Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beautiful pipe lamps

Beaven Mutapati is a crafter based in Cape Town who makes beautiful and unique lamps of african art works and patterns like the flowers in the photograph, using recycled (PVC) pipes. He cuts with various motifs and all the creations are done by hand, and makes lamps of 30 cm to 100cm in height and 20cm by 20cm for the base. You can get hold of Beaven at or 021 911 2825 .

WARP on the go


11am to 4pm in the BLUE STUDIO
V&A Waterfront Blue Shed.



Continue on a Thursday morning in the Woodstock Library
9.30am to 12.30am

For more information about WARP go to their site at or the WARP page on the Ecojunki website

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Green Point Biodiversity Garden

Do you know about the Biodiversity Garden in Green Point? If not, go and read the Green Point Park and Biodiversity Garden post on Mother City Living, eloquently described by Rosanne Stanway, and illustrated by photographs by D Kirkwood. And then head down to Green Point to walk among the many indigenous, flavourful and beautiful plant species!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Recycled Venetian Blind Chandelier - beautiful

I found this chandelier in the google world this morning and it's lovely - called Blindshine - it surely saved the venetian blinds from becoming landfill rubbish, also the top base is an old Tupperware lid - rad. The designer Christine Lupo wants others to be inspired to look at the possibilities of objects before they throw it away.
full article

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Perform or come and watch

As part of the first HumanEarth exhibition showing at Wessel Snyman Creative at the moment, we're going to do a performance art event on Thursday evening from 6pm. We're still planning and arranging some of the 'acts', and anyone can take part.

As you might know already, the theme is around human interaction with nature - the ways that we either harm or help the natural environment - and the exhibition as well as event is aimed at promoting and initiating conversation and dialogue around this.

If you're interested in participating - either behind the scenes or as a performance artist, contact or

Viva for making things happen!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Recycled Art by ms Cal Lane

pretty oil drum
 Taking something that people discard/avoid/dislike, and making it into something so beautiful and dainty is quite a challenge, but the artist Cal Lane has opened my eyes to all the possibilities around us. She is such an inspiration. Working with material like rusted oil cans, old car doors, wheel barrows, sheet metal, etc. is tough enough - but she handles here material with such gentleness that it becomes the most intriguing recycled art.
see more work here
recycled. car. love.

 [signing off IsaBeauPeep]

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Calling all aspiring film makers!!

An International Eco Film Competition

Competition Dates: February 18 - 20, 2011

"As a 48HFP filmmaker, you are part of an international community of filmmakers - the creative and the bold. We think you are the best people to draw attention to the environmental challenges the world faces. To that end, we have created a new 48HFP competition: the 48 Go Green!

Just like other 48 Hour Film events, this contest challenges you to make a narrative short film in only 48 hours - writing, shooting, and editing the film.

A new leaf

It's a new year and everyone that I've been speaking to is amped and ready for new challenges, opportunities and for making a difference in a way that makes the most sense to each of each.

COPART (Connecting Out Planet And Re-imagining Together) is planning their second Climate Fluency Exchange for February, and have many more plans and pipeline projects - head on over to COPART's blog to read the plans for 2011!

The first HumanEarth Exhibition is happening from next week - check our previous post for the information /invitation to the opening.

This is an invitation to all of the Ecojunki members, supporters and enthusiasts.
If you would like to post updates on the Ecojunki blog about environmental-related events, creative ideas and other related eco or art stuff, please email Janet at to be added on the author list. A few artists and friends are already on the author list and able to contribute to the blog.

On 15 January there will be an informal Ecojunki workshop or gathering. It will be during the morning from about 10am and be finished at 12am. Venue to be confirmed next week. Keep the space open in your schedule!
------ gathering postponed to February!! WATCH THIS SPACE.

Hope that your first experiences in 2011 is all happy, hopeful and inspired.