|RETRASH the book: dirty, sexy, recycling|
Let’s just say that if I wasn’t working as a publisher and editor, I’d want to be earning my keep as one of the artists in the RETRASH community – they are so inspirational. Their desire to save crap from filling holes in the ground and making it worth using again in a different, and sometimes much more beautiful, form, inspires me no end.
|My friend Nathan :D|
For instance, look at what Wim Delvoye does with old tyres:
Isn't that beautiful? He also has the most awesome website at http://www.wimdelvoye.be/ - I could have played there for ages!
Next time you're travelling through Germany, consider spending a night at Das Parkhotel, where the rooms are made from repurposed concrete pipes:
I don't know if Das Parkhotel decorate their walls with art, but if they did, then they could do worse than using Mark Langan's works. Mark has inspired me to do things with some of the many pieces of cardboard I've squirreled away over the years. I knew there was a reason I kept it all!
If you're interested in the book, the community, and the ideas, you can pre-order your copy of the book now via the RETRASH Kickstarter campaign. It will be full-colour and printed (naturally) on 100% recycled papers.
If you're not so keen on the book, but wish to support the philosophy, then a $5 donation to the Kickstarter campaign will be certainly be appreciated.
If you're feeling particularly motivated, then grab 10 copies to give away to inspire others, or buy a slightly less expensive marketing package - great for businesses who are looking for ways to exercise their environmentally friendly reach.
Or if you're feeling really generous - or guilty (and yes, I'm talking to those corporates out there who DON'T have any environmentally friendly products!) - pick up the tab to send a couple of your best clients to the RETRASH book launch.
Or just watch Nathan talk for a minute or two. Or just listen to the backing track:
As you have probably noticed, I don't generally plug products on this site, but sometimes you come across something you believe in, and I believe in this - passionately.
So grab your dirty, sexy money and take a step towards making a difference in this increasingly unsexy, dirty world.
Now, please excuse me, I have a cupboard full of broken watches, clocks and calculators I wish to go play with ...