Monday, April 27, 2009

The Object of My Desire: Boxed In and Up!

I'm always pleasantly taken aback by objects created out of wit and charm, especially when I am introduced to them in an unlikely locale, say the John Barrett Salon in Bergdorf's. 

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

For more ideas on fabulous uses for
 unexpected objects, pick upThe Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at AmazonBarnes and Noble or Powell's.


  1. Oh my word, I love this!! Were they cardboard boxes? Painted?

    My mind is SPINNING with ideas!!!!...... :)

    Think of all those old telephone books....or cereal boxes....or........oh my. Another project in the making!

    Thank you for sharing this!!! Recycling is great. But repurposing is even greener!! :)

  2. Those are Hermes china boxes. Fancy and gorgeous!



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