Kim Abeles


Kim Abeles, Mapping Los Angeles, project at LACMA, 2001

frugalworld wants your ideas! The frugalworld website includes links where you can contribute: 


global ideas include creative solutions for solving problems and confronting a large checklist of issues facing us. Many of the strategies currently listed were originated by artists, and live virtually on the web, then manifest in the tangible world.


street smart starts with our neighborhood in downtown and the east side of Los Angeles, and will expand to any location where you live. The focus is the best and “frugalest” place to shop and eat in the neighborhood, along with mass transit links and recycling needs.


home remedies are kitchen-table ideas for feeling better or being better.  Nothing listed will make you want to start a lawsuit, but special soups, teas or lettuce baths do impress us.