East #21: Eduardo's Recyclables

East #21: Eduardo's Recyclables

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 16, 2008

Name: Eduardo
Location: East Village, NY
Size: 366
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? On a personal level, less surfaces to dust. I hate hate hate to dust. On a global scale, living small seems more socially responsible. Less natural resources to use up. Less water to mop that second or third penthouse floor...

What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D

Less electricity to keep the place bright and temperature right. Fewer chemicals to dump. More money in the clutch... to even afford MoMa... or to simply buy art supplies.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

The mean streets...and let's not forget those 99-cent stores...

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

Renewability. The greenest objects are those that have already been built.
I like the fact that a lot of the pieces in my apartment I've found on the streets. It's amazing what New Yorkers kick to the curb. Objects have histories. And second chances are good. It feels good to either clean them up or transform them and give them a new soul...not to mention a new (albeit small) home.

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