Friday, October 30, 2009

Austin Creative Reuse, dudes!!

The eagle has landed! Come find out more about this scintillating new project on Thursday November 5th at AAMP at 411 W. Monroe. 7pm. Artists, teachers, makers of things, crafty folks, curious onlookers, anyone and everyone is welcome. More info at

Thursday, October 22, 2009

More fun with pallets

.... or you could also build a playhouse, a compost bin, or chicken coop.... get on with you now, go to it. These things are golden.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Squirrels be Damned

They'll have a devil of a time getting their little paws on this bounty. This is so cool... easily made with a soda bottle and a wooden bowl (or heck, it doesn't even have to be wooden) found at a thrift store or whatevah.
From design*sponge, found through

Tiny Pallet Houses

You know those ubiquitous wooden shipping pallets... made out of cheap wood... often seen discarded at the side of the road? Well this smart feller started this blog outlining how to build a whole house out of 'em. In the wake of Katrina he was feeling a wee bit annoyed about people not having places to live and stuff. Just a wee bit.
Hooray! I get so excited when people can build something so necessary and useful (and seemingly unattainable, even) out of a perfectly reasonable, plentiful resource, which it is our common practice at the moment to discard.
Wow... I just had a vision of how the world will shift... when we move away from further depleting our natural resources and open our eyes to these abundant materials right before us. We'll be like Pa Ingalls looking ravenously out at the fruited plains and thick forests of the West... exceptin' it's mungo that we'll be building our houses and chicken coops and cars out of... there's certainly enough to here to last us for a few hundred years....

Thursday, October 1, 2009