Thursday, September 23, 2010

Make it to Maker Faire!

If you're at all into do-it-yourself-ing and making stuff and anywhere remotely near the NYC area, then the Maker Faire at the NY Hall of Science is event you must make it to this weekend.

You can learn how to knit, make your own circuit board, craft up a metro card holder, twist up some plastic bag magnets, and much much more.

RePlayGround will be there ReMaking stuff and showing you how to ReMake stuff, too. You can even catch Abby, myself and the rest of the RePlayGround crew showing you how to make gift bows, wallets, and more out of TerraCycle food wrapper. And catch my demo on the subject at 11am on Saturday in the Craft stage at the Faire.

Catch the faire and make stuff for yourself!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We're in a generation T!

I'm pretty busy these days creating DIY projects of my own, so it's not often that I find time to follow a project that someone else has created. But there are times when I'm feeling a little crafty and come across that perfect project that is clever and just plain simple. Like this tank top project - from my friend, Megan Nicolay's newest book - Generation T - Beyond Fashion. This style is "The Best of Two Tees" and you can get the book and do-it-yourself just like I did. Super clever, super easy, super-duper DIY!

Plus in true making stuff DIY style - you can see Megan's recent blog post about my t-shirt skirt on her blog.

And if you're in the NYC area this weekend, you can catch Megan, myself, and a whole slew of DIYers at the biggest DIY event around - the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science. If you can MAKE it here, you can make it anywhere.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

High flying trash!

Ever wanted to fly a kite on the roof of a building in New York City? Well tomorrow is your chance!! I'll be at the Port Authority with TerraCycle kites and some extras to share. If you caught the Oreo Cookie wrapper kite in the first episode of Garbage Moguls, here's your chance to fly one of those all by yourself. This event is being put on by our friends at the Fashion Center so check out their website for all of the details.

Woo hoo! Hi flying, trashy fun!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trash talkin' with More Hip than Hippie!

The hip ladies over at More Hip Than Hippie recently called me up to talk trash. You can listen to the podcast on their site here. It'll fill you in on all of the trash happenings around RePlayGround because we're always loaded with lots of fun upcycled goodness!

Thanks for the great interview Dori and Val! You guys rock my eco-world!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Make stuff with us!

Are you a recycling enthusiast? Do you love talking about and teaching others how they can make stuff? Do you live in the New York City area? And are you just generally fun to be around? If you answered yes to the above questions, we want to hear from you!

We're pleased to announce that we're looking for a new part time PR and Events Coordinator here at our RePlayGround. Responsibilities will include general PR promotion of our do-it-yourself recycling goodness, and event coordinating and planning. Email your resume and why you're perfect for the position to jobs (at) replayground (dot) com.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Life for Shredded Paper

On a lunchtime stroll the other day I noticed that someone was putting shredded paper to good use in a tree pit.

We covered something similar in our Rethink/Reuse series last year, and it's always nice to see "trash" being used for noble purposes, like keeping our hard-working street trees* a little bit healthier. (*Did you know that each year, 272 tons of air pollution are intercepted or absorbed by trees in NYC? And that street trees raise surrounding property values? Learn more here.)