Breathing New Life Into Old Objects in San Francisco, California
My mother used to declare, “Even Jacqueline Onassis has one of those drawers in her kitchen that’s so crammed full of random junk she can barely yank it open.” Everyone does, right? But imagine if all the stray twist-ties and rubber bands and novelty pencils were instead laid out on spacious shelves or categorized into bins overflowing with like components. SCRAP, which stands for Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts, was founded in 1976 as a center for the creative reuse of just about anything that might otherwise glut the landfills. Picture 30 years’ worth of basement accumulation, only meticulously organized. SCRAP’s vast selection of vinyl records, corks, mirrors, furniture parts, hangers, beads, and doll heads delights crafters, teachers, artists, hobbyists, builders, and anyone looking for a local treasure in San Francisco’s Bayshore. What’s more, gather up your stray buttons, leftover wood trim, and linoleum squares because SCRAP takes donations.