Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reuse & Repurpose: Windows With A Twist

Almost every day, I walk by the windows of Selima Optique on Bond Street and am always impressed with the shop's innovative window displays that either make clever use of vintage and thrift, or like these, refashion cast-offs into eye-popping visual presentations.

This porcupine looks as if he's constructed out of little more than strands of metal wire, old springs and maybe a couple pieces of an egg carton for eyes.

And then there's this cute ladybug that appears to have been formed out of an old bike helmet and then perched upon some cubes of reclaimed wood.

Don't these repurposed critters look awfully cheerful?

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. These are very cool. That top one looks like something we'd see on Project Runway. Now there's an idea -- Project Runway should offer a challenge that takes participants to a thrift store, then asks them to make an outfit using only what they find there.

  2. I really got cheered up upon reading your words regarding my artwork.Thank you



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