A little good news — about tossed cabbage?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tokyo-university-research-food-waste-turned-construction-materials/ Who are we kidding here? This is really cool! Using a technology that already existed in the lumber industry to recycle our composting into building materials!!! As an artist and maker space teacher, I would love to get my hands on this stuff and let my students' fertile imaginations run wild with it!

A little good news — about garbage?

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/mr-trash-wheel-family-grows-while-gobbling-tons-of-trash-every-day/ I think this is an amazing idea to implement in all cities that are on the water. I can see it being used as a teaching tool and very memorable mascot for lessons on littering and recycling. I hope to see much more of these.

A little good news — about an inspired and inspiring recycler

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/eco-warrior-makes-toys-mosquito-repellents-naman-gupta/ Bravo!!!! Kudos! Way to go! You are inspiring! This guy saw a problem and it's accompanying need, them imagined a whole series of solution. He built an industry around it! All from what he discovered is one of the most discarded and I non-recycled items in the world: cigarette butts.

A little good news — Recycled industry

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/150-brands-commit-to-using-recycled-paper-through-pack-4-good-by-canopy/

A little good news — Now you can put our money where your mouth is

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/60-oceania-companies-sign-pledge-to-reduce-plastic-waste-totally-over-4-years/ For years I've been telling people that we must choose the products we purchase and from whom we purchase them. That means choosing companies with values you share. Here are 60 more companies that I'm looking closely at to add to my list.

A little good news — paving the way to solving what to do with all those face masks

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/recycled-face-masks-added-to-road-building-material-to-reduce-waste/ In my view, this is a lot of good news!!! The statistic that grabbed me was that on average we are consuming 6 billion face masks a day during this pandemic!!!! And they are all easily recycled into other practical materials... in this case: roads!

Documenting how to make a canvas-stretcher from found materials – A Lesson Plan for the Maker Lab

An Impromptu Lesson in Craftiness – Scrap Material Canvas Stretcher

During a recent Zoom class, which normally lasts about four hours, I realized I have a really hard time attending to four hours of video talking... ARG! It just hurts my eyes and I feel drained from the focused attention on the screen. Ok, enough complaining, Mario!!! While the class was on,. I needed to … Continue reading An Impromptu Lesson in Craftiness – Scrap Material Canvas Stretcher

Minimalism With A Twist of Lemon

Bauhaus Minimalist Set Original Materials: Laminated (pine veneer) plywood, with pine legs.Refinished With: Charcoal Black Milk Paint for the drawer faces & sides, Canary Yellow Furniture Paint for inside the drawers, the shelves, and legs. Dimensions: a) Sideboard W – 42″ (107cm), D – 13.75″ (35cm), H – 20″ (50cm); b) Side tables W - … Continue reading Minimalism With A Twist of Lemon

The Well-Traveled Trunk – Part 1

Imagine The Travels This Truck Has Taken... Considering the humour and wit of the donor of this amazing find, I can well imagine it's seen quite a bit. The world, in fact. What can I do with such a storied piece that will allow it to see so much more? At first thought, I imagined … Continue reading The Well-Traveled Trunk – Part 1