Thursday, January 7, 2010
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?