Wednesday, January 11, 2012

remade usa...


just love this gorgeous doily pendant light, from shannon south of remade usa... not to mention the fabulous shadows and shapes the lamp casts upon the wall when lit.  a beautiful new way to showcase the intricacies of the vintage handwork

here is a little info about shannon's work:

One of the most interesting aspects about repurposing a used material is the fact that it had a whole other life before it landed in Shannon's hands.

Customers often share stories, when they send a leather jacket that belonged to a loved one or that they got on a trip abroad. Sentimentally valuable objects are hard for people to get rid of. A leather jacket may have been worn daily for ten years or a doily might have taken twenty hours to crochet by someone's grandmother.

The inherent beauty of these histories adds a whole new and deeper layer of value to an object. Giving an object new form and purpose honors its previous life, extends its story and is what makes her work worthwhile and always interesting.








and be sure to check out shannon's lovely bags, made from recycled leather, in her shop...






prairie seed

3 comments:

Theresa said...

I feel the same way about using vintage treasures in my work, I just feel like they give it more meaning and a new story. Shannon's work is beautiful, that large leather bag is amazing, and the doily lamp... gorgeous! I need to go give her shop a visit, thank you for the introduction! t.xoxox

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

What a divine light covering! I have been trying to make something like this in my head for awhile now but there it is - better than what I could do!!

Lora said...

that light is just amazing! and i love that bag, too. :)