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Thrifting

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

Saying Goodbye to Creepy Baby

TueNight | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
TueNight

The photo was a forever-frozen time capsule, a blip in some nameless baby's life, suspended in perpetuity in a chintzy frame. An anonymous toddler, ostensibly born around the same time as me, in a backyard kiddie pool, living a childhood that looked like mine.

A Strange Journey Into A Near-Deserted Secondhand Store

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Weird News
Annabel Osberg

On the fringes of the boarded-up hinterlands of a former industrial section of a small Missouri town stands a building, decrepit yet painted a shade of purple so striking that it seems phantasmal against its drab backdrop of deadened grays and tans.

Here's Why You Should Definitely Be Shopping At A Thrift Store

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

And we're not talking about those "snobby" high-end resale businesses, either...

Building the Culture of Reuse: Pittsburgh ReuseFest Centralizes Donation Process

Sue Kerr | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.

Glam Slam: How to Be a Vintage Warrior

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 04.24.2013 | Style
Amy Tara Koch

It's easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada, too. But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling. Outre glamour is, in fact, a hallmark of the truly stylish.

I Haven't Bought Anything New In 5 Years

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Katy Wolk-Stanley

There is one thing that sets me apart from the other soccer moms, which is that I am a member of "The Compact." And no, that doesn't mean that I practice polyamory, weave my own caftans and practice 140-degree yoga. It means that I don't buy anything new.

Could You Go a Year Without Buying Anything New? How About Five Years?

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 09.24.2012 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

There is one thing that sets me apart from the other soccer moms, which is that I am a member of "The Compact." And no, that doesn't mean that I practice polyamory, weave my own caftans and practice 140-degree yoga. It means that I don't buy anything new.

You Won't Believe What We Found At A Goodwill Outlet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"That is NOT Jil Sander." I squealed, picking up a pair of high-waisted gray pants, "Read the label to me." Can you guess where I was? No, not the ...