A quest for the rare re­mains a univer­sal hu­man urge, be it food, fash­ion, art or in­te­ri­ors. Here are some hand­picked off­beat pieces.

India Today - - HOME - By KRIPA KR­ISH­NAN

Ev­ery­day home baubles don an un­con­ven­tional garb

Who does not want to be one in a mil­lion, part of the orig­i­nals club where mun­dane is trans­formed into mag­nif­i­cent with just a touch of cre­ativ­ity? Over the next few pages are ex­am­ples of great in­ge­nu­ity which have taken home dé­cor to the next level through un­con­ven­tional ideas that shine. For an in­creas­ing num­ber of home­own­ers, it is all about leav­ing a mark of per­sonal style on their turf and a new breed of de­sign­ers are help­ing them rein­vent ev­ery­day items into off- kil­ter, one- of- a- kind pieces. So we have de­signer Lisa Oc­chip­inti from Bos­ton who has fash­ioned an en­tire range of awe- in­spir­ing util­i­tar­ian home ac­ces­sories from dis­carded books; also the ex­tremely ex­cit­ing Hock­en­heimer stool which can be put to­gether by any­one who has an old stack of news­pa­pers to spare; and if a lit­tle ex­tra in­spi­ra­tion is what you need, artiste Dee Adams’s vi­brant col­lec­tion of vin­tage lunch boxes in all its quirk­i­ness is guar­an­teed to reignite your long for­got­ten hobby of gath­er­ing stamps and stones. So go ahead and un­leash your cre­ative juices and give birth to an orig­i­nal home which re­flects your quirks.


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