Only 20 days left to back up the project!

25 04 2013

Do you know the Landfill Harmonic project?

A documentary about the story of the people of Cateura, Paraguay, a slum built on a landfill where residents pick through trash to make music instruments. Imagine a cello made of oil can? That’s amazing! The orchestra, its creator and the players are an example of human strength, solidarity, creativity and truly give hope in a better future.

Landfill harmonic Cello

This project will become reality only if we show our support. The Landfill Harmonic is part of the Kickstart project and if like me you too become a “Backer” a movie about this inspiring project will be released soon. This project is not only changing lives but it also contributes to a better environment. All instruments are recycled, literally made our of trash. Let’s help these kids to have hope and inspire a better future through the music.

Landfill Harmonic Tania

C’mon show your support! CLICK HERE NOW TO BACK UP THE PROJECT!

Landfill Harmonic: Inspiring dreams one note at a time! Click here to watch the trailer.

I’ve made my donation today and I hope you too will show your support.

Only 20 days left to back up the project!

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Watch the play, eat the stage!

23 03 2013

The other day I went with a friend to ‘Earthly Activation’, an informal talk about sustainability presented by Melbourne’s architectural and design community. The event was held at the Section 8 pub in Melbourne.

Earthly Activation

A nice hot day, where some fantastic speakers gave great insight on relevant topics such as the current food system, ethical food, organic food certifications and sustainability in all its forms! It was a really good discussion and I learned a few things about traditional and organic food systems in Australia. But what I really loved was Tanja Beer’s presentation about “The Living Stage”.

This presentation was really surprising! I’ve never heard about this concept of “Green Theatre” or “Living Stage”. The “Green Theatre” offers sustainable solutions for theatrical design to support the ethic of ‘ecological design’ in the Performing Arts. The main idea is to demonstrate to the community that we can create exciting artistic projects and ideas with minimal effect on the environment.

The Living Stage

The Living Stage

Tanja shared her experience with the audience and explained how she started integrating sustainability into her work. She presented the concept of “Living Stage” which is an eco-scenographic concept that combines stage design, permaculture and community engagement to create a recyclable, biodegradable and edible performance space. She uses plants, vegetables, fruits, salads or even soil.

Imagine a stage that you can literally eat after the play! How crazy is that?! I have never seen this before and I really love the idea of being able to eat the stage! Such a cool idea!

Instead of using traditional construction materials to build the stage, they use recycled materials, plants and a veggie garden that is cultivated by the community. She said that the actors also play with the elements on the stage interacting with the audience. Those plays are for sure an exceptional experience for the public.

She brought some salads from one of her “Living Stages” for us to try and of course I didn’t miss the opportunity to scoff the salad! The taste was so good and healthy! I have just one thing to say! Great job Tanja! It’s a beautiful and creative way to integrate sustainability with design and performing arts. Well done!

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If you want to know more about Tanja’s creations and her extraordinary work, visit http://tanjabeer.com/

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/-2gb5z.html





Trash making treasure! Landfill Harmonic

4 03 2013

I received this video from a friend on my Facebook. I had to share this with you guys! These kids are just awesome and their story is so inspiring! Stories like this give me faith in the humanity and make me believe that together we can make a better world.

Landfill Harmonic reduces landfill and give hope through the music. A documentary about the story of the people of Cateura, Paraguay, a slum built on a landfill where residents pick through trash to make music instruments. A cello made of oil can, amazing! The orchestra, its creator and the players are an example of human strength, solidarity, creativity and truly give hope in a better future.

I really love this trailer and I can’t wait to watch the movie!!

Please, like it, share it and tweet it! Let’s spread the word about this amazing project.

http://www.facebook.com/landfillharmonicmovie





Recycled objects. Get inspired!

12 02 2013

Today I would like to share some cool ideas of recycled objects. I hope this can give you ideas and inspire you to do the same!

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Movember mood

8 11 2012

Movember has started and I’ve been seen so many funny pictures on internet that I had to compile them and post the craziest Mo ever! Get inspired!

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What about you? Are you participating? Movember is funky, but remember to donate to the Prostate Cancer Foundation 😉





Great recycling idea to do with your kids!

5 11 2012

Collect all the old coloured crayons chop them off and bake them in a mould with a funny shape. The picture below shows a little Valentines Day gift/card, but you can make it for many other occasions.

For example, you can give them as a giveaway in the next birthday party of your child. Kids will love it! New coloured crayons with a funny shape! Touch down!

Recyling colour pencil





Raingarden in Melbourne!

24 10 2012

On my way to work yesterday I saw this original tram stop. Instead of a billboard there is a real raingarden! I had to take a picture and post here! The white pipe on the right collects rainwater and water the plants that are inside the glass.

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Under the plants you can see different levels of soil. The plants inside are real and so lovely! I’ll try to take a better picture next time… I’ve never seen this before and I really love it!








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