Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Parallel Synergy

Railroad Bridge Near Tacoma Dome Bus Station
taken from the bus!
hey, if we work at the 3 (4th is cultural) pillars of sustainable life from the human arrogant perspective...which is only natural; like it's what we know best (however little we really know) will we find those principles to be relevant in healing our personal selves as well?

As we reinterpret the definitions of value and understand how a lot of stuff quickly turns into trash, clutter, useless or worse; it actually impedes our lives with its swell and the taking care of, disposing of or otherwise trying to manage it, are we not in trouble?

Do our own wounded emotions that we fail to confront, sort through and "heal" trigger this trouble and make us easy marketing targets? If we felt better about ourselves and our lives would we want less stuff?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Detroit Dolly

Dolly Rocker Lookfound on Etsy!
part of the Detroit reDux ...the city that is about urban reclaim and soon to be the home of the US Social Forum 2010, is where Cara Lundgren does refashion and vintage upcycles that are on Etsy right now.
I am loving it! i remember the first time i saw Doc Marten meet a nostalgic floral; aah yes! These Grunge heyday re-ups are about looking forward and that Feminine /Masculine mix feels right ...especially now (the integrated self brings forth the connected world view).
Maybe Detroit will be the City of Sustainable Styling?
In Cara's immortal words "More shameless self promotion... a girls got to make a living!"
damn straight!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Rag Trade in Miami

Stephany does eco clothing and environmental graffitti; making Miami beautiful with help from her friends...
lovin' this part of the Threadbangers video.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Evergreen College Spring Fair

handmade and remade by djb

Tacoma campus next Saturday, May 15th from 1-4.

The Snack Chips bag in the photo was intended to get attention to the factory food/junk fillers Americans are consuming and how it backfires in our national health.

The finished bag ended up being chosen for a free drawing; so come on by and try your luck.

The red upcycle grocery bag will also be given away, just drop by the booth "Whats Up With The Scales? and pledge to try some healthier alternatives.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Blue Jeans

Ultra Touch by Bonded Logic, is a recycled cotton denim insulation. Well that is a nice product lifecycle story from covering bums to whole house warming. It appears to be environmentally friendly and user friendly too.