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Monday, October 29, 2012

Project with Build It Green Gowanus

In the process of setting up the new office space I've made probably about 20 trips to Build It Green NYC on 9th Street in Gowanus to pick up supplies, furniture, etc.  I'm proud to say that at least 85% of the office set up is used or salvaged materials.  Check out these shelves we built from salvaged scaffolding planks:
Pretty cool huh?  They're very sturdy too!  I've been wanting to experiment with the steel pipe for years and now realizing how easy it is, you'll definitely be seeing some pipe incorporated into my chandy designs soon.  I found 10 planks of old scaffolding and managed to squeeze them into my new minivan (oh yes, I've got wheels out NYC!) to take them back to the office.  They barely fit but we just able to shut the back...
The console folds down so I can fit 10-foot long planks in the van!
So in one trip to BIG last week I met the founder Justin Green and Jaclyn Jablkowski, communications manager and they suggested they may need lighting for their new event space.  I excitedly volunteered to donate a fixture and they happily accepted!  I'm so excited!  Here are some pics of the new space they will be renting out to various groups for events and weddings.  Here is a little preview, they are still working on it but check out what a cool space it is!

look at that ceiling, it's about 35-40 feet high!

We found an old door to recycle into a chandelier and I will building it onsite since the door will unfortunately not fit into the van.  But stay tuned for some video footage of the assembly soon!!

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