• upcycled tea tin cans planters
    UPCYCLED

    The Art of Recycling: Tin Cans

    I absolutely love the whole concept of recycling used things, or repurposing something old and turning it into something new and functional again. This is why I am always on the lookout for handmade shops that make use of recyclable and sustainable materials to produce their items. So many things can be recycled, utilized, and enjoyed for a longer time, instead of letting them end up in the landfill so quickly. Take for instance, tin cans. When was the last time you have opened a can of tomato sauce and actually thought of saving the empty tin to make it into something useful? This post is a collection of creative…

  • Chelsea Miller Knives
    INTERVIEWS,  SHOPS INTL

    Shop Feature: Chelsea Miller Knives

    Today, I came across a shop that offers beautifully crafted kitchen knives. What I like about these cutting tools is that they are not overly pointed. The tip is fairly rounded and do not look scary. Chelsea Miller personally creates and designs every piece in her shop from her studio in Brooklyn. A native of Vermont, Chelsea hails from a family of craftsmen who specialize in blacksmith and carpentry. The trade hasn’t interested her before, so she pursued a career as an actress in New York City.  One day, thinking about gifting friends, she asked her brother to teach her how to make knives. From there, she discovered this passion for…