"...Garbage Architecture is a trove of beautiful things made out of salvage and trash, from a chair made out of radials to a staircase made out of timbers from a castle."
I think some of these examples show that I am, in fact, not insane for continuing to feed my salvage addiction by picking up random street "trash." Plus, these ideas could come in handy for a possible big future project The Prof and I are contemplating starting sooner rather than later (more on that in another post.)
My Garbagetecture favorites:
Elske dining and working table (perhaps our favorite craftsman might oblige to help us make the modernist farm table of my dreams come true if we find the salvaged wood...hmm?)
Bed for Marianne (coincidentally, we could use a new bed frame as well)
Although Bobby Crocker might argue that some of these projects are more "art" than "architecture" (and he'd be correct,) there's still something so interesting about the transformation of waste into a usable, every day objets d'art...or d'life(?) Also, I enjoy observing the aged textures and colors of reused materials and imagining their life pre-me...probably why I love thrifting so much as well. Plus reusing is "so green" and, in my mind, giving salvage of whatever kind a new purpose maybe atones for all my years of not recycling?
For the Massholians (I use the term only in affection) out there, here are a few local salvage centers that come recommended: