The Art of Recycling in Visual Arts

It is always great to come across local talent who are also passionate about the environment, and how they not only use art to express their love of the natural world, but also take great consideration in causing no harm to the environment while making their creations. I recently discovered one of these talented people […]

Excuses. Excuses. What a Load of Rubbish!

Hi there! I’m guessing, based on where you found this article, that you’re already ‘environmentally awake’. You’re one of the choir singing from the same environmental hymn book. You may have your vegies growing in the back yard or balcony pots; sign petitions; try to reduce the packaging that you bring your goods home in; have […]

“What have you recycled today?”

Examples of up-cycling! Graphics produced for Gecko Hills to Headlands to support articles promoted during National Recycling Week. Royalty free images sourced, except where noted as original photographs by Angela. Concepts and layouts: Angela Miller-Davis, Less Equals More.                  

Creative organising

There are hidden storage solutions already in your home waiting to be utilised! Let’s dig them out and get creative. I recently saw a cute little idea on Pinterest which I’ve adapted for use at my place. Yep, that’s it in the picture on the left there. Especially useful for when you’re not feeling the […]

Bag yourself some storage!

Need to bag some stuff? Look at these groovy new ideas! ‘B’ is for Bags and today I look at some great new incentives on the market and some new ideas for what you already have. Not only does it make sense to keep bags organised, but in a lot of cases having an organised bag […]

Organising with retro style!

Want to really put some punch into organising your home and love Retro styling? Here’s an article geared for you. What is the definition of Retro when we think in terms of decor? Well according to Wikipedia “Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, that […]

For lovers of nail polish

Today I thought I’d share with you a photograph taken by a friend of mine who adores OPI nail enamels. The case you see, is a converted road case (often used by musicians when touring) and was created for her by her musician boyfriend. As you can see every bottle is lovingly protected and organised […]

New ideas for suitcases & trunks

I love recycling and I love it even more when I can repurpose old things into funky, practical and useful things. In this picture is an old steamer trunk which has been in our family for decades, and you can imagine my joy when it eventually became mine. Rightly or wrongly my Dad painted it […]

Recycling ideas for plastic bags

  I came across this fantastic article on SuperCouponLady.com with 25 Brilliant Uses For Plastic Grocery Bags. Of course the trick is not to accumulate them in the first place, but there will always be a time when you don’t have your other reusable bags with you, and if you’ve run out of bins to […]

Unwanted Christmas gift dilemmas

Yay! It’s Boxing Day and it’s pouring down rain outside, and as I survey the presents received yesterday and lovingly find new homes for some items. One is sticking out like a sore thumb. The unwanted gift. I’m not going to go into what it is as I’m a firm believer in ‘goodwill,’ however, I’m […]