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Oh. Yes indeed. I like. The luxest upcycling of e-waste I have seen yet. Thanks Paola Mirai. The cufflinks in his range would have to be the near perfect gift for the IT guys in our lives.
Work your hands to the bone dude, and convert all this stuff into smackloads of jewels. Far more pleasing.
Its been the week of tree decorating, making wrapping paper, making cards, writing cards and gift wrapping. And with such activity comes the obligatory carol listening. I am a sucker for the classics, and for just about anything to do with snow. Which makes no sense I know, but anything written about a Kiwi Christmas has too many nasty references to pohutukawas and sausages for me. Here are my current favourites:
Perhaps not so much to do with Christmas at all but how I do love a good duo.
Congratulations Deb! The lucky winner of the competition to win this Kowtow Clothing Rail Piece (RRP $145). Its a top, a skirt and like all their fantastic stuff also fairtrade and organic. Totally, totally awesome.
Well done to Deb for being comment #8. Great work! If you feel like winning something too, its still not too late – enter this giveaway from ecostore here.
On Saturday the 10th of December, Kowtow Clothing are hosting a workroom sale from 10am till 6pm. They are seriously clearing out, so if you want to get in for some Xmas bargains go early! They will have on offer $10 / $20 / $30 / $40 bins, seconds, samples plus 20% off the current collection. The workroom is at Studio 1, 231 Thorndon Quay, Wellington.
This is part of a longer talk on TED by Louie Schwartzberg on the hidden beauty of pollination. He has spent the last decades doing timelapse photography, and the results are just astounding. If you have time to listen to him talk to, it is well, well worth it.
“Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.”
Photo Booth Fun is New Zealand’s Photo Booth Company, specialising in bring the joy of retro photo booths back to life. The booth takes four photos and prints them instantly.
Brett and his fantastic Photo Booth will be at The Big Shwop 2011, so you can get snap-happy in the Shwop Interlude. Woop woop! We are sure it’ll be a cracker jack hit with y’all.
“The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It’s time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let’s build it better.”
All the details, questions and annotated script for the story are on the website here.
“This isn’t just a flimsy idea or a short-term trend, but a powerful cultural and economic force – reinventing not just what we consume, but how we consume.”