Regrann from @diymakerscon - We are so excited to have Bridgett Artise of Born Again Vintage as an instructor and panelist at DIY MakersCon! She is a sustainable fashion guru who is so multi-talented, its mind-boggling. Just like her clothes, this woman reinvents, reuses and recycles her skills in new and beautiful ways as designer of Born Again Vintage, professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, event planner, sustainability mentor, fashion collaborator, Youtubeteacher, titled Vintage Expert by the New York Times, published author of “Born Again Vintage: 25 ways to deconstruct, reinvent and recycle your wardrobe” and most importantly, mother of two beautiful children.
www.born-againvintage.com @bridgett.artise #upcycling#recycling#diymakerscon - #regrann#teacher#sustainable#diy#reconstruction#slowfashion
Because of the typhoon last year I could only go to Motomiya.
Still the stairs is 785 steps.
I want to go back to Okuno if I recover.
My husband and I searched for a house with our patient realtor for two years. We knew one thing for sure: “We don’t want a fixer-upper. We don’t want a fixer-upper. We don’t want a fixer-upper.” This seemingly pointless mantra echoed in our minds.
Like a hormonal teenager resting eyes on a first crush, our minds completely erased!
With inexperience guiding us, along with a good dose of naïveté, “said mantra” vanished. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the oak herringbone floors and taken aback by the beveled maroon trim. Our mantra soon became: “Oh, yeah! We’ll just strip away that wallpaper and touch up with some paint. Oh, yeah! We’ll just strip away that wallpaper and touch up with some paint.” With this glorious vision, we lost site of the crumbling field stone foundation, layers upon layers of shingles, and the “forest” of unkept overgrowth that nested the house.
Sold! To the two suckers! 📷 credit: @tribeupnorth
Day 4 of filming with Arirang TV.
This morning we visited an artisan that works with metals to reproduce artefacts from Silla Period. Silla dinasty sounds very male-dominated dinasty as all what they are talking me is about the king. All stories, funeral objects as well as gold bracelets, gold earings, gold crowns and gold shoes are for the king. Still haven’t seen a single queen’s jewel. Gyeongju is a open-air museum full of tombs shaped as hills, in ancient time in harmony with the nature around, nowadays surrounded by love motels. Talking about love, I was told that when the king died before his wife, it was common use to barry the queen alive with him. But when the queen died before the king, he would just find a new wife.
So here I am with a reproduction of the king’s crown. Anyway NO WOMAN, NO KING!
Not as bad as it looks; that wall will be rebuilt as original - this is the old #FletcherJones on #FlindersStreet , originally an 1872 office building, altered to become the menswear retailer in 1955, the Queen St wall turned into a billboard in the 1970s; that wall will be reconstructed to its 1955 form (our suggestion instead of the stylised version they first proposed). The whole thing also repainted in the 1955 black and white colour scheme. Only drawback is there will be a glassy hotel tower poking out.