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steal this idea: fence with alternating board lengths and colors



This fence in our neighborhood just knocked us out the first time we saw it. The uneven lengths of wood and randomly stained boards add interest to the property without being over-the-top wacky. We took a closer look, and it appears that they achieved the look with a combination of recycled boards — you can see ghosts of previous house numbers on some of them — and by allowing boards to weather for different lengths of time before staining. A really cool look that may be a little time-consuming, but worth the effort as far as we’re concerned. –Mary T. Click the link to see a few more details and angles! (more…)

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avoiding bad plastics: more inspiration

Are you avoiding bad plastics? Beth Terry is. She’s dedicated to living as plastic-free as possible, and documenting her progress at Fake Plastic Fish. Her site is a fascinating read, complete with charts that mark her progress in non-consumption. But we’re most psyched about her list of how to start eliminating plastic from your life. It’s in some ways a bit easier and in others a bit harder than you might have thought. She also links to some great plastic alternatives, such as klean kanteen stainless steel bottles — they aren’t lined with plastic. Check it all out at the Fake Plastic Fish site.

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meg's green finds: ezra waltermaurer bookshelves


As an avid reader who gobbles up novels faster than a kid with a candy bar, I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to display my ever-growing collection of paperbacks. Naturally, I was thrilled to stumble across these ingenious bookshelves by Little Fish Furniture‘s Ezra Waltermaurer. Handmade using recycled books (reinforced with hidden wood) and one-of-a kind, I’m convinced these would look quirky and adorable as bedside shelves above a nightstand or in the odd corner of a bathroom. Available for $40 at The Curiosity Shoppe. –Meg D.

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meg’s green finds: ezra waltermaurer bookshelves


As an avid reader who gobbles up novels faster than a kid with a candy bar, I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to display my ever-growing collection of paperbacks. Naturally, I was thrilled to stumble across these ingenious bookshelves by Little Fish Furniture‘s Ezra Waltermaurer. Handmade using recycled books (reinforced with hidden wood) and one-of-a kind, I’m convinced these would look quirky and adorable as bedside shelves above a nightstand or in the odd corner of a bathroom. Available for $40 at The Curiosity Shoppe. –Meg D.

Photo via The Statement

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