Think more about what we have.
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting a bus in Argyle Street, Glasgow. No, not your usual bus this was a cool bus which was the brainchild from Gumtree to get us folks upcycling more and using what we have in our homes to create new things. Heading up this amazing campaign is Mr. Max McMurdo, he can make something amazing from anything! (you will have seen him on TV creating cool stuff from junk) and also his wonderful team to inspire the people of Glasgow. As soon as you stepped on the bus - great welcomes and energy all about what was happening and what we could do and make. Make? Oh we get to make something too?!
The bus was fully kitted out in such a cool, clever way. Upstairs was a fully functioning workshop with lots of tools and machines and downstairs was seating areas where people were making frames, lamps and in general getting excited about what you can do at home and find on Gumtree.
The bus had toured the UK and Glasgow was the last stop. It was great to be so inspired with Max - (you'll see us on TV soon together....) and his super duper amazing team. I really hope Gumtree do more of this with the bus with Max as it's such a great concept to find stuff on gumtree - and up-cycle it at home. Would be a great inspirational tool for schools also so I do hope to see more of this great idea around the UK!
My friend and I got the chance to make some lights from wood from an old wardrobe. It was great fun, and now my cool cactus plant sits in my library at home now! I've been inspired to use more of Gumtree for things I can re-use, re-make and bring to life - so look out Glasgow I'm coming for all your unwanted things.....