By Karen MacKay on August 27, 2012
As an artist and designer, I’m often collecting scraps of wood in hopes of resurrecting them into something beautiful, a new work of art possibly, or maybe something functional for a friend. No doubt plenty of my fellow DIYers have growing piles of mismatched wood just waiting to be transformed into something magnificent. To get you motivated for your next weekend project, here’s a little inspiration to stir your creative juices.
By Becky Striepe on June 8, 2012
It’s World Oceans Day, and around the world folks are planning events to celebrate our world’s oceans and raise awareness about how fragile they are.
By Becky Striepe on January 30, 2012
Guerrilla gardening is a great way to add some green to a blighted space. Whether we’re talking seedbombs or late-night plantings, guerilla gardeners everywhere are doing their parts to make the urban landscape a bit greener.
Steve Wheen takes the idea in a whimsical direction with his pothole gardens.
By Becky Striepe on January 18, 2012
We love any project that uses reclaimed wood, and I’m totally digging this super sweet reclaimed wood art from Olga Oreshyna. I love the textures and colors of these pieces!
By Becky Striepe on December 14, 2011
Garbagea is artist Asher Jay’s response to the plastic gyres polluting our oceans.
Asher wanted to raise awareness about the trouble with single use plastic and plastic pollution in an engaging way. Garbagea imagines those gyres as living continents and explores our culture of waste. I think this project is fascinating, and Asher was kind enough to answer some questions about the project, what inspired it, and where it’s going.