One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure: Can It! The Vipp Charity Auction Of Artist Designed Cans.

Vipp Charity auction hero IIHIH copyDesign Within Reach is co-hosting CAN IT!, a charity auction to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

CAN IT! is being produced by Danish design company Vipp in celebration of their 70th anniversary. This noteworthy event will feature an exhibition and auction of Vipp trash bins that have been transformed by 35 leading figures in the worlds of architecture, art, design, fashion and entertainment. (more…)

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A Brush With Talent: The Charity Artist Brush Auction


above: many of the brushes have illustrated images by the artists who used them

The Rotofugi gallery, a designer toy store and gallery located in Chicago, Illinois, had this wonderful idea of auctioning off the actual used (and signed) art brushes of some of today’s hippest lowbrow surrealist, and underground artists and illustrators on ebay to benefit Gigi’s Playhouse. (more…)

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