Archive for the ‘Recycling’ Category

Street Fashion in NYC

May 26, 2011

In the Chelsea neighborhood, I spotted this stylish young man.  I asked him if I could take a picture of him and his scarf.  He told me his friend made it from a damaged sweater, and added some more artistic tearing to it along the way.  He then proceeded to ask me if I had a light.  I didn’t.  And I resisted from mentioning the evils of smoking.  He looked like he was twelve, but probably was older than that.  Yet I was flattered that he thught I was a possibly hip enough grandma to ask!


Wonderful Art Car

April 20, 2011

A really wonderful art car that was parked right in front of the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show last weekend.

RE Store’s 10th Annual Recycled Arts & Fashion Show

January 24, 2011


Call for Recycled Art, Functional Designs or Trash Fashions

The RE Store presents the 10th Annual Recycled Arts & Fashion Show, the Pacific N.W.’s largest sustainable art happening, with four juried galleries, four trash fashion shows, hands-on workshops and more. Gallery partners include Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Western Washington University, New York Fashion Academy, Blowing Sands Gallery, Smith & Vallee Gallery, and The RE Store.

Submit your art, functional designs or trash fashions via the online web form by no later than March 4, 2011:

Learn more about the show and view online galleries from past years:

Fabulous French Hooks

December 7, 2010

I found these fabulous metal hooks at my favorite brocante from our September trip to Provence.  Recently I attached them to this salvaged board, and placed it on a wall in our home’s entry area.  Above it is a hat rack made from an old rake.  That project can be found in my Salvage Studio book

These hooks make me crazy happy, and are so useful.  A true twofer!

Dicks Goes Deluxe in Recycling

August 17, 2010

Dicks is one of our favorite local fast food chains.  They have five locations around the Seattle area, and a legion of loyal customers.  Raoul and I were enjoying a fine dining experience there this last weekend.  I’m not sure how long they have had these impressive recycling containers.  But I was so happy when I realized they weren’t regular trash cans.  All their food packaging can go in the compostables containers!   Plus they have pictures of everything that is considered compostable on the side.

So of course I had to hop out of the car with my camera phone to take this picture, and share the news.