The Boston Globe magazine has an interesting article ( by Molly Jane Quinn) about using cast-offs in home decoration. As the Recycling Occupational Therapist- it caught my eye even though I have close to zero interest in home decor and go straight to the Miss Manners, Cupid and Coupling columns.
I love the chair made of cast-off noodles- just one of the projects written about in John and Linda Meyers new book Wary Meyers'Tossed & Found: Unconventional Design From Cast-offs. The authors offer interior design services, but I recommend the trash picking, yard-sale visiting and thrift-store haunting techniques they mention.
Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L author of, The Recycling Occupational Therapist