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Hi I am Evon and this is my FYP blog!
This is a study on a series of alternative and sustainable lifestyle choices that, we, as urban dwellers can take on a daily basis. Touching on the the politics and philosophy behind the DIY culture, the project hopes to encourage mindfulness and taking responsibility in the way we live. It aims to promote the DIY lifestyle as a way toward cultivating a climate of self-reliance and creativity, such that our city can become greener, more vibrant and awesome!

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September 26, 2014 at 12:36am
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Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.

There will be 3 winners!

Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:

  • 1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
  • 1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
  • 1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
  • Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.

Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:

  • 1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
  • a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
  • $30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
  • probably some other stuff I have around here.

So, here’s what you gotta do:

  • Like and reblog this post
  • You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
  • Have your ask box open
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.


THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!

The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
  • A: Absolutely!
  • Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
  • A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
  • Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
  • A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
  • Q: What’s a zine?
  • A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.

Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.

G O O D   L U C K!

I finally almost have a page count! 152 or 160 pages!

This kickstarter project is 95% funded with 5 days to go! This giveaway ends as soon as the kickstarter is funded! You could have hours or days to enter. The winner gets some cool stuff!

(via thismightwork)

September 17, 2014 at 2:56pm
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At last… DIY Lifestyle presents “The Incredible Tale of Bucky Bykerson”. A 16pp comic zine that details our hero, Bucky’s journey to finding cycling as his route to happy commuting. 50 individually numbered editions available at our Zine Shoppe. Buy now and enjoy free shipping for local addresses.

September 16, 2014 at 7:07am
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A community spirit cannot be fostered through a campaign, but built over time through having people of different backgrounds working hard together. 

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A community spirit cannot be fostered through a campaign, but built over time through having people of different backgrounds working hard together. 

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7:04am
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Incredible tales of Bucky Bykerson. Out now.

(Source: instagram.com)

1:01am
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(via smallwheelsbigsmile: Why cycle to work?)

(via smallwheelsbigsmile: Why cycle to work?)

September 5, 2014 at 5:57am
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How to Organize a Feminist Zine Fair (Part 1) – Shameless Magazine →

August 29, 2014 at 6:39am
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Just be yourself. On wheels. 
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Just be yourself. On wheels.
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August 28, 2014 at 10:40pm
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August 27, 2014 at 7:52am
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Going to try this cycling route tracking app, Endomondo, recommended by LTA. It’s currently still in testing mode but there have been several route suggestions for Singapore already, including routes toward the city from residential towns like Yishun, Pasir Ris, and Choa Chu Kang.
(via Endomondo)

Going to try this cycling route tracking app, Endomondo, recommended by LTA. It’s currently still in testing mode but there have been several route suggestions for Singapore already, including routes toward the city from residential towns like Yishun, Pasir Ris, and Choa Chu Kang.

(via Endomondo)

7:41am
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Transport Master Plan 2013 →

Under the Land Transport Master Plan 2013, LTA will be working on reducing car usage and promoting a “cyclist-friendly, well-connected network providing safe and healthy cycling for all”, aiming to build more than 700km of cycling network in Singapore with cycling paths and park connectors.

Seems like good news for the cycling community!