Wildlife needs wilderness -- not just to survive, but also to live freely. These eco-friendly, ethically sourced artisan gifts are inspired by the natural colors, textures and tones of the arctic region's remaining wildlife.
Vanessa is an avant-garde artist with a conceptual approach, a figurative touch and a street savvy feel. She tries to convey positive messages through her art and often does so in several different languages.
A friend of mine -- let's call her Heidi -- has become insomniacal over the increasing amounts of waste deluging our planet. There is no distracting Heidi from her never-ending trash thought-loop. She has good reason to freak out over how much trash we generate.
Mattress recycling is not without its challenges: The cost of tearing down the mattress and preparing the recyclable materials usually exceeds the value of the recycled material, and there are logistical challenges involved in transporting used mattresses.
I doubt my grandpa would ever have imagined that the Marine-issued duffel bag he slugged around during World War II would 70 years later carry lipgloss, change and a cell phone and hang from the arm of an indie diva. But Alice Saunders could.
Originally sourcing their materials from the waste bins of second-hand goods shipping companies in Miami's Little Haiti, the duo still make their sculptures primarily from the discarded items of daily life.