I love Free Shops!! They are awesome!
And I just wanted to show you a couple of items I got on my free shop hauls lately.
I got a cute shirt.
Free shopping is so much more exciting then regular shopping.
It’s like another person left presents there for you to find.
You’ll often find something unique, I sometimes find handmade or hand embellished clothing.
Wearing this, I already got asked twice if I am a communist, by people looking at me in bewilderment.
Free shops are awesome, coz they redistribute stuff from people that don’t need it to people that need and want it. They are like the flow stations in society. Things flow in and they flow out. No throwing beautiful, useful items into landfills or incinerators. Thinking of all the great stuff that already ended up in landfills, coz people didn’t think about it or didn’t know what to do with it, makes me pretty sad.
Another person commented I was post socialist. I liked that. And of curz I am post socialist!
No exchange of money needed. Just giving and receiving.
It’s almost like a free rental shop, if you don’t like something, just bring it back or give it to another free shop or one of your friends.
The kettle in our studio kitchen broke. I had just brought a kettle to the free shop a couple of weeks ago. And I found this one last time. Mini kettle. Cute!
My favourite free shop in Berlin is called “Schenkladen”, which translated means “the shop of giving”. Sweet name!
This is a patch from a shirt that looks like a pyjama top. It says ‘superluck’, how cool is that?!
A new friend of mine invited me to a ‘free flea market’. Can’t wait to go! Have you been to a free shop before? What cool things did you get or experience?
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Here is a documentary about the Venus Project. To me, the Venus Project on the one hand sounds kind of utopian and really interesting, on the other hand it sounds like a cult sect, like Scientology or something. I’m always interested when people have ideas or actual plans for making the world a better place instead of just ranting and complaining about politicians. I mean seriously?! I like a good rant, but people need to come up with something practical sometimes. So yeah, because it sounds a bit dodgy to me, I tried to find out more information about. I like some of the ideas, like getting rid off money. Not sure if that is necessary, but it’s one way.
And I also like the science approach. Science in harmony with nature. I don’t believe that we have to live without electricity and in caves to protect nature. What we do with our science and technology at the moment is just really unsophisticated and destructive. Really, it’s just fucking dumb and disgusting.
On the other hand, as I said, the project is a bit like a cult. I met one of the clowns that are really into it at Occupy Melbourne. Hole Fucking Christ!! What a freaking weirdo!! He had his little group of followers with him, a girl who just fucking repeated everything he said and a guy who didn’t say anything at all. Which was probably better too! The “leader” was chewing our fucking ears off, with how he had these” visions” and talked all sorts of shit, not letting us really say anything in return. I was just “Holy Mother, can my partner stop talking to this asshole so he might fuck off?!”. Basically he was on the lookout for some more disciples, some more people to recruit. So yeah, total fucking turnoff.
If you want, check out that documentary or their website and make up your own mind. Or maybe you’ve heard about them and made up your mind already. Either way let me know what you think.
Happy Easter and enjoy your long weekend off!!
Btw, we are going camping for a week and then we are moving overseas, so I won’t be blogging for a while(that’s also why I’ve been a bit behind with my blog posts lately). I’m sure I will blog myself into a right fucking fit once I get back to Germany. So I’ll hope you’ll miss me while I’m gone and are looking forward to more blog posts very soon!!x