Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stumbled upon an interesting website today... Greetje van Tiem a designer from the Netherlands. Her portfolio is interesting but I am particularly enamored by her yarn made from recycled newspapers (above) via dezeen.

And speaking of yarn from recycled materials I've also found a new favorite, 2nd Time Cotton, created from "new textile waste originating in the apparel and textile industry." I just love that. I hate to waste an scrap of anything, so it's nice to know that all those cuttings on the floor actually end up somewhere and not just the bin.

On another note I'm about to buy some shoes that I have been obsessing over for years... the rain, my wet socks and the mud on the construction site have pushed me over the edge. I think I might have jinxed my early heralding of Spring last week ... it has been raining for three days and it promises to keep up for a few more.

I actually don't mind at all.. I love the rain. There is nothing better than the sound of the rain on the windows and being nice and warm inside. I don't feel like I'm in Los Angeles at all :)


lottie said...

that yarn is so great. it still seems difficult to find recycled cotton or products made from it. muji has some but only a limited range. enjoy the rain!

karin said...

Stunning idea the yarn. Debi, you're tagged :)

debi van zyl said...

lottie: i'll have to take a look at the muji yarn and see if i can get it here. again, another shop we don't have full access to in Los Angeles. I was once able to visit a full Muji shop in Manchester, with clothes, housewares, you name it, and i almost died.

karin: got it... tag on the way! thanks :)