Costumes of Oz

Costumes of Oz

Posted on August 13, 2013 by

One of our newest recipients, Haberdasher Theatre, celebrates their eighth season by bringing back The Wonderful Remix of Oz. Their modern-day metropolitan update on the cult-classic takes Dorothy on an adventure through the big city of Oz to find the Wizard, …

The Art of Environmental Justice

The Art of Environmental Justice

Posted on May 31, 2013 by

Wind chimes are functional, kinetic, and multi-sensory sculptures that interact with the environment, and they can be assembled from old hangers, cutlery, wires, beads, scrap metal, paper, and other salvaged materials. Artfully Unforgotten (AU)’s new participatory DIG IN ART: Outdoor …

Reuse Runway

Reuse Runway

Posted on May 29, 2013 by

Trash bag tutus, plastic bag party dresses, and paper pleated skirts. Aspiring young artists at M.S. 254 in the Bronx transformed cast-offs into an enviable closet of unique gowns and garments. Students in the Fashion Class, part of the Community Association …

Third Thursdays: DIY Fashion Extravaganza workshop with Culture Push’s Michael DiPietro!

Third Thursdays: DIY Fashion Extravaganza workshop with Culture Push’s Michael DiPietro!

Posted on May 10, 2012 by

Visitors to MFTA since late March have been greeted by a fierce warrior decked out in upcycled fashion. The warrior, a mannequin donated to MFTA by Barneys, shows off fashion created in collaborative workshops led by Michael DiPietro. We are …

Reuse pop-ups at a pop-up

Posted on December 22, 2011 by

A volunteer/FOMA Board member informed me about a pop-up gallery in Manhattan featuring paper cutouts and shadowboxes. POP UP – POP IN Gallery is a project of Amalgamated Artists, a collection of art works from around the world. The exhibition features …

Masked Marvelous 2011: the deals update

Masked Marvelous 2011: the deals update

Posted on October 13, 2011 by

You don’t have tickets to the Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party? The party is this Tuesday, October 18, what are you waiting for? In addition to the entertainment, food and vices, this year’s Masked Marvelous will feature an Artists’ Marketplace, where …

Pallets for your house

Pallets for your house

Posted on September 16, 2011 by

  Here’s some work with pallets that would make Bob Ross blush. All of these items take what we usually keep in warehouses and fix them up for the nicest of homes. 1. A pallet shelf [via Debbiedoo’s] 2. A pallet …

DIY: reusing cassette tape cases

DIY: reusing cassette tape cases

Posted on September 6, 2011 by

No longer jamming to your old Debbie Gibson or Skid Row cassette tapes? We have blogged about reusing cassettes before. This time, reuse guru Danny Seo created this easy (and classy) tissue box using old cassette tape cases. Find this project and …

DIY for kids using recycled materials

DIY for kids using recycled materials

Posted on July 19, 2011 by

Make a boat from corks – great all day activity for all ages [via Jonah Lisa Land] Make a hula-hoop rug using t-shirts–also a great project for school age kids and I am thinking grownups too will dig this too [via Disney Family …

Upcycled computer keyboards

Upcycled computer keyboards

Posted on June 14, 2011 by

Look at some of these cool projects from Perepetual Kid. I found them through The Junk Wave, a program in Australia where they teach students sustainability, business and craft.