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Around Town : A Duct Tape Pop-Up Shop in NYC

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A really cool pop-up shop opened in Midtown Manhattan last week, put on by the folks over at Duck Brand.

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I went there expecting to be underwhelmed, but it was actually incredible. There were hundreds of styles - patterned, neon, and even several pretty shades of pastel colored tape. It's amazing what you can do with these rolls of incredibly strong tape: there were shoes made of duct tape, purses, even dresses (below) designed by contestants from the popular show Project Runway.

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Duct tape flowers!

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Sponge Bob duct tape. One of many wacky patterns (Hello Kitty, every professional sports team imaginable...you name it!)

My favorite part was that a significant portion of the proceeds was donated to the Autism Speaks "Light it Up Blue" campaign.

Top photo courtesy of Untapped Cities.

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  • Today April 30th I heard Martha say she was making childrens dresses from vintage towels. I have searched her web site and can't find a referece to this. Can you advise me of a publication or other information regarding this subject?
    Thanks for your help. Nancy

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