Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have
Upcycling: Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have. Running Pr. Aug. 2011. c.224p. photogs. index. ISBN 9780762441792. pap. $18. CRAFTS
Interior designer-turned-television personality Seo's first collection of craft projects focuses on upcycling, which he defines as "a higher form of recycling." Not surprisingly, the emphasis is on home decor, with a few children's toys thrown in for good measure. Though none of the projects is difficult, the directions are vague, and there are no photographs of the steps to create the pieces (photos show the finished objects). And do we really need directions for applying glitter to thrift-store paintings? Still, upcycling remains trendy, and Seo's appearances on popular daytime television shows may drive demand.
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