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THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO INTERIOR DESIGNS embracing VINTAGE AND RECLAIMED MATERIALS

I simply love neon! I always felt that the 80’s didn’t bring much to the table. Now when I have some distance, I’m beginning to embrace the 80’s in both fashion and in the home. Neon is back and it can add a contemporary kick to any interior or exterior.    I spotted this image in an add, and set …

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Summer coctails

May 13, 2014

As summer is fast approaching, I am noticing a spring in my step and am starting to think about maybe gathering some friends together for some early evening cocktails. 

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A few hazy coctails in Copenhagen

I went to Denmark last summer , where we went to a cocktail bar in some cool part of town. I loved the way they served our drinks, very charming and best of all easy to replicate.

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A snazzy, dazzling collection of coctails

This is how to make a Rock and Rye Cocktail

You’ll Need

  1. Cocktail shaker
  2. Crushed ice
  3. Piece of rock candy
  4. lemon juice
  5. rye whiskey

Instructions


 Fill a shaker halfway with crushed ice.

 Add the rock candy and lemon juice and rye whiskey to the cocktail shaker.

shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds.

Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into a chilled old jam jar.


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Just one more for the road

 

 

Garnish with a twisted lemon or you could use a lid; make a hole in the top to put a straw into it. You could even make a old looking label by using a brown post office lable and hand write the instructions. This is a nice thing your guests could bring back home with them at the end of the evening to remember the night by.

 

 

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There are some beautiful jars out there

 

 

… Some more inspiration

 

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An old jar made into a light fitting

 

 

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Can be quite practical for a summer party

 

 

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Gin and tonic. Looks fresh

RECLAIMED HOMES

May 9, 2014


RECLAIMED HOMES

This is when my heart rate goes up with excitement. What an inspiration! Below is a house built from recycled bottles. The way the world is going we will have to start embracing these kind of materials and ideas.. and why not? To be honest if you google modern interiors very cold uninspiring images pop up. It’s far more beautiful and exciting to work with recycled materials in a modern way.

 

 

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a house built entirely from recycled bottles

 

 

HEINEKEN BEER BOTTLES DOUBLING UP AS BUILDING BLOCKS

Fifty years ago the Heineken Beer company looked at reshaping its beer bottle to be doubling up as a building block, It never happened. What a beautiful clever design this was envisioned by beer brewer Alfred Heineken and designed by Dutch architect John Habraken.

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WOBO A beer bottle designed also as a building block

 

AMAZING TEMPLE BUILT ON BOTTLES

It never happened, so Buddhist monks from Thailand’s Sisaket province took matters into their own hands and collected a million bottles to build the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple. It puts every other bottle building

 

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Inside looking out of temple built of glass bottles

 

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Monk walking through temple made from glass bottles

 

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Temple made from glass bottles

THE WOBO CAME TO LIFE IN 1963

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A wall built from WOBO

THERE ARE A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES BUILT ENTIRELY FROM RE CLAIMED MATERIALS

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House built entirely from Reclaimed Building Materials Columbus Ohio

 

 

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House built from re claimed wood featured on tree hugers

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House Made From Recycled Windows By Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz (via Inhabitat)

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Artist Covers 10-Storey Building With 1,000 Recycled Doors

REFERENCES  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ ABOUT THIS MORE

Buddhist Temple Built from Beer Bottles

Dan Phillips

House made from re cycled windows

House cover in doors

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times
if one only remembers to turn on the light

May 6, 2014

Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects.
The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

Charles Eames

May 5, 2014