Thursday, October 2, 2008

Design on the cheap.


Click HERE to see how college students put together their dorms and apartments on next to nothing.

And yes, that appears to be a chandelier made of plastic bags.

14 comments:

e. love said...

wow. that slide show is amazing. my dorm didn't look like that at ALL in college. These are so beautifully bohemian. love.

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring. I really like the repurposed shelves, especially thinking of having (real) plants tumbling out of them.

Melissa H said...

That chandelier looks like it's made out of used condoms. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Damn, Melissa H, who have YOU been dating? Someone who apparently needs a plastic bag for a condom?

Anonymous said...

That chandelier looks like a fire hazard.

Anonymous said...

maybe she needs a husband stitch. hee hee.

KatinkaPinka said...

wow. i REALLY don't like that plastic bag chandelier thing. gives me the heebee-jeebees. blech.

Anonymous said...

At first glance, I thought the chandelier was made of panties. Extra disgusting considering the tinge of red at the top.

Decorina said...

Wow, they are really creative. I really love some of the rooms in the slide show, but that plastic bag light not so much.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

My dorm room wasn't nearly so inspiring, unfortunately, but then again, it was 20 years ago. I had a bunch of cast-off wicker and a 1920s Louis XV Revival bed with carved roses and an ivory-lacquer finish. (Imagine that with Grace Jones purring "Pull Up to the Bumper" on the stereo.) It was way too fussy, but I wish I had held onto the bed. The great aspect of the Times article is its showcasing of young talent. Even if their taste isn't mine at all, I'm inspired by their moxie.

Anonymous said...

I agree the chandelier looks bad. I thought it looked like wads of toilet paper. yikes. The other pictures are lovely.

Mango Gal said...

That was really cool, very inspiring. Not a fan of the bag chandelier though.

Alice Almighty said...

I had almost given up on the horrible 'recycled' chandelier trend getting any worse. Looks like you win, that one is truly awful. Here's to those crafty green students!

As always, Alice

Anonymous said...

Can we say: Fire Hazard?