Category Archives: Recycling

The joy of the spherical.

As you may have deduced from the blog’s banner, I’m not averse to a nice decorative ball. While my own collection runs to the conservative, I’m always inspired by artists who have the balls (ahem) to think beyond the typical mediums of wood, glass and ceramic. Inspired in part by last weekend’s viewing of 1998’s delightful thriller “Sphere”, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite edgy ornaments.

barb-wire-ball Source

The recycled rustic trend is still popular, and a barbed wire ball makes a great talking point at dinner parties. If your next gathering becomes dull, forget the Scrabble; wake up your guests with a quick game of catch.

key-ball-sculpturesSource

Renter’s tip: Don’t be in such a rush to hand the keys back after vacating a property. Claim they fell into a drain and you may eventually have enough for a pretty memoir of your rental history.

pool-ball-candle-holder-3Source

Turn that spare set of pool balls into a warming reminder of your pre-mortgage and children glory days.

small-shop-diy-edgy-chic-pumpkinsSource

I’m not a fan of Halloween, but these decorated pumpkins are more fashionable than festive. Just remember the golden rule of organic art; it doesn’t matter how pretty it is, ditch it once it starts to stink.

feather-lampshadeSource

While I’m neither a teenage girl or a drag queen, I would proudly display this lampshade in my boudair.

spiked-fur-ballSource

For those who like it rough but can’t afford to sport bruises at tomorrow’s stockholder meeting.