Artists Space, a non-profit art space in SoHo, has recently launched some new web based projects. This one downloads a new image of an artists' work to your computer's desktop every day. The works are selected by a group of international curators and the software is free. Click here to download instantly. (Works only on Mac computers)
While it's all good fun to run around in blind panic about our collapsing economy, eventually we need to find a way around it. One solution? Barter and trade! Yessir crafty folk, if you posses talents ranging from knitting to plumbing, you can save your money and instead exchange goods for services or goods for goods. If you're looking to sake your crafty lust, how about offering a trade on Etsy Alchemy? Need to fix your car? Community bartering networks are popping up all over, so you can trade your skills or goods for things you need without breaking your budget. Can't find one in your town? Start one!
Calling all super crafty families & peeps. The totally design-rad Inhabitots is sponsoring an (eco) fab Green Halloween Contest where readers simply have to share their eco-savvy ideas for greening Halloween this year. Leave a clever comment and be in the running for some pretty sweet treats! You know you want an owl onesie for you know-hoo!
It's not long till Halloween now, and if you haven't already got your craft on, well now's the time. With the economy looking about as optimistic as a snowball in hell, all those shiny Halloween decorations at Target might look a bit pricey. (That hasn't stopped me from buying too many of them, but still) If you're looking for some serious Halloween DIY inspiration, you have to check out the blog of Dave Lowe, halloween aficionado extraordinaire. He's got a whole bunch of swank DIY crafts. I already made the flameless candle...