Andrea Sparacio | Eye Spy: My Thrifted Glasses in Rue Magazine.
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Eye Spy: My Thrifted Glasses in Rue Magazine.

While on the mend from this nagging cold that’s been going around during the last days of winter, I’ve either been laying in bed, feverishly working on freelance, taking a break to watch a few grim episodes of Breaking Bad, or collecting pretty pictures on Pinterest. I came across something that really peaked my interest:

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This past summer, I found an $8 thrift score that had me swooning: sculptured black metal eyeglasses hidden behind random knickknacks in Housing Works, Brooklyn:

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I was so giddy over my weird little find, though I had no backstory as to where they came from; did someone hand make these? I pictured an art student welding them for a workshop then tossing them out after the class was over.

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Turns out, HGTV Stylist + Lifestyle guru Kelley Moore had the same piece in her house tour for Rue Magazine/October 2012. I even tried color coding our books too back in 2011, similar to the Pinterest photo here, though I returned to a grayer palette. Creative minds thinks alike, and I’m happy to be creatively on par with Kelley Moore any day!

photo 1 © 2012 Michelle Drewes via Rue Magazinephoto 2 + 3 © 2013-2014 Andrea Sparacio (artsparrow)

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    20.03.2014 at 05:13 Reply

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