Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earth Day DIY Hanging Dip-Dye Planters | Step One Video

Earth Day DIY Hanging Planters from The About Face Collective on Vimeo.

This past Sunday was Earth Day and we spent it hanging out at Muttonhead's Traveling Market at Huntclub Studio. The market was full of goods from local clothing and jewelry designers, food makers and worm condo builders! We parked out front at our sidewalk macrame station making hanging planters using cotton "yarn string" and some mason jars, bowls and mugs we found around the house. Follow along (if you can) with our instructional video here and check back tomorrow for step two, when we dip-dye the hangers using blueberry and blackberry dye!

Everything Roof Donor Perks Roll Out

If you contributed to our IndieGoGo campaign and chose a card pack perk, you'll be seeing this illustration by Lauren Pirie in the mail soon!
A few weeks ago, we surpassed our IndieGoGo fundraising goal, thanks to you, our friends and supporters, spreading the word and contributing to the project. Since then, we’ve been busy with more fundraising, meetings, volunteer coordination, media (check last week’s Metro article here !), grant applications, some fun Earth Day activities and getting your great perks together. This week’s the week that we start to roll them out!

If you made a contribution to our IndieGoGo campaign, you’ll be getting emails with codes for your Fresh City boxes, instructions to pick up your Reunion Island Coffee or mail to your door with your greeting cards or art prints, depending on what perks you chose. Fun! We appreciate your patience as we coordinate deliveries, and we really, really appreciate your contribution to, and belief in, the Everything Roof. Keep an eye on your inbox and your mail box over the next couple weeks and feel free to email us with any questions. We’re constantly posting updates on our Blog, Twitter and Facebook page, so make sure you’re following us to get the latest everything!

Keep watching right here for our Earth Day DIY dip-dye hanging planters video and instructions, coming later today!

All the best,
Love love love,
The About Face Collective

Monday, April 23, 2012

High Fives to Mumbai's Flyover Farm

We really miss our girl Mriga, but at least while she's in Mumbai (doing amazing things at Norblack Norwhite) she can keep us informed about awesome projects like this rooftop farm project by Adrienne Thadani's Urban Farming initiative, Fresh & Local. The Flyover Farm will grow fresh produce on the roof with the goal of distributing it straight to the building's residents. They're also planning to host a composting program for the building's kitchen waste, communal dining time, and urban farming workshops for city dwellers. Sound familiar? High fives to Flyover Farm from the Everything Roof! Make sure to check out their Kickstarter campaign. Best of luck comrades!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day DIY! Come Hang!

We're at the Muttonhead Traveling Market at Huntclub studio today making and teaching DIY hanging veggie dip-dye planters. Come hang plants and hang with us, the Mutts and plenty of other amazing local food, clothing and crafty folks. We'll be there staring at 2pm and the market is open until 7pm. Last day! Earth day! Come play!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Everything Roof In Metro News

A big thanks to Metro News and Lia Grainger for featuring the Everything Roof in yesterday's Urban Compass column. If you didn't scoop a Metro before your Monday subway ride, thanks to the Internet, you can still check it out on the web, here!