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Reclaimed Material in Industrial Design

It’s always exciting to see the creative ways our customers are able to reuse the materials that we divert from landfill. Part of our mission here at The Resource Exchange is to support local artists, designers, and makers of all kinds who employ creative reuse in their projects. We believe that prioritizing sustainable solutions in design is important for our climate’s future, and a big part of that has to be reuse.  Resource Exchange customer and Senior Industrial Design Major at The University of the Arts, Jose Carpena, demonstrated these ideals in his most recent project. Carpena often puts sustainability at … Continue reading

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Recent Haul from Movie Set Salvage!

One of the most important things we do here at The Resource Exchange is take donated set and prop pieces from films that are shot in the Philadelphia area.  Recently, we cleared out loads of boxes from a major motion picture’s storage unit…and here’s some of what we found!     Come on by and see what else we have in store!

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A Comparison

Sometimes it is hard — for me, at least — to understand why things look the way they do when they are donated to the shop. These cabinets, for instance — why do the center cabinet doors open down? Why is there an opening down the middle of the back? It’s so great… but what is it for?! Oh. A media cabinet. That makes so much sense! They might be a little rough around the edges — who isn’t, after filming a movie? — but they’re just the thing for your television, dvd player, or game system. And the big … Continue reading

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