unconsumption:

The New York City skyline is one that you can sit and marvel at for hours on an end. But when you’re looking at it from some rooftop in Brooklyn, it’s easy to get a glimpse of other random structures in the way. One of these, that Unconsumption is very proud of, is a watertower in Dumbo, Brooklyn. (Dumbo is what the folks of Brooklyn affectionately call the area “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) 
Although this watertower is only for decoration and is not actually in use, it has been built using only recycled plexiglass and steel. Tom Fruin, the designer, collected the plexiglass from various businesses and buildings in New York City. Tom Fruin is known for using recycled materials in his artwork.
(via Dumbo’s New Recycled Watertower)

unconsumption:

The New York City skyline is one that you can sit and marvel at for hours on an end. But when you’re looking at it from some rooftop in Brooklyn, it’s easy to get a glimpse of other random structures in the way. One of these, that Unconsumption is very proud of, is a watertower in Dumbo, Brooklyn. (Dumbo is what the folks of Brooklyn affectionately call the area “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) 

Although this watertower is only for decoration and is not actually in use, it has been built using only recycled plexiglass and steel. Tom Fruin, the designer, collected the plexiglass from various businesses and buildings in New York City. Tom Fruin is known for using recycled materials in his artwork.

(via Dumbo’s New Recycled Watertower)

unconsumption:

It seems as though every household with at least one child has a can of used tennis balls somewhere in its garage. Here’s a cool craft to make use of old balls! Designer Dominik Langhammer of Loony Design has created this silly but efficient towel holder that will spruce up any boring bathroom. Instead of using hooks, use tennis balls to hold towels, hair accessories, clothes, and more.
(via Loony Design)

unconsumption:

It seems as though every household with at least one child has a can of used tennis balls somewhere in its garage. Here’s a cool craft to make use of old balls! Designer Dominik Langhammer of Loony Design has created this silly but efficient towel holder that will spruce up any boring bathroom. Instead of using hooks, use tennis balls to hold towels, hair accessories, clothes, and more.

(via Loony Design)

alittlesentiment:

NYU Bhangra @ Bhangra Blowout 19 (2012)
Photo Credit: Arjun Gupta

alittlesentiment:

NYU Bhangra @ Bhangra Blowout 19 (2012)

Photo Credit: Arjun Gupta

unconsumption:

I’ve been regressing to my childhood days and thinking about crayons lately. Here is another project where you can use those old pieces of crayon you have lying around in your closets: melt pieces into new multicolor crayons that look awesome and are fun to use. 
For how-to, see Gabriel’s Good Tidings: How to Make Crayon Shapes with Silicone Molds

unconsumption:

I’ve been regressing to my childhood days and thinking about crayons lately. Here is another project where you can use those old pieces of crayon you have lying around in your closets: melt pieces into new multicolor crayons that look awesome and are fun to use. 

For how-to, see Gabriel’s Good Tidings: How to Make Crayon Shapes with Silicone Molds

unconsumption:

A few weeks ago, my roommate and I realized that we had some crayons. Unfortunately in college there aren’t many times when you can use crayons, so we decided to make use of them in a different way. We glued the crayons on to poster board and used hair dryers to melt them into artwork. (We managed to blow a fuse also, so be careful if you try this at home!) 
We got inspiration from friends who had done this project, and with information from Unsimple Living, we managed to make it happen. It’s an easy DIY project and makes our living room look great! 

unconsumption:

A few weeks ago, my roommate and I realized that we had some crayons. Unfortunately in college there aren’t many times when you can use crayons, so we decided to make use of them in a different way. We glued the crayons on to poster board and used hair dryers to melt them into artwork. (We managed to blow a fuse also, so be careful if you try this at home!) 

We got inspiration from friends who had done this project, and with information from Unsimple Living, we managed to make it happen. It’s an easy DIY project and makes our living room look great! 

Knight News Challenge: Expand the Unconsumption Project →

newschallenge:

1. What do you propose to do? [20 words]

Expand Unconsumption’s capacity to serve as a resource for sharing stories and ideas about creative reuse and mindful consumption.

2. Is anyone doing something like this now and how is your project different? [30 words]

Not that we’re aware of….

(Source: newschallenge1)

bhangraisforever:

NYU Bhangra Boston Bhangra 2011 Final Mix!

awwwwwyeahhh

Did you know that you can freeze bubbles? These temperatures are perfect for using that left over bubble mix from the summer. Go outside on any day when it’s below 32 degrees F and try this: blow a bubble and then catch it on the bubble wand.  Wait a few moments while it freezes- it will turn into a cool crystal ball before it shatters!

You can also make icy crystals with your bubble solution! To do this: dip a large loop in the bubble solution – but dont blow a bubble. Instead, watch the crystals grow. The will form a lattice structure!

Too cold to go outside? You can learn how to make your own crystal ball bubbles in the freezer with soap by checking out the site below…

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Frozen-Bubble

Ready for winter.

(via do-what-you-love-x3)

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