As Assistant Stage Manager at Theatre Exile this season, I [Flora] tend to think of The Resource Exchange as my personal prop warehouse. Materials I’ve purchased at the shop have sneaked into shows throughout the season. A deadly fax print-out … Continue reading
Sometimes it is hard — for me, at least — to understand why things look the way they do when they are donated to the shop. These cabinets, for instance — why do the center cabinet doors open down? Why … Continue reading
The Celts. Buddha. Pompeii. Voodoo. Rodin. Egypt. Dada. Degas. Sounds like a party. These books are part of the Discoveries Series, and were donated by an individual. The titles above are just some of the available copies in the shop. … Continue reading
Just in: 20 more sheets of homasote reclaimed from a film set! Remember homasote? We’ve featured it on the blog before, because it’s something you’ll almost always find at The Resource Exchange. Homasote is actually a brand name, but the … Continue reading
Ever wondered what 217.2 pounds of office supplies look like when they get to The Resource Exchange? That big box at the bottom contains 96.5 lb of paper, clipboards, and office organizers. I’ll leave you to imagine what that looks … Continue reading
We are working on unpacking everything from our recent strikes. If IKEA and West Elm had a baby, it would look like The Resource Exchange at this moment. Here’s a peek at the newly reorganized front of the shop, as … Continue reading
We have prices for various items scattered throughout the blog, but with the holiday season approaching, I want you to be able to come prepared! Here’s a list of prices for what we commonly have in stock — these are … Continue reading
Many thanks to the donor who brought us her no longer needed surplus paint from her craft room! Unopened or barely used, lots of colors (and shockingly organized!) 1/2 the cost (or more!) of retail, and ready for your next … Continue reading
We “close the loop” on art production by making these artist stretched canvases out of lumber and muslin saved from local theatres!
Art supplies sent to a dumpster? Not anymore. Come browse our ever-changing assortment of reclaimed, affordable materials for artists!
If you come across a sketch book with a couple of pages already used, missing, or torn in a sketch book, do you: A. throw it away in disgust? or B. fill the rest of the pages with your ideas? … Continue reading
Check out these great movie film canister boxes we got in! Perfect for storage with a great vintage feel. Straps are adjustable and removable. $7 each.