The fifteen seconds festival is one of the biggest events in Graz. With so many visitors, it is a chance for makers to get themselves known and show their products.
I talked to a couple of people making very cool stuff. They needed their own blog post. I really like the ideas behind their products and would love for them to be successful.
Omas Teekanne is a very cool vintage café and shop that offers craftmaking workshops.
I spoke to Yuno (pictured left), one of the co-founders of the shop. She finds retro plates and cups in flea markets and upcycles them by printing her own designs on them. You can buy them in their shop in Gries. Every piece is one-of-a-kind and limited edition.
Aufgegessen takes your unwanted fruit and vegetables and repurposes them.
I spoke to Peter (pictured right) about his interesting business idea. If you have a private garden and you produced more than you can consume yourself, you can call him and he will take it to make jams, chutneys, jellies, sauces or juices. There were some unusual things, like a pesto made of stinging nettle and a mint and hollander jelly. You can buy his products in s’Fachl or das Dekagramm in Graz.
Design Souvenir Graz
Design Souvenir Graz makes beautiful modern souvenirs of Graz.
The idea came to the owner of the shop when she saw that most souvenirs you can find in Graz are dusty and outdated. Since Graz is city of design, it is fitting to have some cooler souvenirs for visitors! You can buy the souvenirs in the tourist information centre as well as some other shops in Graz (and even online).
tag.werk is a an institution in Graz, based on a project from Caritas to give work to young people in need
All the bags you can see in the picture are designed and handmade by young people between the age of 15 and 25 who for many reasons cannot find jobs or have no formal training. The bags are made from upcycled materials and can be bought in their shop in Lend.