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    Skinnylaminxenstein: Bonsai or vine

    Are you the guy with shears, or the encouraging string?

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    Paper Tape

    In our ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of plastic that this business puts into the world, we’re trying to use less sticky tape. When we send wholesale orders, we’ve been taping the heck out of our boxes to keep a good tight seal, but… so much plastic! Our fabulous solution is this gummed paper …

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    How to make EcoBricks

    The drought and hardcore water restrictions have made me super thrifty about everything. I’ve been recycling for years, but it’s only when I found out about EcoBricks (thanks to kind readers responding to this post) that my eyes really opened to how much waste I generate. Ecobricks are plastic bottles stuffed with non-recyclables, turned into …

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    Skinnylaminxenstein: It’s the Small things Part 2

    If you’ve read Part 1 of this post, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of an issue with plastic waste, and it’s been bothering me for a long time that my business has been contributing to the problem on a daily basis. We’ve been using a plastic tagging gun for years! It’s quick, easy …

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    Skinnylaminxenstein: It’s the Small things Part 1

    For just over year, I’ve had a pickle jar in the recycling cupboard at home, where I’ve been saving all the scrappy bits of plastic that don’t seem to have anywhere to go in the recycle chain because they’re just too small.  You know – those little tag gun things, special snappy hooks for in-store …

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    Making Friday: Keeping it Weird

    I don’t know what’s up with me and ceramics these days. I’ve been making some things I really have mixed feelings about once they’re out of the kiln, but I have a total blast while making them. This one happened on Monday night, when I was shaping the largest pot I’ve ever built, and ended …

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    Skinnylaminxenstein: Shopping and Investigative Journalism

    Let’s strengthen our democracy, one R20 raffle ticket at a time.

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    Skinnylaminxenstein: Dreaming

    I’ve been re-reading this book by Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu of Truck Furniture, which tells the story of how this couple dreamed up and built their home / workshop / showroom / restaurant / garden in Osaka, Japan. It’s an inspiring read, as their motivations are so simple – all about living a good, rich, …

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    COLAB with MRP Home

    Read all about the Heather Moore COLAB with MRP Home. We’ve made lots of beautiful things, , but best of all, it’s almost all made in South Africa.

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