Posts tagged Tiffany Threadgould
7:45 pm - Sat, Jul 21, 2012
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I hope you will forgive me (“me” being Unconsumption co-founder Rob Walker) for a post that slightly crosses over with a separate project.
In New York recently, at the launch event for a book that I co-edited, I had the pleasure of meeting in person for the first time the delightful Tiffany Threadgould. You may recall she was the first contributor to our Uncollection effort — and she was wearing the Uncollection earrings she created!
It was a highlight of the evening for me, and that’s really saying something.
In a post this week on her site, Tiffany writes about the aforementioned book, Significant Objects, the culmination of a project overseen by Joshua Glenn and me, which involved commissioning fiction about thrift-store doodads, and selling the story/object pairs on eBay. She cunningly connects the effort to upcycling, here. Not surprisingly, I completely agree with her point of view on the matter. But she expresses it better than I ever did:

In a way, each piece has been upcycled. But rather than changing the shape of the object and repurposing it, the original form and function remain the same. Additional value is given to each piece in the form of a short story. Simply brilliant. Sometimes objects don’t need changing. They just need to be looked at in a different way.

What can I say? Thank you Tiffany!!!
http://replayground.blogspot.com/2012/07/significant-objects.html

I hope you will forgive me (“me” being Unconsumption co-founder Rob Walker) for a post that slightly crosses over with a separate project.

In New York recently, at the launch event for a book that I co-edited, I had the pleasure of meeting in person for the first time the delightful Tiffany Threadgould. You may recall she was the first contributor to our Uncollection effort — and she was wearing the Uncollection earrings she created!

It was a highlight of the evening for me, and that’s really saying something.

In a post this week on her site, Tiffany writes about the aforementioned book, Significant Objects, the culmination of a project overseen by Joshua Glenn and me, which involved commissioning fiction about thrift-store doodads, and selling the story/object pairs on eBay. She cunningly connects the effort to upcycling, here. Not surprisingly, I completely agree with her point of view on the matter. But she expresses it better than I ever did:

In a way, each piece has been upcycled. But rather than changing the shape of the object and repurposing it, the original form and function remain the same. Additional value is given to each piece in the form of a short story. Simply brilliant. Sometimes objects don’t need changing. They just need to be looked at in a different way.

What can I say? Thank you Tiffany!!!

http://replayground.blogspot.com/2012/07/significant-objects.html

12:01 pm - Sun, Jul 1, 2012
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Here’s another fun way to repurpose plastic grocery bags from Tiffany Threadgould of RePlayGround. Her fused plastic placemats are quick and easy to make. They are especially fun with bags that have cool logos or messages printed on them. Check out her video and how-to over on RePlayGround.

 via How-To: Fused Plastic Bags Placemats @Craftzine.com blog

Yes, that’s friend of Unconsumption & Uncollection contributor Tiffany Threadgould. Check it out!

12:05 pm - Wed, May 11, 2011
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Tiffany Threadgould: Shrinky-dinked Mr. (or is it Ms.?) Cart Earrings!

On Monday we announced we’d be sharing the things that Tiffany Threadgould, author of the (awesome!) new book ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap, made, incorporating the Unconsumption logo.

Above (and below, actually) is the finale in this series of three: A pair of earrings made with recycled plastic! Tiffany explains:

To remake your very own recycled plastic shrink jewelry, you’ll need #6 plastic (found on most deli lids and clear plastic takeout containers), scissors, hole punch, permanent markers, aluminum foil, an oven, an oven mitt or tongs, and jewelry findings.

Use your markers to draw your own designs — like Mr. (and/or Ms.) Cart — onto the plastic. The plastic will shrink over 50%, so keep that in mind as you’re creating. Since the plastic is clear, it’s easy to place an image under the plastic and trace. Cut out your shapes. Use a standard 1/4” hole punch to punch a hole in near the top of your piece.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place your plastic piece on top of a folded piece of aluminum foil. Aluminum foil may be hard to grab once hot, so be careful as you remove it. Keep an eye on your plastic. It usually only takes about 30 seconds to cook. Carefully take out your plastic piece and add your jewelry findings. Your new shrink jewelry will have big style.

Happy ReMaking!

For more inspirational yet practical remaker projects — 95 of ‘em in all, involving all manner of materials — check out ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap.

The Unconsumption team thanks Tiffany for this incredible work!!

And if you’re inspired to create your own reuses of our logo, post a picture on our Facebook wall. Maybe we’ll feature it here on the flagship blog! Help build the Uncollection!

12:06 pm - Tue, May 10, 2011
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Tiffany Threadgould: Pillowcase art supply kit

On Monday we announced we’d be sharing the things that Tiffany Threadgould, author of the (awesome!) new book ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap, made, incorporating the Unconsumption logo.

Below, the second in a series of three: A pillowcase remade into an art supply kit.

And if you’re inspired to create your own reuses of our logo, post a picture on our Facebook wall. Maybe we’ll feature it here on the flagship blog! Help build the Uncollection!

Tiffany explains:

To create your own pillowcase art supply kit, you’ll need a pillowcase, fabric scissors, a ruler, 48 inches of ribbon, and needle and thread or a sewing machine.

Shorten your pillowcase so it’s about 15” tall. Fold up the bottom 5”. Determine what types of art supplies you’ll keep in your kit. Now you’ll create pockets that accommodate those supplies by stitching vertical lines into the folded part of the pillowcase. Sew the center of the ribbon onto one end of the kit.

You can stencil Mr. Cart onto your kit to show off your unconsumption and reuse style. Then, your kit will be ready to make its art debut.

Happy ReMaking!

For complete instructions, see Project Number 55 in ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap.

3:17 pm - Mon, May 9, 2011
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Tiffany Threadgould: Turning glass bottles into lovely vases

Earlier today we announced we’d be sharing the things that Tiffany Threadgould, author of the (awesome!) new book ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap, made, incorporating the Unconsumption logo.

Here’s the first one: A pair of glass bottles remade into lovely vases after having been etched with glass etching cream. The brown glass is an empty container of vanilla, and the clear one (with tulips) was a bottle of kombucha.

Tiffany says:

To make your own glass etched project of Mr. Cart or your own design, you’ll need a glass jar, electrical tape or vinyl sticker paper, scissors or a craft knife, glass etching cream like Etchall, and a paintbrush.

Create your design on your glass with the vinyl tape. Any area that is masked off with the tape will not be etched, so keep the positive and negative space in mind as you’re creating your design. Once your design is taped on, follow the directions on the etching cream for application.

Most etching creams take about 15 minutes to set. Once the cream is set, wash it off and you have a new-to-you glass jar with your own personalized design.

It’s clearly a great way to remake old glass jars into personalized creations.

Happy ReMaking!

For complete instructions, see Project Number 88 in ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap.

And if you’re inspired to create your own reuses of our logo, post a picture on our Facebook wall. Maybe we’ll feature it here on the flagship blog! Help build the Uncollection!

12:05 pm
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This week: Tiffany Threadgould repurposes our logo!

We could not be more thrilled to announce the special team-up that we’ll be sharing with you this week! Tiffany Threadgould, of the heroic RePlayGround, will be unveiling some amazing Unconsumption-inspired creations on this site over the next few days, in conjunction with her new book (more on that below).

When we introduced our logo a while back, it may not have been particularly clear what function a logo for a project like Unconsumption would serve, since it’s not like we’re going to start selling branded merch! But the idea came up that we could simply make the logo “available” for anybody who wants to use it on things they already own. The concept in a nutshell: Take an old T-shirt you don’t really wear anymore, print our logo on it — and it becomes, on some level, a brand new T-shirt!

The result would be The Uncollection, the first-ever line of products consisting of stuff people already owned. It’s the ultimate lifestyle brand: All lifestyle, no merch!

Which brings us to Tiffany Threadgould…

When we got wind of her book ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap, we sensed an opportunity: Maybe we could convince Tiffany to make use of our logo in one or two of the excellent how-to projects in her book.

And she said yes!

So we’ll unveil her creations, and share more about her and her book, over the next few days — starting this afternoon. For now, rush over to RePlayGround for more about ReMake It! and all the other stuff she does. (And you can read this Consumed column about her work, too.)

Stay tuned for more Uncollection surprises — and if you get inspired to make (re)use of our logo,  we’d love it if you shared pictures of the results with us on our Facebook page.


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