Friday, August 26, 2011

Preparation H (Hurricane)

Here we are in Indiana planning a fun weekend, Art Beat and Off beat and the folks along the Eastern coasts are boarding up their homes and heading for the hills.  The good news is that they give us warnings for hurricanes,  plenty of time to prepare, pack and pray.  Just want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Art Beat & Off Beat

This Saturday is the annual Art Beat, downtown South Bend, and our side of the river (East Bank Village will also celebrate Off Beat from 4-9pm
junk evolution will be open from 10 am until 9 pm

Starting today you have only one week left of Steam Punk Industrial.  Here are some new items that were brought in mid-month.

 We are going to be setting up an ETSY account very soon and all remaining
inventory will be put on etsy, so for all of you that live a great distance away you will finally get a chance to buy!   

once upon a time a white dental/medical cart.
I stripped off all the whiteness for that wonderful industrial feel.

new pendant light, it's former use was a chimney cleaner.

trouble light

iron works with a wonderful fruit motif

pendant light

vintage desk accessories

This makes me want to move to a loft in the city!

gas station light revamped

September 2, First Friday kicks off "Lodgeistics"  We're ready to start the fall decorating in the lodge!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Calling all College Students

Next on tap (sorry kids, it's not beer)  for next Monday is a special day for college students and faculty who are outfitting apartments.  We are restocking the store just for you and will open on a day that we are usually closed!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Donations accepted!

When time and space are limited "Who are you going to call?"  junk evolution of course!  
We have some close friends in the real-estate business who will often  give out our name when their clients are in a bind .  This is the kind of stuff we love (the stuff no body else knows what to do with!)  The kind of stuff that gets the creative juices flowing.  

After a trip to Goodwill (taking all the things we didn't want) we were loaded to the brim (do I hear banjo music?)  and ended up renting a large storage unit just to store it.  We also probably saved it from going straight away to a land fill.

We do accept donations, and occasionally we buy, but we love the thrill of the hunt.

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
Cynthia Heimel

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Green Thursday on Exercise.

I haven't posted a "Green Living" post in quite a while and would like to do it on exercise!   It doesn't have to be grueling it can be fun and enjoyable.  Or you can use peddle power to run your errands and get a two-for.  I live right in town and always try to walk or ride my bike, you save fossil fuel and get your exercise.   Instead of going out to lunch with an old friend we meet and go for a walk.  It's a great time to catch up.  Try to add some kind of fun to your day in the form of exercise and you won't even realize that you are getting in shape.

We have a wonderful brand span-kin new "Pumpkin Vine Trail" (it used to be the railroad) that runs from here to Goshen all the way to Shipshewanna, and it's the most beautiful, peaceful way to start your day.  No traffic, no bad fumes from cars, no noise (except the birds singing) or the singing coming from an Amish church on a Sunday.  It's truly wonderful.  Ed and I ride on Sundays to Shipshe and back in the dappled sunshine.  It' nice and cool on the path that's canopied by trees.  

I feel so fortunate to have this trail in town and can't wait to see the changing seasons along this path.  With any luck we'll have some snow this winter and it will be a great place to go cross country skiing!

The path ahead

along the way

special Ed

It's not officially open because as you can see they are
still working on the sidelines.

For more information on the trail go here

The world is your oyster, open it's door and explore!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Steampunk (our version)

You know how some people love to run because of the endorphin high they get?  Well I guess you could say that's how I feel when I make a transformation, and I'm loving this months theme "Steampunk" because it's so artsy.   I think this is some of our best stuff ever, truly I do!

Even if your home is traditional don't be afraid to add a little touch of industrial to the mix.  It creates interest and makes it feel sophisticated and comfortable, not to stuffy.  To much of any one thing is not good in my designs but I do love a good mix.  So here is a preview of the store for August.

Lots of cool tables and warm lighting.

Mona mixing it up steampunk style!

traditional meets industrial

lots of wonderful industrial pieces and very multi-purpose 

Stella wearing an urban twist necklace

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fictionfantasyalternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; based on a Victorian perspective on fashionculturearchitectural styleart, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.