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1º Aniversary | Fash&Mark

3 Mar

Sometimes this is a fashion blog

Sometimes this in an anti-fashion blog, against silly empty girls

Sometimes this is a Marketing blog

Sometimes this blog hates marketing’s deceiving campaigns

Sometimes this is an activist blog

Sometimes this is an humanitarian blog just about social causes

Sometimes this is just a blog with cute images

Sometimes this is a blog with meaningful quotes

Sometimes this is an ecological blog

At times it is even a sponsored blog

But every single time it’s a reflection of me!

Happy Birthday Fash&Mark! :)

Thank you!

Thanks to the ones who follow, the ones who read, the ones who just want cute images, the ones who sponsor, the ones who like and dislike when the subject touches their hearts or goes against their beliefs. Also thanks to the ones who are trying to shut down Fash&Mark asking to “cease and desist”.

What You Need to Live Off the Land

25 Feb

Have you ever wonder if you could be self-sufficient by living off the land?
Do ever wanted to cut on the supermarket bill? Or to be sure your food doesn’t have a million toxic ingredients on it? Are you tired of paying the energy bill that raises every year?

Well, this graph is going to explain you, what you need to accomplish that secret dream.

(click to enlarge and see details)

Happy New Year, Dears!

10 Jan

Dear readers,

I know that it is a bit late, but every day is a good day to say good things to people, right?

I just want to wish you an astonishing year!

  • Have Fun
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Listen and Respect everyone’s opinion
  • Love unconditionally
  • Open your eyes to all the possibilities
  • Say and do what your heart tells you to
  • Remember this is your life and you should be as happy as possible
  • Be where you wanna be, with whom you wanna be, whenever you want!
  • Read my blog
  • And just be happy your way…

For 2012 all I wish is everyone to wake up and see who they really are inside and join together for a better world.

New Record!!

18 Nov

I am soooo excited about this! Remember when I talked about a boom of visitors on my blog? Well… yesterday this just got insanely wild!

Yesterday, Fash&Mark got 2067 visits/hits , no more no less! It was a glorious day! :D

I’m really happy (actually I looked like Spider-man, climbing walls of excitement, but happy is a  proper word) and I just want to say thank you! If you were here I would hug you all really tight.

You may be thinking “bitch please, shut up!”, but this is truly important to me! Fuck yeah!!

Keep visiting! :)

And remember: Feedback is always important!

Dear Readers,

16 Nov

Since the beginning of October, my blog has had a BOOM of readers and followers. Don’t even know where all these people came from, but this makes me really proud and happy.

I hope you all liked what you’ve seen here!

There is just one thing that I would like to ask you, beloved ones:

Anyway, Keep visiting :)

(and fucking comment. I want feedback. Make momma proud!)

How can a plastic bottle change your life?

28 Sep

Well, for you that are reading this article with your ass comfortably landed in a soft couch in your fancy house, with a cup of coffee next to you, seated in front of you top-of-the-art computer with great internet connection, probably it can’t change your life much! Actually it can hold your drinks inside of it, that’s good enough, right? WRONG!

As you know there are millions and millions and even more millions of people living below poverty line. But at least they have something that is kinda missing in society nowadays: Creativity to reuse materials and to find new solutions for their day-to-day problems using your “garbage”.

I’m showing you these examples, because I have faith that every time you throw a bottle away in the future, you will think about these people and the importance of such an ordinary object.

Am I saying for you to do the same? No, because luckily you don’t have the same problems as they do, but I want you to be conscious about these realities and to think “what can I do with this bottle? Will I put it in the recycling bin or can I do something different with it?” (At least I hope you recycle your stuff!)

A school made of plastic bottles

Yes, it is possible!

In the end they look like this (the 1º pic)! Crazy, huh?

More info here http://www.bottleschools.com/

Bottles become light

Seems difficult, I know. But take a look on how a man with a clever idea changed many people’s lives! It only takes you 2 minutes to be amazed!

 

Bottle as shoes

When there’s nothing, everything counts…



Now, THINK BEFORE YOU TRASH IT. Or else your kids will find this

Can you believe that we are responsible for this… :|

Our Generation should do better! What do you think?

Solar-Powered Fridge

14 Sep

Emily Cummins, 21, came up with a brilliant idea while working on a school project: What if she could invent a solar-powered fridge, which could be used in non-developed countries?

So she did! She developed a portable eco-fridge, that can keep perishable goods cool for days at a temperature around 6ºc.

But the fridge is not just only solar powered, it can also be built from household materials, making it the perfect gadget for Third World countries.

Actually, Emily went to Africa and taught people how to build this eco fridge. So, this invention is already improving thousands of lives.

“A fridge is something that people can’t seem to live without. I wanted to keep it really simple and so I set about researching how we cooled things years ago. The simplest method of cooling something could be seen when you look at how we cool biologically  –  through sweating or evaporation.” Emily Cummins

 

“The fridge comprises two cylinders  –  one inside the other. The inner cylinder is made from metal but the outer cylinder can be made from anything to hand, including wood and plastic.”

 

 

 

Art, Fashion and Environment

27 Apr

On April 21st 2011 was the first anniversary of the BP environmental disaster and some artists infiltrated the Tate Britain Museam to protest! Apparently BP is a big sponsor of the institution and the artists want this partnership to end. So they covered a naked man in oil-like liquid on the classical sculpture exhibit room


Christine Esposito creates cool pieces with soda cans. Check her website for other products

Ana Yago and journalist Jose Antonio Gimenez have a design studio – Sanserif Creatius – where they create beautiful cardboard furniture. It’s ecological and pretty stylish.

Polish Designer Karina Marusinska creates jewelry with industrial waste. Sounds difficult? When I saw the photo of the pile of garbage I was shocked!!! So many things there! I’m glad someone decided to use it wisely…

Zoe Bradley is an awesome artist. He creates astonishing things with paper and he even worked for McQueen!

Love this idea! Art + Toys + Recycling

Christian Louboutin messed with garbage?! You have to see it to believe it!

ADS | Green Creativity

27 Apr

It looks an alien inside job, but it’s not! Mini just opted for a greener ad, literally!

Mini “From town to country and back again.”

When a printed paper ad is transformed into… nothing, that’s ecological, right? Clean ads are what we need!

I present you Rain-campaign. What is that? Basically, the ad is only seen when it rains or if anyone sprays it with water. Is obviously Eco-friendly as it avoids the use of paper or any other resources that affect the environment negatively!

And also cool concept is Sand Advertising. These 2 campaigns are both developed by Fresh Green Ads’ smart guys!

Conceptual campaign where balloons were put on cars, to show what Co2 does to the earth.

Reutilization at the highest level – Rona tried to highlight the company’s paint recuperation program, the billboard was placed under an Apple Nanochromatic placement and the slogan was “We collect leftover paint”. SO SMART!

Another cool one by Denver Water

Tropicana recently created a light billboard that was only powered by Nature. Well… to be more accurate, it was powered by oranges!

See the explanation on video.

Eco-minded Editorials

27 Apr

Despite looking kinda impossible to join awesome fashion concepts with boring sustainable ones – It’s not! Apparently there are a lot of photographers and magazines that can put it together perfectly!

Uk Vogue | Nov 09 by Tim Walker | “ Make do and mend”



Paper couture by Soon Tong

“From brown paper, toilet paper and tracing paper to old magazines and newspaper, this series is a nod to the sheer ubiquity of paper in urban life, and an indictment of its wanton waste.”

Photography / Soon Tong
Fashion & Creative Direction / Ashburn Eng
Model / Weronika H (Ave. Management)
Hair & Make-up / Chris Ruth
Text / Joyceline Tully
Assistant Designer / Shanna Matthew

Old Oil into Candles

27 Apr

The first time that I heard about this new product I was thrilled. I’m that kind of person that freaks out when the cooking oil is overused and has to go to the garbage.  I read once, that one drop of cooking oil pollutes the same water as a human being pollutes is all life. 1 DROP!!! (I’m aware that this is exaggerated, but it scares huh?)

Did you know that just 1 liter of wasted cooking oil can contaminate 1 million liters of water?!

So you gotta love this machine! Oon Home Recycling Solutions is a Lisbon-based company that develops innovative green products.

Oon Candlemaker transforms old cooking oil into fragrant decorative candles! How awesome is this?

You are not just saving the planet by polluting less (reducing), but you’re also recycling and reutilizing oil as candles. And the best part is: The candles have fragrance!

For me this is one of the most (if not the most) creative sustainable gadget of all time!

Fragrances:

  • spicy orange
  • cozy jasmine
  • blueberry smoothie
  • sea lemons
  • handpicked apples
  • sweet coffee cream
  • naked soul (whatever that is)

The Oon Candlemaker is a great product and has an astonishing design. It only costs 199€ and it comes with seven pods (that neutralize the oil smell, and provide color and fragrance to the candles). Check how it works on their website.

1 Watch = 1 Tree planted

27 Apr

Los Angeles based company, WeWood (could it have a funniest name?!), is committed to environment and the health of earth. WeWood crafts wood watches and for each sold product the company plants a tree, thanks to a partnership with American Forests and Global ReLeaf.

The key words of WeWood are: Eco-iconic, eco-minded, non-artificial nor toxic materials and sophisticated sustainability.

WeWood goal: Restore Mother Nature.

This wooden watches are available online, if you want to check it out.

I’m still wondering how will you know if they planted a tree…? And, if they use wood as they main raw material, isn’t it the right thing to do – to plant a tree? If they want to plant a tree so much why they advertise it as kind of its core business?

Do you think the same? Do you like this idea? And what about the watches – cool?

Turk + Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2011

27 Apr

Turk and Taylor’s 2011 Spring/Summer collection combines organic cotton, recycled hot air balloon, recycled polyester, dead-stock fabric and hemp to create a simple, colorful and sustainable summer collection. We can’t ask for more…

Bohol Jacket – made from 1980s hot air balloon (say what?!)

FASHION VS ENVIRONMENT – What do you think?

Fashionable Biodegradable shoes

27 Apr

OAT shoes had a big concern: Why can’t we have stylish and “green” shoes?

They realized that everyone bought fancy and fashionable sneakers and that was freaking difficult for people to go for greener choices, because the options were hideous!

So they came across with a sexy and green choice. OAT shoes created a new shoe concept that can be buried after use, cause they’re biodegradable!

Ok… the shoes are fancy, the concept is cool, but I would rather prefer the guy on the photos? Can I buy that online? :P

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