Sunday, July 5, 2009

ici et la.

I love antiques, all kinds of antiques. They add character to a space and a little nostalgia. Ici Et La in Australia is stocked full of European antiques. Besides the usual antique furniture, the sell the odd items like speakers, linen napkins, upholstery, flatware, and even an old set of shutters.

I am an absolute fan of reusing old furniture. I think that beautiful things are made to live a few lives with many people. The older they get, the more stories they tell (from their surfaces, colour or condition). It is almost like sharing your joy with someone else. Moreover, this is definitely environmentally friendly. It reduces your carbon footprint because you are not manufacturing a new piece and also not having it thrown away as waste.

Our earth is dying, we need to preserve it for our future by having a "green" conscience.

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