Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reuse and Repurpose: Breaking the Mold

As I’ve been showing off galleys of my book The Find, which will be published by Clarkson Potter in May, this sculpture is always greeted with rapt curiosity. I snapped this image as I was scouting fashion designer John Bartlett and master framer John Esty’s West Village apartment for print consideration. And it most certainly appears a couple of times in The Find, professionally photographed, of course.

Made out of four triangular terrazzo molds, the treasures held inside inspire the imagination: an old clock, a misplaced ruler, chair spindles, a paint brush and a rusty horseshoe thrown in for good luck.

In May 2009, Clarkson Potter will publish my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Pre-order now on and

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