Vegetarian Times offers 10 great tips to best steward your homes' most beloved appliance. "According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the average American fridge uses around 1,383 kilowatt hours a year, which is 14 percent of your household’s electrical needs and about $90 a year. But there are simple steps you can take to lighten your refrigerator’s impact on… Continue Reading
As it turns out, the circular peace sign, one of the most recognizable images of the 20th century, was an intentional design attempting to feature the letters N and D- Nuclear Disarmament.
Wikipedia states: "This forked symbol was designed for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC) and was adopted as its badge by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in Britain, and originally was used by the… Continue Reading
Plantware grows soft, flexible trees, which they shape with temporary templates, creating functional structures that are not only good for the environment but have a modern point of view. And, to top it off, they decompose when they have served their purposes. For more information, visit Plantware. Via.
Photos courtesy of Plantware.
I love the orange one with the feet.
"Sitting Chairs by Lucas Maassen is part of the Design and the Elastic Mind Exhibition at MoMA that explores the huge changes in technology, science and social mores and the design world’s ability to adapt and use these changes within new designs. Maassen’s “tableau vivant”… Continue Reading
Pour your favorite hot liquid beverage in these mugs and watch the red states turn blue or the blue states turn red! The "I Have A Dream" democrat mug is available at Wacky Planet for $11.95 (2 for $19.95). The "Make My Day" republican mug is available at Urban Outfitters for $12.00.
My three-year-old niece just moved from the nursery to her first “big girl room,” and the only thing holding back her new space’s style is this worn dresser from the 1960’s. It’s in good shape, but the finish is tired, and there are several broken pieces that are simply unacceptable for a toddler’s room. So, as a birthday gift, I wanted to turn this tattered piece into a sparkling pop bureau that suits… Continue Reading
Style continue to come to the masses. This time, textilist John Robshaw offers six fabric covered journals perfect for your daily thoughts, sketches, for illustrating, or to catalog the previous night's dreams. $15-ish, in the stationary section. Thanks, Decor8!
Tennis balls aren’t just for the courts anymore. Life Hackery offers up 50 uses for the fuzzy spheres, none of them involving rackets. Hints on the list include wrapping sandpaper around them to sand curvy surfaces, cutting them in half to make jar openers, and converting them into field mice condos. For the entire list, visit Life Hackery.