#DesignTaxi has the #trend analysis from Lonny.com—and for all you #upcyclers out there—it is a boon! Check out the Ikea trends for 2017. Since we strive to #reuse and make things that people will love in their homes, it is good to anticipate the trends and offer upcycled items that folks will #desire!
Next Tuesday, July 26, is the monthly meeting of the Austin Zero Waste Alliance (AZWA). We’ll be at Recycled Reads again (5335 Burnet Road) and we’ll be hearing from some awesome new local Zero Waste efforts and discussing our upcoming Compost Tour with the Austin City Council. We’d love to have you there!
WHAT: Austin Zero Waste Alliance Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 7 PM
WHERE: Recycled Reads 5335 Burnet Road
WHY: Help Secure Austin’s Zero Waste future!
We usually have light snacks and it’s a great chance to network and socialize with like-minded Zero Waste enthusiasts.
Vissla & Surfrider have an upcycle contest!
I think I have posted about Reloved before, but every month it keeps getting better. I am also an advocate for #zerowaste—so I subscribe to their blog. I find new ways to upcycle furniture and textiles in every issue. Check it out for inspiration!
They also co-sponsor #upcycling competitions.
I am a Pinterest junky. C’est moi. I love combining search terms and see what lovely middle-section Venn diagram pins result. I am very partial to #zerowaste and #fashion #design. This one is from #SoucieTextiles.
From Toronto The Globe and Mail #JULIENGIGNAC
There is a industrial arts studio, Fugitive Glue, in Toronto that upcycles discarded barbecue tanks and makes statement pieces for your home. Just the right amount of distress with your rugged utility!
One of the beauties of #sustainable #fashion is that you get to problem solve and look at #waste as a resource. Beru Kids is doing just that! They are taking #deadstock and making wonderful kids clothing that is locally sourced and ethical. I love these playsets and their ethos.
Here are some great #inspo #upcycle photos from DIYNetwork.
There is a winner! #WalesOnline chose their winning entry! Suzi Dorey won the best upcycle of the year with her garden mirrors. She achieved the dappled, distressed look for the mirrors with Rust-oleum Mirror Effect.
I have several upcycles in progress that I can use this on! Thanks for the tip, Suzi! And congrats!
The Upcycle Item of the Year category for the #WalesOnline Property Awards in association with Waterstone Homes is a chance for upcycle artists to show their transformative “magic”!
There are (3) shortlisted entries —which one deserves the bragging rights of the #upcycle item of the year?