DIY and cyber-minimalist rarely walk on the same side of the street, let alone share the road at all. This is what makes Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics a true standout: She’s not only the only one doing what she’s doing, she’s the best one at it anyway.
Her sensibility is clear and unwavering, weaving fantasy out of black-and white industrial starkness. For instance, her latest manicure—all-white with a stripe of metal, the latter provided from Christmas garland—or her new jewelry box—which was originally home to some chocolates.
She whipped up a special creation just for us: a shoulder bag/clutch made out of two VHS video cases.
For this project you’ll need to take a trip to a hardware store and your mom’s attic.
-Two VHS video cases (I used frosted ones)
-A pair of tiny bolts and nuts
-Copper parts used to attach pipes to a wall
-A strap from one of your other bags
Start off by ripping the plastic from the video cases. (Now you can check that off your list of things you always wanted to do but weren’t allowed to when you were a kid.)
Drill two holes in the middle of the two cases with a small metal drill. Also decide where you want to place the straps and drill holes to attach the copper hardware.
Screw on all the hardware; attach the two videotape cases together with two bolts in the middle, and add the rose gold copper parts on the sides.
Add a bag strap with clasps or sew on your own.