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Gomi Style – DIY For The New Millenium

I’m sure most people have heard the saying, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. Well, the wisdom behind these words will certainly become apparent if you spend any length of time on the Gomi Style website and watch some of their videos.

So what the heck is Gomi?

Here is a blurb from the site:

Gomi is a slang word meaning trash or junk. It’s originally a Japanese word for dust or garbage, but it’s now used to describe anything that we discard or no longer value. It was introduced to English speakers by the best selling fiction writer, William Gibson, who is also credited with coining the term “cyberspace” back in the 1980’s. Gibson used the word gomi frequently to describe the near-future dystopia of our material culture gone haywire.

Gomi Style then is essentially the utilization of materials/objects thought of as junk to make something functional and/or aesthetically pleasing. In the words of Marque Cornblatt – the man behind the movement – Gomi Style is “so much more than dumpster diving – it’s a way of life”!

The overall Gomi Style philosophy is very cool in itself (and is certainly a prime example of ‘turning wastes into resources’), but I must say that Cornblatt has also done an excellent job presenting his ideas in a very interesting and entertaining manner!

The video I’ve included above demonstrates how to build an aquarium mirror using mostly junk materials – very cool! The Gomi guys also have a number of other great videos featuring other creative DIY projects using junk.

I highly recommend you check them out!

[tags]gomi style, dumpster diving, diy, do it yourself, recycled, recycling, aqua mirror, Marque Cornblatt[/tags]

Written by Compost Guy on May 2nd, 2008 with no comments.
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