I’ve been wishing for an online marketplace specializing in eco-friendly products. It’s as if Liz and Jeff of Cosa Verde answered my mental pleas. Their new, beautifully designed gallery connects 120 indie makers with environmentally conscious shoppers. Sellers’ wares are screened and must fit into at least one “green” category, such as organic, repurposed, or cruelty-free. That's a refreshing dose of transparency in a green-washed world!
Check out my full review on the Re-Construct DVD blog.
I think this crafty boutique and workshop in Williamsburg gets my vote for best name: Spacecraft!
Fiber Arctic opens Friday June 12th at Schmancy Gallery in Seattle!
Urban Plant Research (Sara Bouchard & Leslie Kuo)are going to be in residence at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY starting in August and are looking for more plant lovers to do mini events/walks/talks/how tos about their experiences with urban gardening. Get in touch with them if this sounds like you!
If you were to take all the great performers of the last century from Cab Calloway to Klaus Nomi, add the powerful voice of Nina Simone, the back story complexity of Sun Ra, and the face of an angel you might synthesize Janelle Monae, a soul singing android here to save the human race.
I'm not on the twitter and had found nothing to endear me to it until now.
New Social Inquiry (co-edited by yours truly) is LIVE! NSI is an entirely online, open-access public-academic journal that aims to bring together artists, creative writers, craftspeople, journalists, filmmakers, AND academics in order to create and contribute public dialogue that is accessible to engaging, relevant to non-specialists, and sophisticated enough to push debates forward.
Check out photo essay by Tony Foushe and Aaron Doyle, prose-poetry, a review of Learningtoloveyoumore.com and a Shotgun essay by Ottawa's own, Tony Martins.
There are three major craft events going on this weekend and my triple-transformer is broken, so I can only go to one. I'll be at Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philadelphia, while ICE Atlanta and Maker Faire (San Mateo) is happening this weekend too. My Sublime Stitching helpers will be at ICE, and good friend Mr. Jalopy will be at Maker Faire. Come say hi to all of us, wherever you may be this weekend!
If you, or your kid, or indeed anyone in your circle of trust, lives every week like it's shark week, then this is the hat for them.
Thanks Boing Boing!