Ellen Richardson, a graphic designer and Pleasant Plains resident, recently took her Craigslist hunting skills to the next level with the launch of her blog, Listed District. Listed District offers daily DC Craigslist findings of everything from Mid-Century and Industrial furniture, to bikes and the utterly strange. Every week Ellen is going to share a roundup of some Phenomenal Finds with PoPville.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
So far, the Phenomenal Finds series has been based on loose themes/groupings of items. Today? Not so much. After a hectic week of posting too few items over at Listed District, I returned to Craigslist to find way too much good stuff – I couldn’t pick just one theme!
Like most people, I initally started combing Craigslist because I was on a super budget – a “I just moved to DC alone with only what would fit in my car and I get paid less than $800 a month” kind of budget. But as time went on, I was drawn to the uniqueness of my CL finds. More often than not, things had a story and I felt good about not buying brand new from a big-box store. Don’t get me wrong – I love brand new stuff! But the thrill of the CL hunt is rewarding to both my soul and my bank account.
Your home is your sanctuary and your castle and, hopefully, a reflection of your tastes and life story. Fill it with things that matter to you and say something about where you’ve been and where you are (and no, you don’t have to be a hoarder like me to accomplish that…sometimes less is more). So, in the spirit of personal expression, today’s Listed District Phenomenal Finds simply features stuff I like. Hopefully you like them too…!
All the finds after the jump.
$100 – Howard Nelson Wall Clock http://washingtondc.