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Simple way to more creative spaces
In Utrecht artists transformed a dull building- imagine if we applied some of that creativity to spaces around us: 
3rd December 2019 by narellehooper 1 Comments
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High Fashion Couture- From Recycled and Discarded Materials
West Village artist Debra Rapoport, 73, has a knack for turning garbage into fashion. Her signature hats, made from paper towels, sell for as much as $450. “Recycled materials speak to me. It’s like they say, ‘Give me a second life!’ She finds recycled, discarded and unusual materials and gives them a brilliant second life as high fashion couture. No items or material of any origin are out of consideration for her “Gifted and Thrifted” unique creations, A self-described “advanced style star”, Rapoport combs the streets of New York City in search of that which catches her eye. http://debrarapoport.com/
2nd December 2019 by make-happen 1 Comments
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Making a graveyard tour a very interesting experience
Community groups on Long Island NY collaborated to produce a graveyard tour. "Widows" in Victorian dress guided us to tombstones of interesting historical people where actors portrayed them.The last actor, dressed as a Victorian undertaker, told us about burial customs at that time, and showed us photographs of dead people with their families, as if they were alive.We then had afternoon tea in the church- all quite an experience.
1st December 2019 by ideaspies03 0 Comments
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Eyeware that gives
Parafina offers designer eyewear in eco-friendly materials at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. Their tagline is, “See Beyond Trash". Through constant experimentation with materials, design, and manufacturing techniques, they aim to reinvent the eyewear market and reintroduce consumers to products that are thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted. They created Parafina as a company that would finance education programs with every pair of eyewear sold along with other activities. SOCIAL They donate 5% of every purchase to social project #LlévaleAlCole. ECO-FRIENDLY All shades are made with recycled materials. 100% RADICAL Eyewear as never seen before.
25th November 2019 by make-happen 0 Comments
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A dancing bird in your garden
I saw this bird amongst many in a garden shop in Long Island NY.  It had  to be sent in oversized baggage on my flight back to Sydney and I'm very pleased I went to the trouble. It's fun to have her in our garden swinging with the wind. 
24th November 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
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Unearthing a pictorial history
The State Library of NSW has been able to transform its archives into a a public gallery offering a pictorial history of NSW. Collections are displayed in separate rooms for portraits and landscapes. The background to each artwork and its location is displayed on screens like the one shown. Many donors have helped to restore the artworks. Restoration of the painting shown was supported by Dr Wendy Michaels. https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about-library/foundation
20th November 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 4.5 out of 5)