Saturday Linkages: Spoiled Kids, Leaf Blowers, and Yet More Signs of the Artisinal Apocalypse

Customized leaf blower by artist Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Those damn leaf blowers! It’s Not About the Noise: Pollen, Mold, Feces and Lung-Lodging Particulates: http://arlingtonleafblowers.blogspot.com/2012/06/pollen-mold-feces-and-lung-lodging.html?spref=tw 

Why Are American Kids So Spoiled? : The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2012/07/02/120702crbo_books_kolbert?mbid=social_retweet 

Man builds 50 Foot Wooden Tower to reach vegetable garden:  http://dornob.com/50-foot-wooden-tower-is-a-brilliant-diy-backyard-solution/ 

Another sign of the artisinal apocalypse: NYC water cafe sells fancily filtered local water http://boingboing.net/2012/07/19/nyc-water-cafe-sells-fancily-f.html 

Hacked Ikea Leaning Chair: http://dornob.com/hacked-ikea-leaning-chair-design-imitates-life-art-cartoons/  

Authors@Google: John Jeavons: http://youtu.be/afHd9EhsJ1U 

Stop the War on Front Yard Vegetable Gardens – Arrêtez la Guerre contre les Potagers sur les Cours Avant http://www.causes.com/causes/11991-plant-healthy-gardens-feed-a-hungry-world/actions/1667714  

Chicken proofing your vegetable garden: Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2012/07/chickens-vs-vegetable-beds-round-two.html 

Color in the (House and) Garden | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2012/07/color-in-the-house-and-garden.html 

Desperately Seeking Shade: How South L.A. Bus Riders Weather the Elements http://la.streetsblog.org/2012/07/12/desperately-seeking-shade-how-south-l-a-bus-riders-weather-the-elements/#.UATeyLR4nH4.twitter  

Color Palettes Inspired by Cats from Design Seeds – http://www.moderncat.net/2012/07/15/color-palettes-inspired-by-cats-from-design-seeds/ 

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Saturday Linkages: Keeping It Cool

Watering the roof. One of the low-tech home cooling tips on the Build It Solar Blog.

Tiny Home in Italy made out of pallets http://bit.ly/NGWlPS

Build-It-Solar Blog: Cooling Without Power http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2012/07/coolin 

Build-It-Solar Blog: DIY Solar Water Heating for 7 Unit Apartment http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2012/07/diy-so 

Measure for Measure – Beth Schaleben’s Yardstick Table http://bit.ly/NhlMsC

1931′s Remote-Controlled Farm of the Future http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/20 

A sailboat made out of five gallon buckets: http://fivegallonideas.com/sailboat/?utm_ 

Americans Are as Likely to Be Killed by Their Own Furniture as by Terrorism – The Atlantic http://bit.ly/NbKT0X

Bank’s idea for tackling the financial crisis: six bicycles http://soc.li/K7DLJ2M
 
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Saturday Linkages: Of Sewer Hunting and Fermented Lemonade

Fermented Lemonade: http://thecultivatedlife.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/ho- 

http://Bedroom Almanac: Wall Decor Changes With Lunar Cycle dornob.com/bedroom-almana 

How to Sew on a Button | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/28/sew 

Sewer hunting–the worst job ever: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/0 

Silver Lake’s Vertical Garden Gets Peeled Away: http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/07/silver  

10 Tips for Dealing with People Who Dominate Your Meetings http://wp.me/pKcwR-71 

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Saturday Linkages: Rude and Stinky

The very stinky Dracunculus vulgaris on the Garden Professors’ Blog

Stacking metal lunchbox made from tuna cans: http://boingboing.net/2012/06/28/sta 

Grow Something Rude and Smelly-Dracunculus vulgaris: http://ow.ly/1O9FIl

Moss Tiles – a rally bad idea: http://ow.ly/1O9FGX

Life Magazine 1948: Chicago Family’s Mutant Bikes http://is.gd/kSBy9U via @bikejuju

Geodesic Hub Connectors – http://www.domerama.com/dome-basics/ge  http://www.domerama.com/dome-basics/ge  

Hiplok Wearable Bike Lock Review http://urbanvelo.org/hiplok-wearabl  via @urbanvelo 

Hot air hand dryers not as good as paper towels: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/publicati  

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Saturday Linkages: Of Sausages, Sandbags and Cell Phones

Sandbag couch via Dornob

How to Turn an Old WWII Field Phone Into a Bluetooth Handset | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/21/wwii-field-phone-bluetooth/

Man robs man using stolen sausage | barfblog: http://bit.ly/MhRT9h 

Another reason not to use cardboard as mulch: http://ow.ly/1O12ho

50 seconds in Cloudbreak Barrel with Kalani Chapman http://bit.ly/M4xQMZ

Emergency sandbags repurposed as a couch http://dornob.com/crisis-cushions-rehabbed-emergency-sandbags-soften-up/

Vinegar vs. Round-up tested: http://ow.ly/1NUOa5

How to Use a [BUSTED] Cell Phone to Meet 5 Basic Survival Needs | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/14/survival-cell-phone/  

Happiness is a glass half empty | Oliver Burkeman http://gu.com/p/389dy/tw

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Saturday Linkages: Talking Plants, Microbes, Groundcovers, Shaving Rituals

Maybe Prince Charles was right after all: British scientists reveal plants really do talk http://bit.ly/Lr30hj

Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body http://n.pr/M2V5FQ
 
Groundcovers for gaps: http://ow.ly/1NEm0w

Unique Shaving & Grooming Rituals from History and Around the World | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/07/shaving-rituals/

Handlebar Bicycle Hanger Suspends Your Ride from the Wall | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/handlebar-bicycle-hanger-suspends-your-ride-from-the-wall/

Hacking a vintage phone into an old VW minibus to use as a kids/driver intercom: http://boingboing.net/2012/06/09/hacking-a-vintage-phone-into-a.html 

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Saturday Linkages: Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush

Using a tampon as a “survival straw” water filter.

Outdoor Deck & Inside Room Linked via Climbing Walls & Ladders | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/outdoor-deck-inside-room-linked-via-climbing-walls-ladders/

Did you know lemons are hybrids? The secret lives of citrus fruit – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/06/08/the-secret-lives-of-citrus-fru.html

The Archdruid Report: Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2012/06/collapse-now-and-avoid-rush.html?spref=tw

Our friend Nancy Klehm: Urban Foraging: Looking for Herbs on the Wild Side http://shar.es/qTEsU

Why you should keep a tampon or two in your survival kit: http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/05/survival-tampon/

A repurposed trampaline becomes teepee bed: http://pinterest.com/pin/285415695105048216/ 

Hot new method of weed control not so hot: http://ow.ly/1NlErv

A Ton of Ideas For Using Old Pallets http://bit.ly/MHXlHf

Sharing Economy vending machine: http://boingboing.net/2012/06/04/sharing-economy-vending-machin.html

Homestead Survival: Healthy Fruit Orange Blossom Water Frozen Popsicle… http://homesteadsurvival.blogspot.com/2012/05/healthy-fruit-summer-frozen-popsicle.html?spref=tw

The errors of “pop and drop” planting of shrubs: http://ow.ly/1NbIB2

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Saturday Linkages: The Archdruid, Cat Climbing Shelves, Rewilding, Tempeh Food Safety and More!

John Michael Greer

The Archdruid Report: The Rumbling of Distant Thunder http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2012/05/rumbling-of-distant-thunder.html?spref=tw

Simple and Elegant DIY Cat Climbing Shelves – http://www.moderncat.net/2012/05/31/simple-and-elegant-diy-cat-climbing-shelves/

Build-It-Solar Blog: How Large a Solar Collector Do You Need to Heat Your Hot Tub http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2012/05/how-large-solar-collector-do-you-need.html?spref=tw

CDC – Advice to Consumers – Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry – Salmonella -  http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/live-poultry-05-12/advice-consumers.html

How to safely prepare tempeh: barfblog: http://bit.ly/KrN4wg

The Facebook Fallacy http://techre.vu/KqI6A2 (via @TechReview)

Turnstyle » Rewilding: Primitivists Take it Back to Basics http://turnstylenews.com/2012/05/24/firefly-primitivists-photo-gallery/

Tiny Home in Oakland of Recycled Materials- $5K http://bit.ly/Kmyfew

Why There’s No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands – Commute – The Atlantic Cities http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/05/why-theres-no-war-between-drivers-and-cyclists-netherlands/1955/

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Saturday Linkages: Improvised Motocycles, Permaculture, Bear Attacks Man In Outhouse, Unicorn Poop Cookies–Yes, It’s a Strange World We Live In

Stuck in an African desert, a man improvises a motorcycle out of his Citroen with no tools. You can’t get more bad-ass than that!

Homemade motorcycle improvised out of a Citroen 2CV in the middle of the desert: http://boingboing.net/2012/05/23/homemade-motorcycled-improvise.html

Geoff Lawton on the Future of Permaculture | The Survival Podcast http://bit.ly/JRtgEb

Outhouse bear attack survivor was grabbed from ‘throne’ http://soc.li/u7Qdapb

3D printed Yogurt Cup SIPs from Carlyn up on Thingiverse – thanks to @rootsimple for the inspiration! http://bit.ly/JzNbXX

HOWTO make unicorn poop cookies: http://boingboing.net/2012/05/23/howto-make-unicorn-poop-cookie.html

West Coast Women’s Permaculture Gathering: http://westcoastwomenspc.weebly.com

Functional Coat Hooks Made of Unlikely Upcycled Material | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/functional-coat-hooks-made-of-unlikely-upcycled-material/

Art from plastic waste in Kenya: http://www.afrigadget.com/2012/05/20/the-women-of-minyore/

No need to rewash pre-washed leafy greens barfblog: http://bit.ly/JnUIbv

Limiting barf in bike races | barfblog: http://bit.ly/JuTUCP

Imidacloprid bee study appears flawed: http://scientificbeekeeping.com

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Saturday Linkages

Not exactly sure if this is a good idea. Maybe if it collected and diluted urine for use as fertilizer!

Combination Urinal Concept Surprisingly Blends Sink & Toilet | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/combination-urinal-concept-surprisingly-blends-sink-toilet/

Making Shelter Simple: An Interview with Lloyd Kahn: http://boingboing.net/2012/05/15/making-shelter-simple-an-inte.html

Horticultural myths: http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~linda chalker-scott/Horticultural Myths_files/

Where Laundry is Garden Art http://bit.ly/JdNs33

Video: Alphabets Heaven beat music and “Private Life of Plants”: http://boingboing.net/2012/05/14/video-alphabets-heaven-beat-m.html

Carpenter builds incredible egg-shaped treehouse hidden from view on Crown land just yards from… http://bit.ly/IkAM7w

Wood fired ovens in Baja California: http://altbuildblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/wood-fired-ovens-in-baja-california-sur.html

Very cool art piece at my Alma mater UCSD: Fallen Star http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/artists/suh.shtml

If you’re in the mood for a long read, something to chew on from Orion: Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist

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