Thursday, January 7, 2010

Green


Apartment Therapy has just announced that maya*made is the winner of the Green category of The Homies! I never set out to be a celebrated Green Home Design blog. I just enjoy sharing what I make and how I live. I don't know how many times I can say how thrilled and honored I am to be recognized for this. Thank you! You are witnesses to my dreams unfolding. You are the reason I write each day. The five other blogs I was featured with are all such incredible resources for green living. I hope you'll spend some time visiting them. For any new readers traveling here today, I thought I'd share my inspiration for how I often create. I think that what I wrote for my new workshop, Reinvention, sums it up the best:

In our “throw away” society we tend to glorify the new, rather than celebrate the habits of former generations. Traditionally, the ability to repair, mend, and ingeniously turn a little bit of nothing into something were skills highly valued and honed.

One of my favorite interpretations of GREEN is making something from nothing: cleverly reinventing simple house hold items and bits from our scrap baskets into items of beauty and utility. Pouring through the Make section in my sidebar always gets me excited about my superheroes of reinvention: milk cartons, cans, and toilet paper tubes. Is there a certain object that you find filling up your recycling bin? If so, consider using it as your next craft or repurposing challenge. What else could it be used for? Pin It

50 comments:

  1. WOOOOOWWOOWOWOOWOW COGRATS! It is a big acomplishment!

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  2. congratulations on your successes!

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  3. Oh congratulations. I was hoping beyond hope that you'd win. I placed 12th in the green home section, which feels like such a treat. Your #1 is well deserved, Maya.

    Katie

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  4. The more you give the more you get back. Thank you for all you share here!

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  5. maya, congratulations!! you've given so much inspiration to countless people- you deserve the recognition!!

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  6. Doing a happy, happy dance for you!! Thanks for being a daily source of inspiration for all of us! You are a breath of fresh air. :) Sending you hugs!!

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  7. Three cheers for you Maya!

    Just wonderful work.

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  8. Congratulations Maya. Now you'll be able to inspire even more people :-)

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  9. Congratulations - it's an honor well deserved. So glad to see you getting this kind of recognition.

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  10. Whoo hoo! Congratulations! (Beautiful definition,by the way)

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  11. Congratulations. I also love making stuff from nothing and fixing up what you have already, and using scraps. I hate spending money to craft, it seems wrong :)

    Look forward to many more great ideas.

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  12. Congratulations, you are truly an inspiration!

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  13. Maya...you are such an inspiration...of course it would be you!!! Congratulations!!! Well deserved ;)

    XOXO

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  14. YAYAYAYAYAY! That is so exciting! You are truly a green inspiration!

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  15. Congratulations, what an honour.

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  16. Congratulations Maya!! I'm thrilled for you. Total virtual hug from me to you!

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  17. Maya congratulations! You totally deserve this!!!

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  18. So exciting! A big congratulations!

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  19. Congratulations Maya - what wonderful news!

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  20. That's fantastic! I love that Waste Not Want Not attitude!! When we have single use toilet brushes, we definitly need a sweet voice of reason to inspire people to make due with what they have! Yay for you!

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  21. Yay!! What a great way to start the new year! I hope it gives you fuel for a long time. Your blog is such a treat. Thanks - and keep on being you!

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  22. I have just recently stumbled upon your wonderful site, and have been blown over by it. I truly feel you deserve the award and I wish you prosper & inspire us all fro many years to come. Well done.

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  23. *~*~*~*CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS*~*~*~*and thanks for all of your inspiring "green" ideas!!

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  24. congratulations maya!! you are such a wonderful inspiration to us all. ;)

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  25. That is terrific! Well deserved, I mite add. Thanks for blogging!

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  26. Congrats! I'm so happy to see that you won. You totally deserve it. Can't wait to see all the exciting things you ome up with this year. And I love the pictures you posted of your mom and sis's trip to India. Beautiful.

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  27. Bravo, Maya! Well done, and so well deserved! You are an inspiration.
    -Mary

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  28. Congratulations to you, Maya! That is amazing, and so well-deserved. You rock! And I loved listening to your interview with Jennifer!

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  29. maya..so happy to hear this...no surprise tho'

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  30. Congratulations! It's a well deserved award. :)

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  31. what a sweet reward for the inspiration you share with all of us! a heartfelt congratulations!!

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  32. Good for you, your a winner!

    I like recycling furniture and making it useful again.

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  33. Congratulations and well deserved. I can't believe you've only been blogging a year. That's fabulous. Well done.

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  34. Congratulations, I always like your new idea for being green.

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  35. That is fantastic news! Wonderful for the throw away world we live in!

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  36. congratulations ... your blog and lifestyle are very inspiring
    with warmest wishes
    ginny x

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  37. Yes, thanks for the inspiration. It strengthens my determination.

    Happy New Year!

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  38. congratulations again Maya. you have a great blog - kudos.

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  39. Maya;
    When I came across your website - I felt like Santa Claus landed on my lap. I run a Creative Reuse center - and your ideas are amazing. It is my job to look for great ideas on how to mke something with nothing, and you are truly talented! Congrats - well deserved!

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  40. Maya! Yeeeeaaaaaawhooooo!!!!Otherwise Im speechless! I am so, so happy for you and not at all surprised. Thank you for sharing all of your green inspirations with us!

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  41. Congratulations my dear Maya! I think the award was much deserved for your wonderful ability to transform the humblest of materials into beautiful creations!

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  42. You got my vote - congratulations!!!
    It's going to be a good year, no?

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  43. congratulations!! you are truely inspirational! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

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