We need to take better care of our planet. One way we can do this is by reusing or repurposing items that would otherwise end up in landfill.
I prefer to use recycled materials not only as an ethical statement, but also because I believe they add more authenticity and charm. The lost, found and forgotten all have a place in the world I'm making.
Filmmaker Don Cameron believes vintage objects carry their histories with them as they travel through time. "I find great inspiration in imagining the places and spaces they have inhabited, which gives expression to new narratives when these individual objects are brought into dialogues with each other."
I explain more in this video.
"There is undoubtedly a desire to know about the maker, the materials, the process and to have things in our home that give us a greater connection to the source. Visible imperfection and lack of pretension is also part of the narrative, as the handmade doesn’t mimic the machine and is therefore deemed more genuine.”
— KAREN MCCARTNEY, PERFECT IMPERFECT