Biodegradable t shirt bags. Design t shirts at home. Running t shirt quilt.
Biodegradable T Shirt Bags
- (of a substance or object) Capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms
- Description for anything that is able to be broken down by living organisms such as bacteria or fungi. Some biodegradable materials can serve as the ingredients for compost. Items that take a long time to biodegrade will pile up in landfills.
- capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria; "a biodegradable detergent"
- Biodegradation is the chemical breakdown of materials by a physiological environment. The term is often used in relation to ecology, waste management and environmental remediation (bioremediation). Organic material can be degraded aerobically with oxygen, or anaerobically, without oxygen.
- A T-shirt (T shirt or tee) is a shirt which is pulled on over the head to cover most of a person's torso. A T-shirt is usually buttonless and collarless, with a round neck and short sleeves.
- T Shirt is a 1976 album by Loudon Wainwright III. Unlike his earlier records, this (and the subsequent 'Final Exam') saw Wainwright adopt a full blown rock band (Slowtrain) - though there are acoustic songs on T-Shirt, including a talking blues.
- A short-sleeved casual top, generally made of cotton, having the shape of a T when spread out flat
- jersey: a close-fitting pullover shirt
- (bag) capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"
- (bag) a flexible container with a single opening; "he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"
- (of a hunter) Succeed in killing or catching an animal
- Succeed in securing (something)
- (bag) hang loosely, like an empty bag
- Put (something) in a bag
Make it Right
Brooch: Make it Right – brooch made from a photo Tom took of a painting of Brad Pitt that hangs in the Make it Right offices. The painting was done by students of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. Brooch Materials: nickel, acrylic, brass, stainless steel, photo Panel Materials: wood, acrylic, photo, steel wire, pink material from the 150 Pink Houses art project initiative that launched the Make it Right program, electric switches, light bulbs, stainless steel, paint 2010, 19"w x 25"h x 8"d "Make it Right" The Lower 9th Ward got a lot of press post-Katrina. And well it should have. Because, when the Industrial Canal flood wall was overtopped by the huge storm surge coursing down the MRGO (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet) into the “Funnel”*, it undermined the footings of the wall and toppled it backwards releasing all of that surge into the Lower 9th, the Holy Cross and St. Bernard districts. It rushed into neighborhoods that had been the place were the working poor of New Orleans had found their opportunity to own a small piece of the American Dream as New Orleans looked to areas outside its historic confines for development. These areas were the lowlands that had always surrounded the city. You protect them with floodwalls and levees and hope you can keep the high water out. The homes in these areas were built, for the most part, using historic methodologies and design…i.e. Shotgun houses! Long narrow frame construction set on short piers relatively close to the ground. In other words they weren’t designed with the conditions of the land, the environment or storm threat in mind. So, when the waters came rushing in those homes in proximity to a wall failure, were turned into boats! They floated up off their foundations and went helter-skelter careening through the district, crashing into other homes and eventually settleing down on top of cars, trucks, in the middle of the streets and in the oddest arrangements imaginable. Outside of the “blast zone”, a 100 square block area immediately in front of the break, the homes simply filled up to their ceilings with nasty, stinky water that quietly seeped into the structures. The pumps that keep us dry by sucking the water off of the streets via the storm drains can only handle an inch of rain per hour. The surge from Katrina swamped those pumping stations and they were strategically shut down before the invading waters fried the motors beyond possible future repair. So, it was a month before the flooded districts of the city got pumped out by huge mobile pumps, brought in to replace the shutdown pumping stations. Needless to say this was a devastating event for the residents of these districts. What do you do when faced with this level of destruction? Enter Brad Pitt. Like many of us, he, along with a whole long list of celebrity types, had fallen in with New Orleans and established residency here. He witnessed the daunting task facing the residents of this district and decided to help. He applied his star power and his personal financial resources to stimulate the creation of an appropriate redevelopment program. And what a program Make it Right has turned out to be. The non-profit group Common Ground, was the first organization to dedicate its efforts in assisting residents to recover and rebuild in the Lower 9th. They provided the groundwork for what came next. Sometime during the early stages of the Make It Right startup, Brad had seen a house, somewhere in town that had been tented for termite extermination. It was a bright pink tent. It startled and inspired him to suggest the creation of a pink tent city that would be used as a public awareness and fund raising vehicle. The architecture team of Make It Right set to work designing the pink tent city to emulate the positions of the houses in the district that had been swept away. They borrowed the scaffolding used by the city for Mardi Gras bleachers and reconfigured them into house shaped pipe forms, then covered them with a biodegradable pink waterproof canvas. For the opening night party, many of the structures were illuminated from the interior making the whole 10 block area glow with a warm pink hue that truly gave one the sense that we were coming back and that the future was bright. They gave me one of these tents for use in this panel and they still have a lot left which they have been converting into bags and satchels that they sell on their website. Make It Right then launched an international design competition to design environmentally appropriate housing designs for rebuilding this district. What has happened as a result of this incredible dedication is truly one of the most astounding events I have ever witnessed. And, is easily one of the most remarkable post-Katrina events that are changing the face of the city, not only physically but psychologically as
there was a lady who bought a pair of oprah's shoes on ebay and when she felt depressed and like everything was her fault she would stand in the shoes and then she would feel better thinking about gay step dads and dried out sharpie markers wearing four shirts in the front room of my program house at night when it is 16 degrees because the thermostat is at 62 being awake and dirty, being dirty and ok are you going to be ok yeah i think so ok are you hungry yeah are you yes tao lin writes " i would like to have powerful interns who will be more famous than me in five years and develop highly clinical relationships with them but i cannot seem to locate these people so i have added myself to the american apparel wikipedia page and have thus become my own intern" i laughed hard in the front room why am i alone, without interns why are all of my interns refusing to make themselves known where are all my interns crowds of japanese tourists silver hair, someday people posing with other people they do not know for photographs i think about touching your face vocabulary complicated saturday nights putting you into my clothes 1234567891011121314151617181920212121212121212121212121 is the internet stored in servers or is it really so fictional is it inside of large black box towers in rooms with fluorescent lighting and infinite wiring a poster of a cat taped on the wall flickering lights on all the sides, orange, green, red and yellow you wrote back and said you couldn't write back right now because you were in a weird place in west africa and had internet for like eight minutes but that you were thinking about me and to send you my address "ok" i thought and looked at pictures of bread on the internet and read a little poetry made some thank you card when are we going to make line graphs for fun i thought about how it is weird that you can buy already peeled vegetables and fruits in some expensive grocery stores and you can walk up to it and pull it out of a bed of crushed ice and put it in a biodegradable plastic bag and pay a lot of money for it a pyramid of oranges jessica says that the cancer sign is the most generous in the zodiac but i think this is probably only with material possessions i feel very cold i think i will kill my housemates i might kill the next person who miscommunicates with me i might kill them with my brain i might kill their brain with my brain i might let them kill me with their hands i am thinking very hard about how in some languages with different alphabets their words are spelled with different characters but how in english they are written in the english alphabet and whether or not other languages do this with their various alphabets i should wash my hair i should also do something physical for the love of god winter is hard i want to be outside and riding a bike when you look at me like that my mouth gets heavy when i think very hard about africa i want to throw up when i think very hard about how people think they understand things i want to throw up i am selfish i only want things that do not belong in winter oranges, avocados, bicycles, green and yellow, iced tea too in love with gentleness too easy too much control over things i read you a poem in my bed supersaturation of color, of emotion, of the ground keli said, this is the first time in our lives that our bodies aren't changing a lot and i said yeah but i was thinking yes, they are i am doing something new every day something small messy things small, messy things will go away just go to sleep the color blue is large pick something material you own that is important to you a camera, a book, a record, a sweater, a letter, a drum set, a make up brush, a photograph, a pair of shoes and write a thank you letter to everyone who made this object in your life possible for example, a book the author, the person who edited it the publisher, the person who delivered the book to the publisher the person who made the paper the truck drivers who delivered it the person who works at the bookstore the person who cut down the tree the person who decided it was ok to cut down the tree the person who invented the font the person, people, or societies who coined language the person who made the chemicals to bleach the paper the person who recommended you the book, if applicable etcetera now sit down and think about everything else that you own and now also please eat a snack because you will be hungry at this point, most likely! and also feel free to pay your library fines prescriptions heaters pajama pants someday my body will be molecules and dust someday my body will be specks i wonder what that would feel like you could examine someone one piece at a time! do your days feel like themes? do your best days feel like themes with variations? do your days feel like themes?