Raising Voices with Reclaimed Postcards

Regular customer and former reCreate Featured Artist Kristie Landry uses salvaged materials from The Resource Exchange in her works all the time. Most recently, though, Kristie has been using stuff from the re to make her voice heard. Postcards are something we get at the re quite often. They’re one of those items in our store that you can take the time to flip through and find just the right one for the kind of message you want to send. Instead of buying or printing all of them new, Kristie found some postcards in our piles that spoke to her … Continue reading

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TerraCycle’s latest reuse projects!

We’ve written before about TerraCycle, the Trenton-based international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. This 2013 Blog Post describes what TerraCycle does and shows how they used shadow boxes that the Resource Exchange saved from a Walnut Street Theater production to make a “museum wall” of the company’s history and products. In 2014, the re staff visited TerraCycle and we wrote a Blog Post about how they turned giant umbrellas that we saved from the Philadelphia Flower Show into shade umbrellas in their courtyard! With reuse at the core of their … Continue reading

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Ala Modak – New Restaurant on the Block!

Not only are our awesome new neighbors serving up delicious Middle Eastern food at Ala Modak Restaurant, but they are also re regulars and incorporated lots of different reclaimed materials during the renovation and decoration!  Check out the beautiful space and try the tasty and affordable food at this unique BYOB at the corner of Cecil B. Moore Ave and N. Hancock St, open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. There’s even a corner of the restaurant where you can try on traditional dress or put on a fez and have your picture taken (as staff member, Laura, recently did).  The … Continue reading

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