Monday, April 2, 2012

Earrings Workshop at Film Biz Recycling- April 29th

Need a unique, personalized gift for an environmentally-conscious friend? Or just looking to add a sweet new set of earrings to your collection while upping your eco/crafting cred? Have we got a class for you!

Join us for a 1.5 hour hands-on workshop (ages 13+) at Film Biz Recycling’s RE-Workshop. We’ll be using rescued plastic bags and umbrella frames to make fun, diamond-shaped eco-earrings. All materials provided.

What you’ll get from this class:

* knowledge of “upcycling” or how to use unusual (& often free!) everyday items to create interesting and eco-friendly craft projects.
* your own pair of fashionable earrings that look beautiful and have a low environmental impact.

Event Info

Address: 540 President St, Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Date & Time: Sunday April 29th, 1-2pm
Cost: $30

Please click the "Buy Now" button below to register. See you there! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mac Folkes- I like this guy!

Just read an interview with Mac Folkes on the JC Report.

I wholeheartedly agree with this quote:
"There’s far too much of everything—too many brands, too many seasons, too much fast fashion. I strongly endorse the creed: “We don’t need more things, we need better things.”"

exactly Mac! slow fashion, slow design of all kinds, slow, thoughtful considered living....

I need to remind myself to slooowww dooowwwnnn sometimes.

think I'll go make myself a cup o' tea, perhaps watch an episode of mad men...while making a bracelet...but slowly! I promise! lol

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I was in the neighborhood today so I got the chance to check out the installation: Knitting is for Pus*** by fiber artist Olek, at the Christopher Henry Gallery.

In this installation she made a replica of her bedroom, including bringing in some of the actual furniture. The text knitted into the walls etc are random phrases from notes and text messages she's received or sent.

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