Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on May 22, 2008
Inspiration can sometimes strike in the most unexpected and mundane of places.Take for example, London based artist Michelle Brand, who discovered her muse at the bottom of a discarded plastic water bottle, then transforms such disposables into stunning pieces, like these Blossom lights that cast a soft, moody glow with the help of energy-conscious LEDs. Doesn’t everything deserve a second chance?
From bins and buildings in and around Manchester, she scores her raw materials, which she cuts, sands down and “tags” into a variety of light-catching fabrics and forms. She’s designed a range of decorative home products such as window screens, room dividers, even greeting cards.
Michelle’s fantastic plastic pieces for home are available through MakeMe Buy in the UK. Or if you’re in more of a giving mood, you can donate your cast off containers to Michelle for use in future projects — assuming you live locally of course.
Londoners interested in seeing Michelle Brand’s work on exhibit should catch the Green Modernism Show at CUBE, open until Sat., May 26. Chances are you’ll never look at a Dasani bottle in the same way again. cast a soft, moody glow with the help of energy-conscious LEDs. Doesn’t everything deserve a second chance?