Source: Reclaimed Wood

Craftsman and designers are flocking now, more than ever, to materials like salvage (aka reclaimed) wood for projects.  Whether it's frames or furniture, reclaimed wood has color, texture, patina, and - best of all - history.  

Part of my personal collection - reclaimed wood stools with salvaged boat numbers from Indonesia


  • Find a local wood-worker and, if you consider yourself handy, ask for wood scraps and have fun assembling your own creation. 
  • Be on the lookout for old wood sources - barrels, benches, frames, doors, etc. - you can repurpose these or break them down for a design of your very own.

In doing some online research for my own project, I stumbled on a great post at Apartment Therapy which list some great sources for reclaimed wood and salvaged wood furniture - check it out here.

Great salvaged wood frames from FoundRe:

Celebrating Alexander McQueen - 2011 MET Ball

Some real-time images coming from the red carpet arrivals of this year's MET Ball in NYC. This year the Ball celebrates the opening of the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibition.

Anna Wintour (Andre Leon Talley in background)

Ashley Green

Colin Firth

Janelle Monae

Jennifer Lopez

Kanye West

Max Irons

Taylor Swift