|For Strange Women|
|Reclaimed Home Store|
I've come across these salvaged gems and couldn't resist sharing. I stumbled upon Briana's salvaged home back this spring, and still can't get it out of my mind. It received controversial discussion with the ever-so-modern Apartment Therapy crowd. Sure, the taxidermy craze, if you can call it that, has turned into a ridiculous hipster phenomenon, but I love the destroyed yet cherished feel of her home.
Also, I felt obliged to share the ever lovely cosmetic shop For Strange Women. A truly inspired brand, the concoctions and packaging leave little to be desired. Very few of us can say no to such beautiful product and brand design.
I found Reclaimed Home Store admittedly via Google image search, but was immediately drawn into this green story in renovation. This couple has single-handedly renovated many Victorian era properties, and also creates home items out of salvaged materials. It parallelled quite nicely with a very interesting book I'm currently enjoying called "Castles in the Air". It chronicles a young Welsh couple's attempt to renovate a 15th century castle. Though the title is a little campy, it's beyond interesting with loads of historical information as well as supernatural accounts. Castles and magic? A total nerd's dream.