Holy Scrap Store Opens Today - Helpful Stuff For a Post Consumer Life
Our actions are often shaped by our vision of the future. Mikey and I have been anticipating cultural shifts in which we all move from consumers to reusers, reusers to makers of things from raw materials and makers to gifters. The final stage is a hope that one day it'll be obvious that our best investment is in the happiness of others. At that time giving will replace exchange.
In our time the post millennial virtual silk road (the web) certainly helped the home manufacturer become the new mom-n-pop and Etsy become the new mall. This means hand made goods imbued with something only hand made goods offer - the creativity and intention of real people - can replace the crap that corporations are pumping down factory conveyer belts.
In the midsts of this environment Mikey and I are happy to be launching a Holy Scrap Store . It represents our own trajectory through these stages. The site is a venue for us to offer you our home built, hand crafted and wild harvested goods right from our homestead in S. New Mexico.
Here you can find Mikey's electronic kits and products - devices he designs to make the labor of life smarter and easier. Under "Gravity Free" I offer medicinals - teas, smokes, tinctures, salves and the like - home grown, wild harvested and home made from extraordinary plants unique to our region of the country.
Just for fun we've added "Vintage Finds" so that we can share what we consider to be well designed or quality made goods from the past - treasures we pluck from the would be waste stream and move to the loved and adored stream. And finally a section called "Wearables" offers silk screens and modified "new to you" garments.
We've got just a few things up right now, a start. We hope that by sharing our discoveries you will experience the enjoyment, good health and happiness that we have. Check back often, we're adding stuff all the time.