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Shining light on the dark side of reclaimed timber

Tropical timber © CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

London West, UK - Like it or not, morality is intertwined with consumer choice. Our purchases have real world consequences, and the complex, globalized origins of modern products make being an informed consumer challen...

Salvo fair regular Gary Wallis

© Gary Wallis

Oxfordshire, UK - Gary Wallis is a regular exhibitor at the annual Salvo fair and his pitch always has a diverse selection of wares. His real passion for the salvation, restoration and the preservation of history is an...

Victorian social reformers, open book stacks and garden cities

Lambert's patent shelving for sale at Retrouvius [photo © Retrouvius

Oxfordshire, UK - Arthur Lambert (d1924), William Madgen (1850-1930) and Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) were entrepreneurial social improvers involved in the creation of new public libraries. More recently salvage dealers...

The tall boy behind TallBoy Interiors ready for his first SALVO

Matt Dixon of TallBoy Interiors

West Yorkshire, UK - At 6' 4" and just 19 when he started his business, some may have described Matt Dixon as a tall boy. Coupled with the handy reference to a piece of antique furniture, TallBoy Interiors was born. I i...

Book now for Salvo Fair Guide adverts

Oxfordshire, UK - The Salvo Fair guide will be given to thousands of interested visitors to the fair and will also be available online before and after the event where it will be viewed by tens of thousands more. This ...

SALVO 2017 Gala Preview in support of Smart Works Charity

Styling session ©Smart Works Charity

London West, UK - A celebration of new starts and fashion reuse, both supporting women and reducing landfill. The SALVO 2017 Gala Preview hosted by Sir William and Lady McAlpine is a chance to shop ahead of the weekend...

Bricks reclaimed at old Canadian embassy in Mayfair

1 Grosvenor Square with a statue of Roosevelt in the foreground [photo cc Palickap

London West, UK - More than 2,000 pallets of 1930s reclaimed Portland stone and facing bricks were removed and transported to a secure off-site location for storage during a deconstruction of the first U.S. Embassy in ...

Terracotta on trend

Terracotta olive jar © V&V Reclamation

London West, UK - Terracotta has featured in homes throughout history and has been used for flooring, walls, roofs, urns, pots and sculptures. The reddish brown earth colour gives warmth and instant character. It evok...

Salvaging fashion on the SALVO 2017 fair field with Mahala

©Mahala_london Instagram

London West, UK - There is no perfectly sustainable material, but getting to know the materials you dress your home and yourself with is a good place to start. Held just outside Henley 23-25 June, SALVO 2017 has a Gree...

Ikea's appeal and the English housing crisis

West London mews © Mike Morel

London West, UK - Trouble in the antiques trade is often assigned to the quintessential corporate villain of furniture: Ikea. Earlier this year BBC broadcaster and antiques authority Judith Miller went so far as to bla...

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