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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Anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill: It’s Time To Demand a National Energy Conversation

April 19, 2011 by  
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photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service / Creative Commons The following is a guest post by Aimée Christensen of Chistensen Global Strategies . When 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days last spring and summer, we saw that we are coloring outside the lines when it comes to our energy activities – the risky behaviors we are engaging in so as to meet our energy needs. The recen…

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Photographers Capture Life in Garbage City

December 17, 2009 by  
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All photos: Bas Princen, Klavs Bo Christensen and Alexander Heilner Outside Egypt’s capital, in the shadow of the Pyramids and tucked in the mountains of Mokattam, is an incredible city that literally survives on trash. Garbage City, as it’s known, is home to 30,000 Zabaleens– Coptic Christians from southern Egypt –who, each day, enter Cairo and collect its waste

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Copenhagen Endgame: Will the World Get a Good Foundation For Progress or a Greenwash?

December 17, 2009 by  
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US Congressmen in Copenhagen (Alex Pasternack) Temperatures are rising in the Bella Center, expectations are weak, and anger is stewing , as the clock winds down toward some kind of climate agreement.

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