Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Creative Reuse Centers

While meeting with Naji during my visit back to home (San Francisco), she brought me to SCRAP. Scrap is a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco, California. As I paced back and forth between the narrow aisles--plexiglass, beads, plastic baby pins, lamp shades, garden boxes--piled sky high around me. Every turn I took, I was filled with inspiration to create something. I felt like a little kid at a candy store! Unfortunately, I had to contain my excitement since I no longer had anymore space in my luggage. I did, however, manage to purchase a sample leather piece, which I hope to make a book cover out of.

What an amazing place to not only stimulate environmental awareness, but to promote the idea of creative reuse! For more information on creative centers in your area, please visit www.http://www.clutterfreeservices.com/resources/creative-reuse-us.html