EcoArt

I’m loving Greendrinks.org

by EcoStreet July 11, 2010 Activism

Greendrinks.org describes itself as an organic, self-organising network of people interested in green living and/or who work in the environmental field. It’s a great place to meet people who view the environment the way you do. I’ve attended the Newlands meet-up at Josephine Mill before, and met a guy who builds wind turbines in his […]

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The unpredictable geography of mending

by EcoStreet June 16, 2010 EcoArt

Most think of mending as drudgery.  Some think of it as another way to be creative, while extending the life of a pair of jeans and saving money, and **being green**. The Unpredictable Geography of Mending [dainty time]

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Vuvuzelas: because what else is there to blog about today?

by EcoStreet June 11, 2010 EcoArt

photo credit Jennifer Stern I woke up to the sounds of vuvuzelas blowing this morning. Cape Town has reached fever pitch. Today is the start of the FIFA World Cup 2010. Flags are flying. There’s something in the air. It even feels like summer today, even though it’s winter here. The sun is shining, and […]

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EcoDIY: popsickle stick guitar

by EcoStreet May 27, 2010 EcoArt

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere you’ll be starting to eat frozen lollies before long. If you collected enough of them (friends, family, local Scout group) you too could make one of these. Isn’t it beautiful? Popsickle stick guitar [Instructables] Craftzine

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Have you ever wondered what to do with your husbands huge collection of old National Geographics?

by EcoStreet May 27, 2010 EcoArt

I first found out about the old National Geographic stash when my boyfriend and I moved in together in 2001. He’s now my husband and the National Geographic collection has crossed continents with us. I was very excited to see this. Something like this would look great on the wall in the living room of […]

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Giveaway: turquoise vegetable ivory earrings from Muichic

by EcoStreet May 24, 2010 Competitions

Andres Arango sent me a pretty pair of turquoise vegetable ivory earrings from his Muichic collection to give away to a reader. Andres is an architect & designer from Colombia living in Burlington, Vermont. His Muichic jewellery collection is made from the Tagua nut (aka.vegetable ivory): a botanical alternative to ivory; a seed that comes […]

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Cocoon Designs: using anything again

by EcoStreet May 23, 2010 EcoArt

I have just discovered (and fallen in love with) Karna Erickson’s creatures at her Cocoon Designs etsy shop. where do all good robots go – $295.00 USD They’re all made of recycled materials. the quilts secret no1 and 2 – $75.00 USD Old quilts, yarn, felted sweaters, fabrics, vintage and thrifted. peace keeper – $40.00 […]

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