Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Greening up accessories

In a world where green design is king, Vancouver's Ouno Design is making waves. Ouno (pronounced OO-no) makes one-of-a-kind decor accessories using mostly vintage materials like antique and modern Japanese cottons and linens, mod-1960s and 1970s European graphic prints, midcentury-modern woven textiles, and sheepskin and fur reclaimed from vintage coats. Here are some images of Ouno's fabulous designs, including marvellous pillows made from vintage fabrics and bedspreads made from vintage scarves. Do you see the beaver in the first image? Well, he's a vintage scarf from the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal! I'd love to have that bedspread, and wouldn't it look absolutely terrific in an open-concept, warehouse loft?


Bronwyn said...

Very nice creative idea. I want to make a bedspread out of embroidered linen serviettes, so far my collection is coming along nicely:)

Tara said...

That's a great quilt that would look great anywhere!

Jennifer Ramos said...

been seeing these quilts they are LOVELY!!!

Jen Ramos
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