Just a quick post to tell all you Minneapolitans about a new vintage and thrift shop opening soon called The Lost & Found. My pal Cullen Donovan is the owner and it’s located in Uptown off of Nicollet Ave, check out their site. You just know Cully isn’t messing around when he provides the the bus lines for you to his shop’s door. That’s him pictured above, sorta makes you want to stop in just to meet him anyways right?
While we’re talking about recycled clothing, the chair photo pictured above (by Designer: Tejo Remy) is from a boat load of recycled shirts and old fabric that is strategically bound together by what looks like flat black rope. I’m guessing it has a rough wood or cardboard frame in there to start the form of the chair off nice and sturdy. This is just one idea that has become popular since the introduction of the famous dutch industrial design group Droog began emphasizing their designs with more eco-friendly ideas. And you’d save yourself a couple GRAND as that chair is listed at $2,750 bones, WHAAAT?! I’m hoping they come out with a rocking chair version or I may just get antsy and try and make one myself. There is nothing that could stop you from experimenting with this idea/ethic at home or just re-making the chair above, maybe you start with just a nice comfy circular ottoman? My point is that all thrift stores (especially the larger chains) reject and bail thousands of pounds of clothing each year. Try and ask if you could have some of it or at the very least buy cheap shirts from the store, you’d still be saving a ton of dough.
The third photo pictured are some patches I made about a year or so ago on my Gocco press. I found an old black denim jacket, washed it and slaughtered it into the perfect strips for patches to grassroots market my lil record label, Oddsmaker Records. I ended up getting probably close to about 50 strips out of that old jacket and when combined with about an hour or two of labor and some cheap white textile ink, they probably cost me a total of $10 to make. I still set out small stacks of these patches at the local punker stores and venues like Extreme Noise, Treehouse, and Fifth Element, etc. If you find a patch consider yourself lucky and stitch it onto your jacket or satchell because they’re almost gone!