Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Swap-o-rama-rama & Maker Faire

Consider this you personal invitation to creative recycling! I wanted to let everyone know about this really fun event that happened in Austin; it was the Swap-o-rama-rama and Maker Faire! It's was a blast! Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. At Swap-O-Rama-Rama consumers are taught to be creators and this transformation takes place through the local talent in the community. Swap-o-rama-rama was part of Maker Faire, which had everything from art cars to hacked bicycles, robots, CNC machine hacks, and recycled crafts galore! It was a blast for anyone with a creative streak or a knack for reusing materials. Everything a DIY-er could want! The next Maker Faire in Austin will be October 18 and 19, 2008. I know I'll be there! About Swap-O-Rama-Rama: http://swaporamarama.org/ About Maker Faire: http://www.makerfaire.com/

Building Green-on the Cheap

Brigid's Paradigm would like to invite members of the public to a tour of their salvaged material home and other salvaged material homes in Huntsville. The tour will take place on November 3rd at 11am and another at 2pm beginning at 1410 13th Street. This event is free, but will serve as a fundraiser for the program; donations are gladly accepted. Please RSVP to amanda.tullos@hva.cc Directions: From Houston travel IH-45 North to Huntsville, and take Exit 116. Get onto the service road and go to the light. Turn right. From there go to the third stoplight, which will be Avenue O, and turn right. Go two blocks to 13th Street and turn left. Park on the street midway down the block close to 1410 13th Street. http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GZAZ_enUS242US242&q=1410+13th+Street&um=1&sa=N&tab=wl Brigid's Paradigm was on the New Capital Show September 13th. To listen to a podcast of the show visit The New Capital Show at http://www.blogger.com/www.newcapital.squarespace.com/home/affordable-housing.html About Brigid's Paradigm: Brigid’s Paradigm is a model for families building their own houses, with free, salvaged and recycled building materials, under the guidance of a mentor. Our first home has been built in Huntsville, TX in in collaboration with Dan Phillips of the Phoenix Commotion. For more information on Brigid's Paradigm and Phoenix Commotion go to: http://www.brigidsplace.org/Paradigm/Brigids-Paradigm.asp http://www.phoenixcommotion.com/ Also, check out Dan on Living Smart with Patricia Gras!