Give goods, find goods, and do good on National Thrift Store Day

July 31, 2017 by  
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If you’re the type of shopper that lives for finding hidden gems in vintage stores, mark August 17th on your calendar. That’s when National Thrift Store Day returns to encourage everyone to support their local thrift stores and score secondhand goods. New York City is taking this initiative a step further by bringing awareness to the day’s charitable component and reminding us why it would do a world of good if we went the thrift store route instead of buying brand new. Through its donateNYC program, the New York City Department of Sanitation helps New Yorkers “give goods, find goods, and do good” for their community – and they’re making it really easy for everyone to do their part. Read on for 10 great things you can find on Thrift Store Day – and where you can go to pick them up. Thrift stores have long been a place where anyone can hand off items that are no longer wanted or needed instead of throwing them in the trash. In this way, others who can’t afford these items at their original prices have a chance to own them at a lower price. Necessities like clothes, housewares, books, electronics and furniture are just some of the goods people can buy. Oftentimes, these thrift stores are run by charitable organizations that use the money collected from purchases to fund initiatives that further help those in need. Goodwill , for example, backs “programs that provide education, skills training and career development that help people earn jobs in communities nationwide.” Not to mention, this practice of donating, upcyling, and buying secondhand goods reduces the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, the energy and resources consumed by waste management, and the amount of money flying out of our pockets. It’s a win all around. If you’re not sure where to drop off your unneeded goods, donateNYC eliminates that hassle for you. A directory of participating shops and a map of your nearest drop-off locations can be found online, as well as through the free donateNYC app for Apple and Android . The program is part of NYC’s 0X30 initiative , which aims to send zero waste to landfills by 2030, and it’s an excellent resource on National Thrift Store Day and every other day of the year. Below are some of the cool items you can find in thrift stores around NYC, courtesy of donateNYC. Vintage Clothing St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Council Thrift Shop Vintage Thrift Housing Works Goodwill The Salvation Army Handbags Housing Works Purses for Nurses Goodwill Vintage Thrift Bicycles Recycle-A-Bicycle Building Materials/Appliances Big Reuse Rebuilding Together NYC Salvage Store Habitat for Humanity NYC ReStore Electronics Lower East Side Ecology Center Jewelry CancerCare Arthritis Foundation Vintage Thrift Housing Works Hour Children Goodwill Textile Scraps FABSCRAP Furniture Refoundry Housing Works Habitat for Humanity NYC ReStore Big Reuse The Salvation Army Vintage Thrift Hour Children Housewares/furnishings St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Council Thrift Shop Vintage Thrift Housing Works Goodwill The Salvation Army Hour Children Habitat for Humanity NYC ReStore Books/Records Big Reuse Goodwill The Salvation Army Hour Children Housing Works Council Thrift Shop St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Cancer Care + donateNYC Images via Depositphotos and donateNYC

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These ageless retro bikes fight against planned obsolescence

October 25, 2016 by  
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Looking for an electric bike with a timeless, retro look? Vintage Electric Bikes has you covered. The company is dedicated to handcrafting gorgeous and distinctive bikes that stand the test of time and fight back against planned obsolescence. Lead designer and founder Andrew Davidge writes , “I am determined to only manufacture products that can be passed down through generations to come.” Vintage Electric’s e-bikes come in three distinct models , retailing between $4995 and $6995. They can reach a racing speed of 36 MPH and have a range of 35 miles when used at legal street speeds (20 MPH). When plugged in, the battery takes only two hours to fully recharge, making them perfect for running errands or commuting to work. While the Cruz and Tracker models are clearly designed with city travel in mind, the limited edition Scrambler will appeal to those with a desire to go offroad. Related: Tempus launches stylish e-bikes modeled after vintage café racers While the specs of each model differ, it just takes a quick glance to see that these frames are made of highly durable materials like chromoly steel and hydroformed aluminum. Even the tires are made to stand the test of time with a Kevlar lining woven inside – yes, the same material used in bullet-proof vests can be used to prevent an ill-timed flat. The bikes can be ordered online at Vintage Electric’s website, or purchased from a local dealer if you just can’t wait or would like to take one for a test drive. + Vintage Electric Bikes

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Teenager turns a $200 run-down camper into a beautiful cozy escape

August 28, 2016 by  
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When summer rolled around, 14-year-old Ellie Yeater chose to spend her school break a bit differently than her peers. The ambitious teenager purchased a run-down 1974 Wilderness camper for $200 and transformed it into a cozy and beautiful backyard retreat. Crafted with upcycled finds and homemade fittings, the highly personalized renovation boasts a distinct vintage-reuse theme.

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Channel your inner rockstar with recycled vinyl sunglasses by Vinylize

March 25, 2016 by  
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Vinylize is a Budapest based design company that manufactures eyewear using materials repurposed from vinyl records. The Vinylize 20th Century Icons Remastered collection celebrates the anniversary of unforgettable albums ranging from 25 to 60 years years of age. On March 15 1976 Kiss released their Destroyer album. 40 years later Vinylize has taken that same piece of vinyl and crafted it into an unforgettable set of sunglasses as a tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the 70’s. Destroyer was Kiss’s first album to achieve platinum status and included such tracks as Beth or Shout It Out Loud. This eyewear is perfect for Kiss fans and lovers of luxury eyewear alike. The inside of the eyewear box is adorned with a sleeve from the original vinyl. The sunglasses and case are perfectly framed by the remains of the Destroyer record. The frame is ejected by pressing the label which has been laser cut to hide a catapult mechanism. On the front of the frame 3 tracks can be seen: Detroit Rock City, King of the Night Time world and God of Thunder. + Vinylize The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Ultimate solar-powered Vintage Overland Caravan will rock your off-road adventures

September 7, 2015 by  
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This Tiny Toronto Loft Proves that Elegance Can Be Achieved on Any Scale

June 11, 2014 by  
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  Toronto designer Montana Labelle has just completed one of her favorite projects to date : a teeny tiny loft project that just happens to be the designer’s own live/work space. Working within a tight budget for the narrow loft, she created an environment that embodies her own personal style, as well as the epitome of recycled chic . The 650-square-foot loft boasts amazingly high ceilings, which have been decorated with as much artwork as possible, including the designer’s own paintings and prints. Read the rest of This Tiny Toronto Loft Proves that Elegance Can Be Achieved on Any Scale Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: budget decoration , Budget Design , live work studio , loft , loft living , montana , Montana Labelle , Office , Recycled Materials , small budget , studio space , toronto , Toronto designer , Toronto loft , vintage , vintage decor

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Claire Brewster Transforms Vintage Maps into Lacey Scenes of Birds and Flowers

May 14, 2014 by  
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Urban Chandy’s Funky Recycled Chandeliers Coming to BKLYN Designs 2013

April 18, 2013 by  
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If you’re bored of seeing the same old bulbs, Urban Chandy’s brand of funky chandeliers can add some light to your life. Made in Brooklyn using recycled and reclaimed materials, these unique lighting designs pair polish with pop perfectly to achieve effortless cool in any room. Urban Chandy will be displaying their goods at the BKLYN Designs showcase of Brooklyn-made home goods this May, but if you don’t want to wait, click through to our sneak peek here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , 2013 , BKLYN Designs , Brooklyn , Design , eco chic , eco design , eco lighting , Edison bulbs , green design , navy yard , reclaimed wood , salvaged barn wood , sustainable design , Urban Chandy , urban chic , vintage        

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The Santa Barbara Auto Camp is a Hotel for Airstream Lovers

January 21, 2013 by  
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Grow Anthology Crafts Vintage-Inspired Longboards from Recycled Paper

October 2, 2012 by  
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Grow Anthology crafts these flexible, waterproof and eco-friendly longboards from recycled paper . With designs that reference nature and that are inspired by the lines of vintage surfboards, each skateboard is manufactured in the US. Not only does the company utilize recycled materials in their boards—which are FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance —but Grow Anthology also promises to plant a tree for each longboard sold. + Grow Anthology The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fsc certified , grow anthology , longboard , Rainforest Alliance , Recycled Materials , recycled paper , recycled sports equipment , skateboard , tree planting

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