Found and Foraged
Found and foraged objects are very popular elements in design. There’s a component of curation and personal creativity involved that adds to the environment. It’s part of a renewal towards personalization, intentionality, and reconnection with our surroundings.
My collection of fossils found in a local creek bed are stacked in a cork-lidded glass container thrifted from Goodwill. I like the mixture of the textured fossils and the clean lines of the glass, it makes it feel curated and like an art object. Nothing profound, of course, but there’s something nice about putting simple nature on display in a way that can be touched, examined and held.
Other recent foraging projects have been painting an antler that came from a thrift store with art paints, replicating a similar design I had seen in a NYC boutique. And my first floral arrangement, a mixture of store bought bouquet and foraged plants from my mother’s yard.
Get inspired by what’s around you!