Posted by liz on Jan 31st, 2011
Not really looking for anything in particular, but looking for something fun? Reusable Usables is the place for you.
This creative arts center and retail store is a treasure chest of inspiration and ideas.
Located in LeClaire, IA. Yes, home of American Pickers and Antique Archaeology.
The basic premise is: businesses and people donate items to Reusable Usables. Open to the public, we purchase these items by the pound at a minimum of 10 pounds. They also host creative sessions and make art out of the reusables. With my purchase I picked up 5 yards of Sunbrella fabric, 2 records (Sergio Mendes ’66 – yeah!), some construction supplies and fabric memos for 10 bucks. 9.5 lbs to be exact. Cool resource, great place… check it out!
Posted by liz on Jan 23rd, 2011
Check out design sites, talk to your friends, look around! It’s a new year and time again to start thinking on how we want to interpret our style.
I’ve been asked several times in the past week where to look for ideas. I’ve been inspired by the Featured Seller, blog on Etsy.com. Interviews with each seller explore how they run an online business, what inspires them and a glimpse into their favorite pieces.
I also get inspired by the design staples, apartment therapy and design sponge. Don’t for get to start talking to your friends and like artists. Getting a coffee with a friend goes along way to design inspiration.