So yesterday morning while walking down Broadway, I passed the New York University Steinhardt School's windows only to be entertained by the repurposed art of Jennifer Gustavson. Read more about her here.
Now whose interest wouldn't be piqued by an installation called, "Great Black Hornet's Nest Underneath my Kitchen Table." But it was this lightbulb dangling over a chunk of amber wax that nabbed my eye. I love the way the bulb slowly melts the block with out a flame and creates a small puddle at its base.
As I walked on over to the next window, I was greeted by two thrift-store end tables placed back-to-back, holding a piece of plywood underneath a sort of "clothes line" draped with an array of everyday objects: a spackling bucket, a saw, a vinyl totebag. I'm particularly attracted the two wine glasses balanced base to base, thereby creating a new shape once put together. I'm not sure exactly what is confined in the bottom glass, but the creation is imaginative.
Just as in decorating a home with repurporsed and found objects, it's always refreshing to me when people use everyday objects and turn them into a real work of art.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter
If you're looking for more decorating eye candy, stroll over to Design*Sponge and read its fabulous review of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details.