To continue with the flea market theme from yesterday's post, I want to share with you a wonderful story I spotted (and loved) in Dwell magazine. Christiane Högner is a German furniture designer living in Brussels who, like me, thrives on finding things in flea markets and on the street to give them a new lease on life. Högner embodies the saying “someone's trash is someone else's treasure.” She's the queen of repurposing old and found objects and giving them unexpected uses. My favorite piece in her apartment is the All for One shelves (above) that is made of a metal frame and holds colorful old plastic crates —used to transport croissants and loaves of bread— as drawers. I love her way of thinking and her sense social responsibility. The metal frame of this storage piece is made in a workshop that employs mentally-challenged individuals.