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Something from Nothing + Best of The Web

by Sabrina Smelko


As I browsed the web this week, I couldn’t help but be reminded of one of my favorite books as a child, Phoebe Gilman’s , a fictional classic where scraps of a blanket are re-cycled and re-designed for endless uses. I found myself shaking my head with disbelief and amazement at the endless possibilities and opportunities there are to make something from nothing in an effort to better your life and/or the world around you. We live in an age where you can buy a  (pictured above), build a house in the trees from free lumber you find at the side of the road, trade  for a home, and one where you can practically invent your own career thanks to the internet. It really is the age of ‘anything is possible’ where you can build something from practically nothing, so on that note, Happy Friday and cheers to an inspired weekend!

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights from D*S and around the web:


  • Turn practically anything flat into a piece of trendy furniture with
  • Don’t throw away your food scraps! Here are
  • turns old paper and found images into beautiful works of art and illustration.
  • With a few accessories and smart placement, .
  • Jim transform a neighbourhood nuisance into art
  • Samuel Bradley transforms the mundane and everyday into .
  • From grass to grand: to inspire.
  • creates lifestyle products that double as life-saving objects in case of emergencies, such as a pencil holder that becomes a breathing mask.


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