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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Trash Talk: Lager Radios and Pepsi Guitars

Photo: Michael Daecher. From About.com.

Anouk Zijlma, Guide to Africa Travel at About.com, has posted a beautiful photo gallery of recycled toys made in Capetown, South Africa by local artists using scraps such as might be found in the average city trashcan. Bottle caps and barbed wire, spray cans and potato chip wrappers find new life as toy cars, miniature guitars, and, most impressively, a working radio whose faceplate still displays the name "Castle Lager," a local beer.

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  1. that's a wonderful radio. I remember when I lived in Malawi constantly being amazed by the ingenuity with which people made toys out of trash. I never saw anything like this though!

  2. Thanks for your comment, CGP! I found the radio amazing, too. Malawi must have been a fascinating place to be. These treasures made from trash are such a great example of "upcycling"...

  3. hello wild orchid,
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    Spicy World Kitchen King Masala
    Everest kitchen king masala.
    it is not a must for any curry base as you can always use the more common Garam Masala.

  4. Thanks so much, Sia! This is a great help. Cheers, Rachel