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The first Eclastic team!

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Many Maasai are working at Little Mara Bush Camp. We invited their wives to learn how to recycle plastic bottles. I was a bit skeptic, Maasai are famous for their beads work, will they like the plastic bottle beads? YES, they loved it! Agnes Cecilia and Noolari are living in a village close to Talek, a small […]

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Saruni and the plastic curtains

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Saruni is Little Mara Bush Camp naturalist and he also takes care of the children. Today we have started to do the plastic curtain in the Little Manyatta. We still need more bottles, but I’m sure we will get them soon. I am glad to see that the Maasai are appreciating the craft with plastic. […]

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Little Mara Bush Camp

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The Mara has welcomed us with lots of animals. A Leopard left his prey on a tree (photo coming soon…) Wildebeest surrounded the camp and Hippos walk in front of us. During the evening we can hear Lions, Hyenas, Hippos and Elephants! Simply amazing. Eclastic first task is to create small plastic curtains for the […]

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The Plastic Whisperer goes to the Mara!

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It is now time to start a new adventure. An adventure full of surprises, sun, animals, savannah, unexpected situations. In July we will start the Eclastic project in Maasai Mara (Kenya). We will train the Maasai women to create beautiful jewelry and useful items with plastic bottles. I wish everyone could see plastic the way […]

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Fabulous pink

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This is one of my first creation with flowers. I love pink. Unfortunately I cannot find pink plastic bottle here so I’ve colored one with a mat spray and the result is not bad at all. This color represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving […]

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Nick Ndeda and the dvds

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I never really listen the radio. I get disturbed by the fact that I cannot choose the music and I cannot sing every single song. One day in the office I’ve discovered XFM 105.5 (Nairobi). Nice music and nice people. I love it and I listen to it every morning from 6:30 to 8:30 and […]

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Bottle cap Lampshade

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Another fantastic idea! I believe it could be used also as decorative item. I’m totally doing that. I need only to save the bottle cap! you can find the tutorial here!

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Coca cola bottle lamp shade

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Today is my last day of holiday before to come back to work :-(. In a week time I will go to Maasai Mara and we will start the Eclastic project with the Maasai Women. Let’s hope for the best. I really wish to see a cleaner Kenya. Today, driving back home, I saw on […]

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Purple or not purple?

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I remember once, long time ago in Sicily, I was working at a Horse Racecourse. I was very good, never made a mistake and everybody loved me. The winner used to bring me gifts, chocolates, hats or just a nice tip. Then it happened. The incriminated day I decided to wear a purple/lilac shirt. If […]

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Photographic challenge

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Whatever I need to do I look on google or youtube. I love youtube. I’ve learnt how to do nail art, how to put make up, how to do this and that.  I wanted to take nice photos of my plastic jewelry and I cannot really afford right now to pay a professional photographer, so […]

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