Bushwick bartender makes gorgeous necklaces from NYC’s trash

November 20, 2019 by  
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When she’s not slinging brews behind a Bushwick bar, designer Lorelei Christensen is scouring some of New York City’s darkest corners looking for debris that she can transform into shiny little pieces of eco-jewelry . Her company, Piece and Gathering , features necklaces that are made by encasing discarded items — anything from cigarette butts to chewed gum — in delicate glass pendants. Christensen, who has been working on her eco-jewelry collection for four years, often works late nights at a local bar. But during her free time, she can be found scouring for trash from specific locations, such as Central Park , Brooklyn Bridge and Bushwick, to use in her innovative creations. Related: This jewelry is made with upcycled gold from Dell computers “Collecting the debris is so interesting. I find surprising, funny, beautiful and disgusting things every single time. I can’t wait to find more people like me who will not only enjoy, but also profit from this new form of treasure seeking,” she explained. To create her designs, Christensen hand-crafts her pieces by encasing the discarded trash she finds in a clear, bio-resin surrounded by delicate, golden frames. In addition to her wearable items, she also makes small art pieces out of certain items she finds. A cool bauble for any occasion, the eco-jewelry also comes with a tag that identifies where the trash was sourced. The collection certainly gives new meaning to “statement piece.” Soon, the ambitious designer will be launching a Kickstarter that will specifically feature a select few pieces that were found at the top of the Empire State Building, the base of the Statue of Liberty and the streets of the World Pride Parade. For now, you can keep up with Christensen’s work on her Instagram page, Piece and Gathering . + Piece and Gathering Images via Piece and Gathering

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Handcrafted Jewelry Made From Recycled Metal, Now That’s Love

July 6, 2015 by  
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Nestled deep in the hustle and bustle of ‘The Big Apple’ sits Central Park.  The iconic park is home to over 26,000 trees – each with its own roots, twigs, branches and ever changing leaves. Also located in that same vibrant city is an artisan…

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How Earth Day came to be

April 22, 2015 by  
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Happy Earth Day ! Today is the day that many of us will contemplate our concerns over climate change, environmental destruction or dangers to our food supply, but do you know how this holiday first came to be? 42 years ago, the word “environment” was rarely used in daily conversation, until a picture in  Time Magazine changed everything. Read on as we take a look back to the late 1960s to see  why Earth Day started in the first place and how far society has come in caring for this planet we call home. Read the rest of How Earth Day came to be Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: central park , Cleveland , cuyahoga river , earth day , earth day history , environmental destruction , first earth day , gaylord nelson , history of earth day , how did earth day start , how earth day came to be , New York. , Pollution , republicans , smog , the story of earth day , when did earth day start , who started earth day

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Handsome lakeside cabin supports a cantilevered timber gallery in Wisconsin

April 22, 2015 by  
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The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

September 30, 2014 by  
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New Biomass Plant for the UK Looks Like a Giant Green Volcano

September 30, 2014 by  
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NYC’s New Tavern on the Green Restaurant Will Seek LEED Silver Certification

April 18, 2014 by  
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When it finally opens its doors on April 24th, NYC’s famed Tavern on the Green restaurant will boast a slew of sustainable features that will help it live up to its verdant name. Inhabitat recently had a chance to tour the newly renovated space – click here to sneak a peek for yourself! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: central park , david salama , eco design , emerald green group , farm fresh , green design , jim caiola , katy sparks , LED lighting , local food , local food nyc , nyc local food restaurants , nyc organic restaurants , nyc restaurants , nyc seasonal food restaurant , seasonal food , sustainable design , sustainable food , Swanke Hayden Connell Architects , Tavern on the Green , tavern on the green closing , tavern on the green menu , tavern on the green reopening , tavern on the green revival

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Peacock That Left Zoo for 5th Avenue Flies Home

August 4, 2011 by  
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Photo: Trisha Shears under a Creative Commons license . Public relations-wise, this one is a mixed bag for New York City’s Central Park Zoo. On Tuesday, a peacock left the zoo for an apartment on 5th Avenue (meaning the building’s window ledge). And while the bird didn’t seem too happy with life in the park, it seems it didn’t appreciate the Upper East Side much, either. Yesterday morning, the peacock flew back to its home of its own accord…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Free NYC Yoga Event Kicks Off Summer

June 19, 2010 by  
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Image via: The Weblicist Big Apple Hatha yogins (or aspiring) with no plans for the evening of June 22 may want to scope out what’s calling itself ” the world’s largest yoga event .” Hosted by Flavorpill in partnership with JetBlue in Central Park , NYC, the gathering expects to garner 10,000 yoga fans and fledg… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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