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From Movie Set To Your Home: Cheap Design

October 24, 2011

Do you ever wonder what happens to all of the furniture and clothes after a television show or movie has stopped filming? A lot of it is passed on to crew members (I am the proud owner of red velvet curtains and some funky lamps), but a significant portion of these items end up as waste in our landfills. Film Biz Recycling is one of the coolest not-for-profit organizations that we know (and have written about before).  Film Biz Recycling redistributes about 60% of waste from movie and TV sets to local charities and organizations as well as sells some products through their Film Biz Prop Shop. To raise money for Film Biz Recycling and the amazing local organizations and charities they assist, they are holding a real-deal live auction called Lights, Camera, Auction in Brooklyn. You can scoop up esoteric and wonderful rescued props and materials. Bet you would love to replace your food-gummied rug for a paltry sum!

The event has been constructed by Krrb, (a cool online site to sell and trade secondhand, handmade and locally-made), will begin bidding at $10 bucks! There will also be curated collections from Swiss Miss; Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy; Brooklyn artist and children’s books illustrator, Oliver Jeffers; and Andrew Wagner of Krrb, formerly of Ready Made and Dwell.

Rescued Retro red Tonka fire truck turned table lamp by Dog Tag Designs

Silver Tray With Wood Cars By Swiss Miss

Yellow Caboose for Bike with Back Basket by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

Spending dough means you need to eat some dough too! The food will be bargains too: dollar tacos from Oaxaca, beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery, live music and a real fast talking auctioneer. The event is $10 per person but all proceeds go to Film Biz Recycling.

A real-deal live auction benefiting Film Biz Recycling

November 3, 2011
7:00-8:00pm: Free Beer, Dollar Tacos, Live Music, Auction Preview
8:00pm-9:00pm: Live Auction, Bidding Begins
$10 admission, RSVP only.
Located at the Film Biz Prop Shop at
540 President St, Brooklyn NY 11215