After my dear friend had trim, I started chatting with Head Stylist Ted Giza about my upcoming book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, and then he flipped out his iPhone to reveal an object so fabulous that I couldn't believe my eyes. There in his palm was a photo of a reuse and repurpose masterpiece -- a massive tower of Hermes china boxes that he installed in his gorgeous, sun-drenched 1,200-square-foot loft in Asbury Park, NJ.
Ted wedged some 48 boxes of varying depths and sizes from floor to ceiling to create his awe-inspiring sculpture, which he dubs, "Excess 2008: Medium Hermes Boxes."
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous -- The Elegant Thrifter
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