Category Archives: music

Night of 1,000 Kates!

Last Saturday, re staffer Eileen Doyle participated in “Night of 1,000 Kates” at Johnny Brenda’s, an annual event that celebrates the music of Kate Bush. Her costumes included computer monitors made from cardboard that used iridescent and pink cellophane, amongst other bits and pieces, she found at the re. Check out the video of Eileen’s performance! The MC for the night, Julia, also included materials she found from the re to make a giant kite costume. “Night of 1,000 Kates” will be happening again next year, so start planning your own performance! In the spirit of reuse, Eileen is also using … Continue reading

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“Lattice of the Mystics” at Freeform Arts Fest

Did you go to Burning Man this month!? A similar event, the Freeform Arts Festival, happened in June and one of our customers, Ashley Kennedy, purchased some bendable plywood that we diverted from landfill to make a large sculpture! The piece was burned at the event during a performative and reflective portion of the evening. The sculpture, based off of the “playa-tech” furniture designs, was a slotted design which stored flat and allowed for a tool-less, quick assembly. It was entitled “Lattice of the Mystics.” The artist commented on the making of the large-scale piece: “In our industry we try to … Continue reading

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Reuse in Stop Motion Paper Harry Potter!

Stop everything and watch this fantastic “Paper Harry Potter” video created by regular re customers Peter Heacock, Joan Kamberaj and Gretchen Lohse of Unpopular Now, a mobile marketing agency and creative community. The stop motion short, in which a miniature Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry constructs itself from the pages of Harry Potter, used dollhouse furniture and a theater set model of a house from a production of “Three Sisters” at the Arden Theater from our store (and, Gretchen says, “probably paper and any number of other little elements”).

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