When it comes to Mid-century modernism, I was an early convert. Last night, I was treated to some major design porn at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (“Jewseum” if you use their Twitter handle) here in San Francisco. It was my first time there, and I’m not sure why I waited this long.
Pineapples are the new cherries.
Copper is the new brass.
The thing I love about San Francisco is that there’s never a dull moment here. Sure, it’s a quiet city compared to many of the big guns, but what makes me fall in love with the city over and over again is the endless array of insanely gorgeous yet non-intimidating stores you can find in any neighborhood. This one happens to be in mine.
So, I’ve been into this weaving thang lately. Because of it, I’ve hoarded yarn like a New Zealand ewe in the dead of winter. My hoarding tendencies have forced me to come up with storage options that are a) pretty to look at and b) fun to make. And that’s what this DIY is all about.
I admit that I’m a hoarder, but the one thing I refuse to hoard is product packaging. There’s just too much of it, and I don’t get why retailers or food companies still indulge in over-packaging. So for today’s DIY, I transformed a cracker box into something pretty. I also made a commitment to not purchase anything new for this project, because it feels good to be good to Mother Nature.
Obviously, I’m on a wall hanging ride. Somehow, euphoria kicks in when you’re making these things and then the ideas just keep coming out like explosive…never mind. You get the concept.