Junk to Funk

Tidbits for travelers: Junk to Funk at PDX; Dillinger at BWI

Here’s some fun stuff to look at airports on either side of the country:

At Oregon’s Portland International Airport the Junk to Funk exhibit features couture fashion made from recycled and reused materials – and trash.

“Kitty litter bags become a suit; vinyl records are reborn as sequins; coffee filters have an afterlife as the layered ruffles of an evening gown; miniblinds bend magically into a spunky dress.”

You can see these fashions through September 2010 on Concourse E.

And the National Museum of Crime & Punishment in Washington, D.C. has made it possible for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to display the getaway car once owned by notorious bank-robber John Dillinger.

This 1933 Essex Terraplane is on display in Southwest Airlines’ Terminal A/B at BWI Marshall Airport