The Rediscovery centre in Ballymun, Dublin is an impressive organisation. They are a social enterprise committed to finding new uses for materials or just revamping them. They also provide community employment and training through innovative reuse enterprises, creating new products from unwanted materials.
They are really resourceful revamping clothes into beautiful bespoke items, furniture restoration, and reusing paint. They even recondition, service and upcycle bicycles that would otherwise end up in landfill.
We should have a rediscovery centre in every county in Ireland!
– and they also do gift vouchers! Call them 01 8429811 for more information.
A Tale of Momentum & Inertia
Creative Director – Kirk Kelley,
Director – Kameron Gates,
From an Original Story by Allan Turner and Kameron Gates
Mixed-media artist Samantha Bryan, based in West Yorkshire, takes us into her world of fat bottomed fairies.
What are the day to day reality of fairies? How do the live? Not normally things we think about but these are the things Samantha Bryan thinks about.
“Inspired by Victorian Gadgetry and Invention Samantha Bryan creates suspended, wall mounted and free standing sculptures out of a combination of wire, leather, found objects & collected materials. These unusual sculptures depict everyday life in ‘fairyland’.”
Find out more on her website samanthabryan.co.uk.
Inspiring Quotes From Social Good Summit 2014
The fifth annual Social Good Summit is happening, where some of the most innovative minds in social good come together in New York City to discuss ways we can help solve the world’s biggest issues. The theme of the Summit is #2030NOW, which addresses the challenges our world faces now and in the future, and on the need for long-term, sustainable solutions to these problems.
Dr. Donald Hopkins
Celebrating creativity in all forms… Zina we salute you!
In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about her personality and her interests. We had two days to shoot and edit so we shot an interview and smashed something together to meet our deadline.
On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you!