Monday, August 29, 2011

ReMaking It with The Creative Connection!

I'm super excited to be a part of this year's The Creative Connection! This conference is being sponsored by Sterling, the super-awesome publishers of my book, ReMake It.

I'm excitedly preparing for my sessions on Repurposed paper - creating gift bows, paper beads and more. Class participants will learn all my paper tricks for ReMaking projects from magazine pages. There will be loads of other super-awesome classes led by other authors, crafters, cooks, and more. A few highlights include crafty faves like Shannon Okey, Betz White, and Ashley English.

So get Creative! Get Connected! And secure your crafty spot this September! There are still a few registration spots open. The event is September 15 - 17 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mark your Calendar for Maker Faire

Thanks to all who came out this weekend for some RePlayGround fun! We had a blast teaching craft projects and talkin' trash at the New York Hall of Science Maker Days and Summer Streets NYC event.

To view photos of the events, click here and here.

If you missed out on all the fun, not to fear! We'll be back at the NY Hall of Science for Maker Faire NYC in September. This year's event includes robotics, textile arts and crafts, biotech and chemistry experiments and much more! Be sure to stop by the RePlayGround table for some hands-on eco-crafty projects to make and take.

When: Sept. 17-18 2011
Where: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Queens NY

Friday, August 19, 2011

RePlayGround fun this weekend!

Are you looking for some recycling fun this weekend? Drop by one of our events and make a free craft project! We'll be at Summer Streets NYC at the GoGo Squeez tent, where you can make a gift bow and a wallet out of recycled GoGo Squeez applesauce wrapper. You can also find us at Maker Days at the NY Hall of Science, where you'll learn how to craft envelopes and gift bows out of old magazines.

August 20, 2011 7AM-1PM
Foley Square, NYC

August 20-21, 2011 12-5PM
NY Hall of Science
47-01 111th St. Queens, NY 11368

See you there for some eco-crafty fun!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Times for upcycled office designs!

Hey there RePlayGround readers!

Here's a great article that came out yesterday in the New York Times. It's titled Making Designs out of Rubbish by Penelope Green. It talks about my work with the uber-awesome-upcycling company TerraCycle and about our upcycled office renovations that I put together with the rest of the design crew.

If you're interested in having your own office space upcycled, let me know!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Photojojo helps us put a new spin on our photos

The wonderfully crafty photo site, Photojojo, featured one of our projects in their newsletter this week! Swing by their site and get the complete how-to. And sign up for the newsletter while you're at it. You'll get fun photo ideas straight to your inbox on a regular basis.

And if you're looking for more crafty photo goodness, be sure to pick up a copy of their book, Photojojo - insanely great photo projects and DIY ideas. We contributed to a project in there. And we have ourselves our own copy and really do think the book is insanely great. Get up and start your photojojo!

Friday, August 5, 2011

GoGo and upcycle with us tomorrow!

GoGo squeeZ and TerraCycle will be taking part in this year’s Summer Streets event in New York City and we'll be there showing people how to upcycled items from their packaging material!

Summer Streets was set up in the city as a way to let people walk, run, bike, rollerblade and just enjoy the fresh air without being bothered by the noise and pollutants of cars. The festivities will run during three consecutive Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20 from 7am to 1pm. Our location is at Foley Square in NYC on the corner of Lafayette Street and Duane Street.

Check out the GoGo squeeZ tents where you’ll find samples of the GoGo squeeZ product and some fun activities. You will be able to take part in a TerraCycle upcycling event, where you can make wallets and bows out of GoGo squeeZ pouches! Come to the event and upcycle with us!

For more information on how you can be a member of the GoGo squeeZ Brigade click here.