I had so much fun visiting and chatting with Lisa from The Long Beach Depot for Creative ReUse. She is not only a passionate upcycler, but a wonderful recourse for artists. She loves to connect people and projects. If you are ever in Long Beach, California check out her store. This place is an eco-artist, recyclers'/upcyclers' dream. There are bins of crayons, beads, buttons, embroidery floss. And there are things you didn't know you needed to make something out of- computer bits, sample tiles. All bunched up in this lovely store.
If you want to help the store: Call Lisa! She'll let you know when the store is ready to take more items or what they need. She sorts everything by hand, so drop offs are by appointment only.
I came away with some cool trinkets for future episodes and a cat toy made by one of her featured artists.
A big thank you to Nik from Wasting Thyme for helping out with the shooting and hand modeling.