I discovered Shelter Protects You while reading Nylon magazine. I LOVE the prints and styles. Especially the rucksacks. Their bags are made in Ashville, NC using fabric discovered by searching long and hard. And I just love that picture on the front page of their website. Check it out.
I've always liked this image of these plastic bottles lined up in the garage. It reminds me to keep looking for innovative ways to reuse, remake and create. During the holidays, it's easy to get caught up in buying new things and wanting new things, when really, some of the best things come from nothing. I'm trying to keep this in mind as I round up my last bit of holiday gifts. Happy Friday!
I am delighted by these lovely quilted blankets from Specks & Keepings. They are made from recycled fiber and cutting room scraps and are then lined with organic, cotton fleece. Perfect for snuggling on a dreary day like today.
Have you ever worked in an office cubical where all your furniture seemed plastic and cheap? And the color scheme reminded you of something terrible- like the dentist's office waiting room? I know I've worked in a place like that and I always wondered how this type or furniture could be spruced up. You can't really paint it or refinish it...
Sovrappensiero design studio gave me some ideas, though. They've taken some out-of-date office paraphernalia and refurbished it by adding natural wood and giving items a new purpose. Yep, I like it.
Take a look at these shirts. See the top one with the milk carton? It's about $85. And the cargo plane? Only a mere $300,000. It's a little more expensive than your average tee, because the graphic on the shirt represents exactly what your donation to UNICEF will deliver to the Horn of Africa. Pretty nifty, eh? Artists, Christine and Justin Gignac, partnered with UNICEF to do the artwork for the shirts. Their site, Wants for Sale, sells artwork they have done that illustrates things they are going to buy. Painting of a slice of pepperoni pizza? Three bucks. One beer? Seven bucks. Financial security? 1 million bucks (that one hasn't sold yet). So, you get the idea. I think it's so clever and funny. Check out Wants for Sale and read on to see more Good Shirts pics.
*Thanks to my great, big brother for stepping in and writing this post. I had originally intended for him to write about interesting science things (he is a very talented science teacher), but then this came along (watch the video!) and also seemed suited to his interests...