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