TAG: POEM

The Unique Sounding Seaweed and Silk Dress

The Unique Sounding Seaweed and Silk Dressdetail

The Masai dress from Studio 5050 is more than a pretty dress. It is also an unexpected poetic symphony. Inspired by a collar that makes slight swinging sounds when worn due to its silver beaded design, this dress applies the same structure and vocal principles. The designer stated that the dress was an “a-ha! moment” that struck while wearing the collar and doing a little cleaning up in the studio. Though most of us may not get that inspired during cleaning time and would have only been entertained by the sound the collar made, probably also appreciating the feel and… read more

What is The EarthBench Movement?

The Earthbench

Some of the most effective movements stem from a simple concept. The EarthBench is no exception. Using empty plastic bottles and soft, inorganic trash, waste is used as a building material for community gathering spaces. The EarthBench is part of the “Peace on Earthbench Movement” (POEM), a non-profit organization conceived by Brennan Blazer Bird, an ecological educator from the San Francisco Bay area. To make an EarthBench, discarded plastic bottles are filled as snug as possible with soft trash, including plastic bags and fast food wrappers, using a stick to compress each layer of trash firmly towards the bottom. Once… read more