A lot has happened since we last blogged. Many custom builds, moved into a larger workshop in Mitchell and opened our first exhibition at NISHI Gallery, called ANEW. If you haven't already checked it out, come and visit us, we're there till 26 of October 2014. We'd love to have a chat.
The exhibition provides examples of what boyandgirlco can do with the humble pallet, of up-cycling and what can be made from discarded things. At present we live in a consumer-driven society that thrives on the new, the fresh purchase, the sale item, with little regard for environmental impact. With every new item sold, we discard the old with little or no regard for its function in a new form. Out with the ‘new’ and make it ‘anew’.
Everywhere boyandgirlco look we see an opportunity to turn discarded items into treasure. Whether it’s pallets, old wood, glass bottles, suitcases, wardrobes and couches, we'll breathe new life into it and utilise its potential. We want everyone to start thinking of different ways to up-cycle.
So Pallet People, heres the rub: Key point: old is not old, old is gold.
What we ask you to do is create something new from something old and show us! Post an image and hashtag #boyandgirlco on Instagram. We'd love to see what you have created.
Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling. Good luck!