Friday, December 31, 2010

Compare Phillips' new AmbientLED Bulb to CFLs


Just read on Inhabitat about the new Phillips AmbientLED light bulbs. They last way longer than CFLs, and with no mercury to worry about! Excellent!

I wanted to compare the energy and lifespan specs on The AmbientLED and an equivalent CFL bulb:

Light output: 900 Lumens
Energy used: 14 watts
Life hours: 10,000 hours

Light output: 800 Lumens
Energy used: 12 W (consumes a little less energy)
Average Life hours: 25000 hours (lasts way longer)

See for yourself:



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Alice Wu of Feral Childe talks about Chinese manufacturing

Check out this article on EcoSalon. Alice Wu of the sustainable fashion company Feral Childe, sounds off about the way manufacturing in China is viewed in the environmentalist community.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Maker Faire NYC 2010!

Garbage of Eden Design was at the NY Hall of Science for Maker Faire NYC last weekend! Cassie and I gave workshops on making flower shaped magnets from recycled plastics and hats from newspapers. We got some great candid shots of our visitors in crafting action. Check them out!

Don't forget to add us on Facebook and Twitter to get first dibs on all our upcoming recycled craft workshops!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Park(ing) Day 2010!

Park(ing)Day is Friday Sept 17th!
Garbage of Eden Design will be participating with Sustainable Flatbush at the corner of Cortelyou Rd near the library. Stop by and say hi! :)

Help Protect NYC's Community Gardens!

Did you know that the law protecting NYC's community gardens from being taken over by developers is about to expire?

City officials are working on new rules to protect the gardens, but unless we speak up, those rules may not be strong enough.

I just signed this petition calling on Mayor Bloomberg and City officials to make sure that the new rules PERMANENTLY PROTECT our community gardens from development. Can you take a moment to sign, too?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New Favorite Blog! :)

Just found about about this blog:
Love it! :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Mermaid Parade and BP protests

I checked out the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island yesterday with friends. It was great!

This year there were also several somber (and necessary) reminders of what's going on with the BP oil spill in the gulf:

Rev. Billy

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Value Exploration Series by Lauren Vanessa Tickle

Just saw this on Inhabitat. Ms. Tickle showed her series called "Value Exploration" at the Model Citizens Show. Great concept and really beautiful piece!

Trashy Chic Thursdays at Linger Cafe & Lounge!

Please join us Thursday, June 3rd for our first Trashy Chic Thursdays!

Opening Reception; 7:30 to 8:00 pm follow by a Fashion Show at 8:00 pm of Haitian designer Catherine E. Charlot of HIMANE and me, Stephanie Huffaker of Garbage of Eden Design. We'll be introducing our apparel and accessories designs made from recycled old clothes, discarded umbrellas and plastic bags.

Trashy Chic Thursdays is a monthly party/exhibition series introducing the work of local artists and designers who focus on recycled materials while supporting an important cause ( Come check out the excitement (and the excellent food!) at Linger Cafe & Lounge, located at 533 Atlantic between 3rd & 4th Ave.

All items will be on sale, 30% of your purchase will go to support the Collective Hands Foundation ( in their effort to promote recycling program in schools and to help build and sustain a unique art and design school in Haiti.

Check out this event on facebook.
Stay tuned for more "Trashy Chic Thursdays" and other eco-friendly events.

See you there!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Embroidered Bread Art by Catherine McEver

I think this is a clever idea! More info here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Materials for the Arts

My friend Kerrie and I volunteered at Materials for the Arts on New Year's Day. Great place and we met several interesting people!