Home Decorator Showcase

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One of the great products made and available at Building REsources is RED SHOVEL GLASS. ?Red shovel glass polishes and smoothes recycled glass, mirror and wine bottles to create amazing, beautify landscape material. ?Similar to the effect of the ocean waves over decades on glass debris, only much much faster with the use of specially crafted cement shakers that take the raw materials and wear them down in record time.

Now on display as part of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, Red Shovel glass can be seen in use and in full effect. ?The San Francisco Home Decorator Showcase goes on until May 26th. ?It is located at 3660 Jackson Street and open to the public for viewing. ?Go check it out while you can and consider what YOU could do with this wonderful material in your own front or backyard.

Red Shovel

In The Yard (usually) at Building REsources

Building REsources has a unique blend of practical, strange and innovative offerings. ?In the coming months, we will be working to help better demarcate the regular sections in the yard, highlight unique finds and educate the greater public about the amazing potential that resides in the concept of reuse. ?Most of the regulars know what kind of gems one can stumble upon here but even the regulars have grandiose tales to tell of reclaimed materials they found no where else but BR. ?Join this mini-revolution on the industrial shores of San Francisco’s bay, we are open every day from 9:00-4:30pm. ?As a nonprofit organization, Building REsources partly operates through a generous grant from the San Francisco Department of the Environment. ?Here is a breakdown of what we offer the community.

RECLAIMED MATERIALS

reclaimed wood

glass

marble and tile

lighting

hardware

mechanicals

bike parts

sinks, baths, and toilets

fireplace facades

doors, doors, doors

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

tumbled glass: various colors

Tumbled glass is made with reclaimed wine bottles that are put through a special process that mimics the ocean’s effect on glass over time.

EDUCATION

Reclaimed Room

Part of the BR warehouse has been re-imagined as an exhibition space for environmental arts, crafts and media. ?This initiative programs shows every two months and creates opportunities for learning, teaching, engaging and collaborating in the physical space and online.

Artists are encouraged to submit a proposal to ReclaimedRoom@gmail.com. ?Our next reception is slated for September 12, 2013 and features work by local artists Reddy Lieb and Roland Blandy as well as the awesome “Chaos Theory” centerpiece by resident light artist, Gregory Randolph Benke. ?Save the Date!

 

Legacy International brings young Indonesian leaders to find inspiration for community projects at Building REsources

Matt Levesque, program manager of Building REsources, took a dozen young aspiring community leaders from Indonesia on a tour of the Building REsources facility to help inspire them for community projects at home. ?The group was a media saavy bunch with smart phones and cameras to document the whole thing. ?Legacy International is a nonprofit organization that generates citizen participation worldwide. ?To learn more about their program please visit www.globalyouthvillage.org