Entries in Bottle (8)
There's something incredibly delightful about these porcelain perfume figures, don't you think? Edinburgh based ceramics artist Rebecca Wilson is the mind behind this wonderful collection entitled... ehem... "Blow Me". She slipcast and stained porcelain figurative bottles, then accented them with knitted bulbs reclaimed from vintage perfume bottles. You can view Rebecca Wilson's entire collection and other stunning work like "Eat Me, Keep Me" and "Finest Paperware" HERE.
As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend, "green" is definitely the choice color. What better way to be "green" than by helping the planet? I know I know... you were thinking green shamrock shaped sunglasses and plaid suspenders, but I was thinking "green" on a more global level. This little object is called Petal Drops. Not only is it green in both color and purpose, but it's also perfect for the rainy days coming ahead! You see, it collects rain water by attaching to any standard sized water bottle. The collected rain can be enjoyed immediately. You'll be saving the planet from all the work it takes to filter and bottle water from other sources! The best part? It's only $5.25... Pretty nifty, huh? Now, let this be a friendly reminder to stay hydrated this weekend. You'll have to after all that Guinness... Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Designer Justina Blakeney has come up with a wonderful way to add personalized accents to a holiday tabletop. Using jars and bottles of various shapes and sizes, take a sharpie and hand draw simple designs onto natural colored packing tape. I especially love the effect it has on the wine bottle. This could be a beautiful custom place setting & take-home gift for your guests! I'm not convinced my finished pieces would look quite as sharp as hers, as I admittedly have pretty dreadful hand writing. So I would have to practice my designs on scrap paper before diving into decorating. But I really love the look of these pieces, so I'm determined to use this diy soon! I encourage you to check out the rest of her blog as well- lots of fun crafty ideas!
Funny how something as simple as a bottle can inspire a post here on MDP. I'm especially fond of the yarn-wrapped beer bottles... so cute! I was thinking that a little orange and gray would look wonderful for Halloween! The link to that particular DIY will only take you to the image source- but I'm sure all you need is a glue gun, bottle and yarn. Looks easy enough ;)
Witness a true transformation of trash to treasure right from the streets of Holland. The innovative design group LEIF has created these beautiful cast bottle vases literally right from out of the trash! This beautiful series serves as a wonderful example of how everyday objects can be turned into beautiful objects... The bold colors are what give these vessels a fresh breath of life- inspiring me to try something similar on found objects around my home- perhaps some kern jars or tin cans? The endless possibilities are pretty exciting! Hope you find some inspiration as well!
On top of this newly acquired cold, the hot and overcast weather is making me feel less than 100% today. A little pick-me-up in the shape of a circular flower will undoubtedly help boost my spirits. So after work I plan on heading to the market to pick up some chicken soup along with and a much-needed bouquet of Alliums. They are my absolute favorite flower for many reasons: They always look beautiful whether using them sparsely around the home or in an elaborate arrangements- and they always as sense of cheer to a space. Maybe it's the shape or the bright colors- whatever it is- it makes me happy... something I really need today. I hope you enjoy these inspirational Alliums I've found for all of you :)
Aren't these beautiful? Etsy shop Pollen Arts has a wonderful collection of candles made from unique vintage bottles. I imagine many of them have to be broken in order to finish the process... I don't know if I could bring myself to do that! But they certainly do look beautiful. Don't you just love the warm amber color of the the bees wax? So pretty...