Almost every time I peruse a flea market or stop in on a garage sale, it seems like there is always a colorful, crocheted afghan. I'm always drawn to them, since they remind me of all the crocheted blankets and throws that were made by my own family members in the past, not to mention the time, energy and love that went into their creation.
But let's face it, there are only so many of these handmade lovelies you can pile on the back of a sofa or place at the foot of a bed. What if you could repurpose them into something new and fresh, other than a way to keep your feet warm while lounging at home?
That's why I was drawn to this unique display spotted in the window of an Urban Outfitters store in Kansas City. Made of discarded crocheted afghans, this cozy-yet-cool wall décor creation puts a modern twist on a time-honored tradition.
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If you didn't see the piece in USA Weekend where I talk about buying and selling your second-hand goods, here it is.
I am so honored to see The Find reviewed by the fabulous Design*Sponge. Read it here.
Apartment Therapy Boston names The Find best design book of 2009. Read ithere.
Wondering how to deal with a drunk at your holiday party or a good excuse for declining an invite?Los Angeles Times hit my funny bone when they asked me for some advice. Read ithere.
1st Dibs wrote an amazing review of The Find. Read ithere.
The June 18 issue of the Independence, Mo., Examiner features me and The Find on its cover. See the storyhere.
TheBaltimore Sun covered the fabulous and frugal cocktail party in Los Angeles in their June 5 issues. Re-visit the fun affair in The Baltimore Sun, here.
Los Angeles Timeswent cocktail nuts for The Find and The Elegant Thrifter on May 23. My pal Ruth Handel and I threw a cocktail party back in February, andhere are the results. Be sure to click in the box with the forks to read the sidebar!
Vanessa De Vargas gave The Find a glowing review and interviewed me in Apartment Therapy,here.
Aaron Krach, House Beautiful'sfeatures editor, said in his blog that after reading The Find, he was inspired to go thrift shopping! Read about it,here.