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Two Inspirational Little Recycled Cottages

Jeffrey Gantert and Brad Bloom might be my new heroes. They built these two dainty, arty and adorable cottages by hand with recycled materials and a healthy does of whimsy.

created on: 11/27/08

The foundations of the cottages are made from brick salvaged from old chimneys, arranged in an ornamental way and dotted with gloriously human little touches like a broken plate and a discarded Buddha. With gable ends carved into wings and downspouts made of olive oil tins fashioned into the shape of Calla Lilies it is absolutely evident that these chaps "approach buildings and gardens much as an artist might a blank canvas". I think these are masterpieces.

See the article from The Oregonian and a few more pictures of the exterior here and of the equally charming interiors here

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