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Photos from Pulp ’17

Mar
19

Pulp Party was a great success on January 14th, 2017! PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design is a Toronto-based not-for-profit corporation set to encourage community building and environmental awareness.  The event combined reclaimed materials installation art, live music, dancing, and charity. In addition to being a fun event that made you think about environmental awareness, it was a fundraiser designed to examine the current life cycle of paper materials (among others) and investigate alternative uses. Each year, the organization supports a Toronto charity. This year, artist Ksenija Spasic worked again with staff and youth at YSM Evergreen Centre, making wearable art for the event. In addition, funds raised during the event will go to Evergreen Centre for Street-Involved Youth. Evergreen Centre for at risk street youth which provides varied and nutritious meals at their youth drop-in centre. Last year they donated over $1500 to the cause. A sell out crowd filled the “blue box wonderland” that transformed 360 Geary Avenue.  The space was filled with the work of 20 artists built out of reclaimed materials, including paper, vinyl records, plastic bottles, styrofoam peanuts and wood palettes just to name a few. Many thanks to all the artists involved.  Here is a […]

PULP Party 2017, Toronto

Jan
10

Ever partied in a room full of paper, plastic and reclaimed materials?   Get ready for PULP: paper art party 2017, an evening of reclaimed materials installation art, music, and chairty. PULP will take place on Saturday, January 14, at Geary Lane (360 Geary Ave.)   Over 20 artists and designers have submitted proposals to build 10 installations out of reclaimed materials in order to turn Geary Lane into an original, blue-bin playground.  UpcycledXD will be represented with a display of Solar Bottle Bubbles that will illuminate the bar area.   The event will feature live music by Vivienne Wilder, performances by Aleks Bartosik, and DJs Ebony and Wasserman. Cash bar, this is a 19+ event.   Funds raised at the event will be donated to Yonge Street Mission Evergreen Centre for Street Involved Youth, who are also creating art for the event.   Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/983831441746526/   Website: http://pulpartparty.ca/ Twitter: @pulpartparty Instagram: @pulp.art.party We’ll see you there!  

Bottom’s-Up Chandelier in CSI Spadina, Toronto

Dec
05

In late November 2016, the Centre for Social Innovation, a dynamic co-working space at 215 Spadina Avenue in Toronto became the most recent location for the installation of a bottom’s-up chandelier. This restored brick-and-beam warehouse building, now a series of office spaces features lots of natural light, open spaces, a green roof and a living breathing bio-wall in the entrance lobby. The 4th Floor space for the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) now boasts an additional green feature in the bottom’s-up chandelier which is prominently displayed over the communal kitchen within the entrance / gathering lounge. The chandelier can be viewed during business hours weekdays and will be on exhibit until the end of May 2017.

Hybrid Chandelier

Jul
28

Designed to fit over a 70’s style globe light, this hybrid chandelier combines the styles of the Tops-down and Bottom’s-up chandeliers. Cascading 2′ from the ceiling, the chandelier is friction fitted over the existing lamp jazzing up the aesthetic of the apartment while allowing easy removal to change bulbs. If you would like a chandelier piece like this or any other work from our portfolio, please contact upcycledxd@gmail.com

Bottom’s-up send off

Nov
07

In late September 2015, a client bid farewell to his apartment which contains an original custom-sized bottom’s-up chandelier by upcycledXD.  The evening carried on beneath the glow of the chandelier creating a festive, yet bitter-sweet send off.  The piece now lives on in the hands of a new occupant to enjoy and celebrate.

upcycledXD expands into Chicago

Oct
15

Earlier this year, upcycledXD assisted a client with the relocation of a tops-down Chandelier from a New York City apartment to a new building in Chicago.  As part of the relocation, the fixture was required to be adapted to stand vertically and independently in a floor base, rather than being suspended as it had previously been installed.  With some adjustments and re-sizing, this once hanging-only chandelier takes on more versatility, now enabled to stand alone or hang from ceilings.

Summer Issue of Novella Magazine in Toronto

Jul
26

The summer issue of Novella Magazine in Toronto has been released!!  Eric Charron and his upcycled works are the featured Art & Culture Profile article in the centre spreads.  You can pick up your copy of Novella at Gateway news stands in the #1 Line Subway (Yonge /Spadina) south of Bloor Street.  It is also available in numerous downtown hotels – Trump International Hotel, Fairmont Royal York, Ritz Carlton, Gladstone Hotel, Templar Hotel, The Omni King Edward and the Windsor Arms as well as many boutiques, galleries and cafes throughout the city. You can also access the article about Eric at Novella’s website: http://novellamag.com/architectartist-eric-charron/

Welcome to the new upcycledXD

Jul
12

  Welcome to upcycledXD.  This page will be updated regularly as well as the facebook page – click the image above. Stay tuned for the release of Novella magazine “Art & Culture” feature about upcycledXD, set to release on July 16th, 2015.