Jazz Scene USA with Nancy Wilson 1962 - Hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr.
I’ve enjoyed a few in-store classes at TreeHouse. Offering educational classes in a store is a terrific idea, and TreeHouse has hosted some excellent ones.
At left is a photo of a home solar discussion this morning by one of the company’s co-founders explaining what’s involved, why solar is a good long-term investment for residential homes, and how installing solar can increase the value of a home.
At right is a Tesla on view in the store the same day (both photos are filtered with Aviary).
Articles that I hope indicate this store will expand in the years ahead:
- Dwell Magazine, "A New Kind of Hardware Store: TreeHouse" (2012)
- AustinPost, "TreeHouse: The Whole Foods of Home Improvement?" (2012)
- Austin American-Statesman, "TreeHouse Offers Customers Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Options" (2011)
Flowers Around Austin …
Not terribly glamorous but real, and a delight.
"Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow." ~ John Lennon (1940-1980)
Turkish Photographers and Images on Instagram
One of my favorite Instagram discoveries has been of Turkish photographers who have created exceptional visual profiles on that platform. Shown above, top down:
And, there are more!
Search on “Turkey” in the Instagram app.
Turkey is a beautiful and fascinating country, but it has been under stress recently. These photographers provide a “visual glimpse” of the country that is unique and unforgettable.
Do we need a photography exhibition in the U.S.? I think so.
ONE and CARE Visit Jon McClellan at Senator Ted Cruz’ Office
Thanks to Jon McClellan for welcoming ONE and CARE representatives on March 31, 2014 to the Austin office. We discussed many things and appreciated having a hearing.
Two Instagrams at bottom: (left to right): 1) Philip M. Gommels, PLLC (attorney with CARE); Jon McClellan, State Outreach Director for Senator Ted Cruz; Mike Hogan of ONE Campaign, Austin; and Philippe Nassif, Regional Advocacy Coordinator for CARE, Houston; and 2) Philip, me and Jon.
At top, you can see our reflections on the Senator’s door prior to entering. That is one secure building! [All photos with an iPhone via Instagram.]
Follow the link for the latest ….
Enjoyed the afternoon wandering through The Domain. Some lovely arts and crafts - in particular I liked the recycled and found object artists. Click on the link above to reach the website.
Heartstrings playing on Viddy (treat!)
Three brief Vine videos:
~Chrissy Dooley (.com) of Magnolia, Texas - lovely necklaces at Art @ The Domain https://vine.co/v/MM6d92nKi9A
~Beautiful beaded bags at Boko - Art @ The Domain https://vine.co/v/MM6wwaFrvxJ
~Eric - presteau.com of Illinois - Eric Lee - Art @ The Domain https://vine.co/v/MM6DEpTWmUH
EcoRise Youth Innovations & Austin Green Drinks
Thanks to Austin Green Drinks and Net Impact Austin for having EcoRise as the focus of the March 18, 2014 “green drinks” sustainability networking event at Art.Science.Gallery. in the new Canopy art complex in East Austin. We enjoyed it!
- Top: visiting Stephen L. Clark Gallery (marvelous collection)
- Below: performing an acoustic set at El Mercado during South by South First.
Enjoyed having my sister in Austin during SXSW 2014.
Where did the time go?
Gosh, I had no idea.
I love Tumblr! But, I guess that shows ….
SXSW 2014 and South By South First
Formerly a cover article on Carolyn’s Nonprofit Blog, this discussion has been made into its own “article.” Follow the link!
EcoRise Youth Innovations and Reel Change Film Frenzy 2014
EcoRise was pleased to be included in this year’s Reel Change Film Frenzy. The event involved an initial meeting where film ideas are brainstormed (see Instagram at lower left), followed by a week of filming. The final screening occurred on February 23 at Alamo Drafthouse (Gina LaMotte, Founder and Executive Director of EcoRise, and filmmaker Ricardo Palomares are shown at top).
Stay tuned - the short film is very artful - we’ll post it online once Ricardo gives it the finishing touches. Shown below at right is Fulmore Middle School's Cooper Askins (Instagram taken during the screening).
EcoRise thanks Lights. Camera. Help. for including us in the project, and Goodwill Industries of Central Texas for serving as Executive Producer of the 10 nonprofit films created during Reel Change Film Frenzy, of which we were one.
Flatbed Press Contemporary Print Fair 2014
Sharing a few Instagrams from the Valentine’s Day opening reception to benefit Serie Project at Flatbed Press (Austin, Texas), and a few from the print fair held the following day. For additional details, please see my earlier Tumblr. The entire event was held in honor of the late Sam Coronado, founder of Serie Project.
Among my favorite Instagrams are at top, "Printmaker’s Hands: Iron Frog Press (Dallas), Matt Bagley,” and at bottom, “Alfonso Huerta Garcia Print Demonstration” (follow the link to a brief Viddy). Just above Alfonso at right is the display of longtime friend Maricela Sanchez.
The event program is posted on SlideShare.
Follow the link above to reach the website of The Dumpster Project.
"What does home look like in a world of 10 billion people? How do we equip current and future generations with the tools they need for sustainable living practices? With a 33 sq. ft. dumpster and a team of students and experts, the dumpster will transform from a barely habitable used garbage container to a sustainable house and interactive teaching lab.
Professor Dumpster and his Huston-Tillotson students in Austin, Texas will need all the help they can get because he’s camping out in a dumpster and it’s on the students’ bucket list to live the American dream (litter-ally)! Want to pitch in? Toss in a bit of ‘disposable’ income and support the project today.”
On a personal note, after leaving the presentation, I caught the historic Huston-Tillotson campus from one of its highest elevations at sunset. Lovely view! Below you see a dumpster converted to a photo booth for the reception on February 12, and at right, an enthusiastic Professor Dumpster sharing his thoughts about the project.