.

Jielde Lamps

Posted by | Filed under Vignettes | Apr 3, 2011 | Tags: , , | No Comments

Jielde lamps were designed by the French engineer Jean-Louis Domecq in the 1950’s. He wanted to produce a more flexible light on his desk and one which was simple and hard wearing. They are made in Lyon and can also be floor standing. They have a real vintage industrial feel. They are practical, look good, ...Read more.

Breathing New Life In To Old

Posted by | Filed under Vignettes | Apr 3, 2011 | Tags: , | No Comments

Getting the look right can be difficult but the reuse of “vintage” is a good way to achieve a unique style for your home and also you will be doing your bit for the environment. It’s a good feeling when you contribute to protecting the environment but even better when you are able to sit back ...Read more.

Affordable Vintage Accessories

Posted by | Filed under Accessories, Vignettes | Mar 14, 2011 | Tags: , | No Comments

People increasingly want something unique in their homes. The current trend of mixing old with new makes for a more interesting look than a highly co-ordinated one. Vintage decor is so popular right now because it takes us back to a simpler time. If you are unable to afford the larger furniture item, such as an ...Read more.

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