If you follow Tristin and Tyler on their eco adventures, you know we LOVE upcycling! Upcycling is taking something that was used for one purpose, and making it useful in another way. So we were super excited to meet an artist who takes his upcycling very seriously! Meet Rodney Allen Trice of The Other Man's Treasures aka T.O.M.T
Ever seen a table supported by crutches, or a chandelier made from an umbrella! NO? Well, then you're in for a treat in the next episode of "Tristin and Tyler's Tales from the City!"
The boys head to Brooklyn to hang out with Rodney, an artist with a clear mission to REFIT THE PLANET! Rodney takes items that would probably end up in a landfill and turns them into more functional pieces! Rodney called his job career counseling for objects! Instead of getting rid of things, he gives them a new job and purpose!
The boys learned a lot about being creative, using their imagination and thinking outside of the box in this episode! So did I! Their favorite piece of work by Rodney? The tire chair; so comfortable yet super stylish!
Cool, huh? Would you purchase upcycled furniture? Why or why not?
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