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National Thrift Week!

National Thrift Week!

January 17-23 is National Thrift Week! Check out the history here, enter the contest, or read up on thrift.

Also, think about marking each day of the week with a thrifty activity, such as holding a potluck or organizing a stuff swap.

If you love Superstudio

If you love Superstudio

Then you will enjoy Mary Iverson's drawings on magazine spreads. If you don't know the conceptual Italian 70's architectural collective Superstudio then here you go.

Papercraft on steriods

Papercraft on steriods

My papercraft experience runs the gamut from fortune teller to paper airplane. I think I tried to fold a swan once, but I don't think it worked out. These people, however, have clearly taken their OCD for a papercraft ride. Enjoy!

ikea lamp after the spidey accident

ikea lamp after the spidey accident

if an ikea lamp had a spiderman like radioactive mutating accident, it might look something like this. not a bad look. and sounds (!) easy to do even without radioactivity.

My Kind of Advent Calendar

My Kind of Advent Calendar

Riva, an editor here, is doing a blog advent calendar where she will, for the next 24 days, post to her blog in honor of her slow, simple, inexpensive Christmas.



VON SONO: Eileen Fisher for Crackheads

VON SONO: Eileen Fisher for Crackheads

German clothing designer VON SONO's fall/winter line is like Eileen Fisher for crackheads. I think I'm in love.

The Scarf Drive

The Scarf Drive

Our annual scarf drive is on! Please join us by making a scarf! All the details are here.

Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion

Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion

“Ethics + Aesthetics"—an exhibition on sustainable fashion—just opened at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, where it will remain on view through February 20, 2010.

The exhibition explores the work of artists and designers who seek practical and symbolic solutions to the question of integrating sustainable practices into the fashion system.

Organized around three main themes—Reduce, Revalue and Rethink—it expands on the traditional ecological mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by acknowledging the importance of aesthetics within fashion design.

Among the artists and designers included are Bodkin, Alabama Chanin, Susan Cianciolo, Kelly Cobb, Loomstate, Rogan, Max Osterweis/ SUNO, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, SANS, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Uluru, and Andrea Zittel and Tiprin Follett/Smockshop.

For more information, please vist Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

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