Saturday Linkages: Of Tiny Shops and Margarita Dermatitis

The smallest shop in London.

The smallest shop in London.

Gardening
How to make a ferrocement raised bed: http://www.ruralize.com/Genes  Projects/ferrocement/ferrocement garden bed.html

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Gardening with Children: http://www.nwedible.com/2013/06/the-agony-and-the-ecstasy-of-gardening-with-children.html …

Live light

Join the Aussies in a Plastic-Free July: http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge.html

Stuff to worry about
With 2 Weeks’ Worth Of Trans Fat, Long John Silver’s ‘Big Catch’ Dubbed Worst Restaurant Meal http://wp.me/p2L7Ik-GvOF 

Four paralyzed after herb mix-up in Italy: http://barfblog.com/2013/06/4-paralyzed-after-herb-mix-up-in-italy/ …

Royal Mail warns Shropshire man over ‘aggressive’ raspberry bush | http://metro.co.uk/2013/06/28/postmen-refuse-to-deliver-mail-to-shropshire-man-with-aggressive-raspberry-bush-3860915/ …

Combination Of Limes, Sun Can Result In ‘Margarita Dermatitis’: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070815153545.htm#.UdXAlb3MdZ8.twitter …

Twitter to allow advertisers to target your browsing history, email addresses; here’s how to opt out: http://boingboing.net/2013/07/03/twitter-will-allow-advertisers.html …

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Smallest shop in history: http://collectivehistory.tumblr.com/post/54217812035/the-smallest-shop-in-london-a-shoe-salesman-with …

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Saturday Linkages: DIY Coffee Tables, Ride Shares and Hot to Grill

coffee table made with pallet

Coffee table made with pallet: http://www.recyclart.org/2013/06/coffee-table-made-with-pallet/ …

Sorry Uber, Los Angeles Has Been Banning Ride-Shares For a Century http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/sorry-uber-los-angeles-has-been-banning-ride-shares-fo-574851806 …

Metro threatens Phantom Planter with arrest if he tends his DuPont Circle station flowers http://wapo.st/14pF8Ts

The Three Zone Fire: How to Grill Perfect Meat | The Art of Manliness http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/06/26/summer-grilling-week-the-3-zone-fire-video/ …

Protect power cords from cable-gnawing cats: http://boingboing.net/2013/06/26/protect-power-cords-from-cable.html …

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Saturday Linkages: Insect Hotels, Edwardian Hipsters and Biomorphic Light Fixtures

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DIY insect hotel spotted on the ever amazing Lloyd’s Blog.

Insect Hotels http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/06/insect-hotels.html#.UcEUtDWXvN0.twitter …

Good Yard or Bad Yard? Garden Design Pitfalls | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2013/06/good-yard-or-bad-yard-garden-design-pitfalls-2.html …

Q & A – Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land http://j.mp/1844StH

Edwardian stunt bikers – in pictures http://gu.com/p/3ggde/tw 

Interactive Light Sculpture Moves Just Like a Living Creature | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/interactive-light-sculpture-moves-just-like-a-living-creature/ …

Plans for Lightweight Dinghies http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/06/plans-for-lightweight-dinghies.html#.UbyvUcYCR7k.twitter …

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Saturday Linkages: Artisinal DIY

Looks like the use of the word "artisinal" has peaked.

Looks like the use of the word “artisinal” peaked–back in the 1990s!

Artisinal Everything
Artisanal Won’t Die – Jen Doll – The Atlantic Wire http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/04/artisanal-wont-die/63840/ …

DIY!
Make a Teardrop Camper Trailer: http://blog.makezine.com/projects/teardrop-camper-trailer/ …

Backyard Bioshelter http://www.naturalbuildingblog.com/backyard-bioshelter/ …

Shed of the Year 2013 entrants via http://soa.li/AgsuA8K

Revolutionary Finnish Wood-splitting Axe http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/06/revolutionary-finnish-wood-splitting-axe.html#.UbeCqntv-9w.twitter …

The best LED grow lights: http://ow.ly/1XdFBr

Just Add Water: Concrete Buildings Built With Air + H2O | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/just-add-water-concrete-buildings-built-with-air-h2o/ …

We close with a quote:
“Inconvenient truths tend to create more anxious neurotics than they do enlightened stakeholders.” -Douglas Rushkoff in his new book Present Shock

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Saturday Linkages: $1 Homes, Compost Heated Showers and Potty Talk

Gary Indiana $1 home program

3573 Lincoln St.in Gary, Indiana. Yours for $1.

Home Sweet Home
Gary Indiana unveils Dollar Home Program: http://bit.ly/19HD517 

Gardening
Pipe planters http://www.recyclart.org/2013/06/pipe-planters/ …

Mariposa Nabi Community Garden features this alter via @GlenDake http://pinterest.com/pin/306667055846811135/ …

DIY
IKEA Hackers: New life for Old Poang! http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/06

13 Ways To Turn Your Outdated ’90s Tech Into Truly Usable Things http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/13-ways-to-turn-your-outdated-90s-tech-into-truly-usable-thi …

The Good Life Lab: A modern manual for living off-the-grid: http://boingboing.net/2013/06/04/the-good-life-lab-a-modern-ma.html …

Compost Heated Shower http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/06/compost-heated-shower.html#.Uatrpop_kXE.twitter …

More on Compost Heated Showers http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/06/more-on-compost-heated-showers.html#.UbAL3izw9q0.twitter …

Car Talk
Millennials not buying cars, Ford panics: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/05/31/ford-keeps-trying-to-get-millennials-to-like-them/#.Ua0wFau-q3s.twitter …

Attacking the Language Bias in Transportation Engineering http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/06/03/attacking-the-language-bias-in-transportation-engineering/#.Ua0vPVM6-Ps.twitter …

Potty Talk
Dollar Shave Club Bets on a Stealth Craze: Wipes for Men http://adage.com/u/HSacEb

Is this the world’s smallest bathroom? http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252774/worlds-smallest-bathroom-po-tin-estate-residents-think-so …

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Saturday Linkages: I’m tired of doom, let’s garden and make things . . .

home brew helicopter

Onesmus Mwangi’s homemade helicopter.

Gardens
Thomas Rainer’s amazing garden http://landscapeofmeaning.blogspot.com/2013/05/pleasure-garden.html?spref=tw …

Container planting: intuition vs. reality: http://ow.ly/1WWQXg

Praise for Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land http://j.mp/ZekBDm

DIY
Small Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam + Rhubarb Recipes from the Archives http://www.foodinjars.com/2013/05/small-batch-strawberry-rhubarb-jam-rhubarb-recipes-from-the-archives/ …

A home-brew helicopter in Africa: http://www.afrigadget.com/2013/05/30/kiambu-chopper-et-al/ …

Small batch artisanal high-fructose corn syrup: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/30/small-batch-artisanal-high-fru.html …

Nolita’s Little Free Library http://www.stereotank.com/Little-Free-Library …

Fitness
Is It Better to Walk or Run? http://ow.ly/lyt12

Activate
Demand Home Depot, Lowe’s stop selling bee-killing poisons. Click to take action: http://bit.ly/13mU9GQ

Help the EFF save podcasting from a patent troll: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/30/help-the-eff-save-podcasting-f.html …

Disaster porn and elite panic: the militarized lie of savage disaster aftermath: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/27/disaster-porn-and-elite-panic.html …

Modified Wheat Is Discovered in Oregon http://nyti.ms/11pSRG9

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Saturday Linkages: A Log Lounge, Tiny Apartments and Poop Scrubbing People

log-lounge-chair

Log chair via Decor Hacks.

DIY
Log Lounge Chair http://decorhacks.com/2013/05/log-lounge-chair/ …

Luxury trash Chandelier http://www.recyclart.org/2013/05/luxury-trash/ …

Tiny Apartments
Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/freedom-rooms-micro-apartments-designed-by-prisoners/ …

Manhattan shoebox apartment: a 78-square-foot mini studio http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/05/manhattan-shoebox-apartment-78-square.html#.UZzSuJnl-0s.twitter …

Questioning 3d Printing
3D Printing in the Home: Fad, Fantasy, or the Future? : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/3d-printing-in-home-fad-fantasy-future.html …
Laxative ad promises tiny poop-scrubbing people for your colon: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/21/laxative-ad-promises-tiny-poop.html …
Keeping Fit
Susan Orlean: The Power of Walking While Working http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/05/20/130520fa_fact_orlean?mbid=social_retweet …

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Saturday Linkages: The Usual Suspects–Goats, Bikes and Tiny Houses

3D printed slug trap. Via Modern Farmer.

3D printed slug trap. Via Modern Farmer.

Small House Living
Tiny Cabin With Fold-out Porches http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/05/tiny-cabin-with-fold-out-porches.html#.UZO74lkyivE.twitter …

Spherical Tree Tents for Temporary & Permanent Dwelling | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/spherical-tree-tents-for-temporary-permanent-dwelling/ …

Tokyo’s Tiniest Apartments are Like Expensive Little Closets | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/tokyos-tiniest-apartments-are-like-expensive-little-closets/ …

DIY
Wooden Boat Building http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/05

DIY garden gear made with a 3d printer: http://modernfarmer.com/2013/05/diy-garden-gear-made-with-a-3d-printer/ …

3D Printed Track Bike http://www.dudecraft.com/2013/05/3d-printed-track-bike.html#.UZO-C2bKjeA.twitter …

Goats, Just Goats
Goats in the house: modernfarmer.com/2013/05/farmer-mistakes-goats-in-the-house/ …

Moving
Susan Orlean: The Power of Walking While Working http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/05/20/130520fa_fact_orlean?mbid=social_retweet …

Streetfacts #4: Children Have Lost the Freedom to Roam http://www.streetfilms.org/streetfacts-4-children-have-lost-the-freedom-to-roam/#.UY_N3AF95YU.twitter …

Mexitech 3D tortilla printer “miMasa3000″ available soon: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/16/mexitech-3d-tortilla-printer.html …

Bikes
As CicLAvia proves, Angelenos are eager to get out of their cars and onto bikes | http://OregonLive.com  http://www.oregonlive.com/cycling/index.ssf/2013/04/as_ciclavia_proves_angelenos_a.html …

“The Spokesman” A Great 3-Minute Video About Bikes http://is.gd/axokof

Mounted Handlebars http://decorhacks.com/2013/03/mounted-handlebars/ … via

Gutter Cloud http://decorhacks.com/2013/03/gutter-cloud/ …

Gross
Ignoring Bee Crisis, EPA Greenlights New ‘Highly Toxic’ Pesticide | Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/09-3#.UY_JscCQt6N.twitter …

Shell’s racist pesticide ad, 1957: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/13/shells-racist-pesticide-ad.html …

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Saturday Linkages: Cheapskates and Controversy!

airline food

What happens when you Instagram airline food. Photo by John Walton.

Cheapskates
Three Friends Make An Attempt to ‘Live Below the Line’ http://thebillfold.com/2013/05/three-friends-make-an-attempt-to-live-below-the-line/ …

How to make a cake pan banjo: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/10/how-to-make-a-cake-pan-banjo-u.html …

Controversy
Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig? http://www.salon.com/2013/04/28/is_michael_pollan_a_sexist_pig/ …

In Defense of Michael Pollan (Or, How Sexism Allegations Boost Web Traffic) http://huff.to/16ougcC 

When Master Gardeners Break the Rule and say they’re Master Gardeners | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2013/04/when-master-gardeners-break-the-rules-and-say-theyre-master-gardeners.html …

Containers make lousy houses: http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/05/containers-make-lousy-houses.html#.UYf3intXlQc.twitter …

Instagramming Your Food May Signal Bigger Problem, Researcher Says http://huff.to/18Tnzw8 

Will Google Glass End Distracted Driving?: http://blog.esurance.com/will-google-glass-end-distracted-driving/#.UYSRC4KyvdI.twitter …

Bikes
Bicycle hackers of 1948: http://boingboing.net/2013/05/08/bicycle-hackers-of-1948.html …

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Saturday Linkages: Naked Gardening, Ticks, Walking in LA and Eating Giant Rats

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Couple gets booted out of the first world naked gardening day.

Watch out for the nettles . . .
World naked gardening day–May 4: http://www.wngd.org [Editors note: NSFW and no we won't be participating in WNGD, but I once saw a neighbor doing so while I was walking our dog a few years ago.]

Making Things
Paul Elkin, Maker of Many Things http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/04/paul-elkin-maker-of-many-things.html#.UYSMGz1dyX8.twitter …

The Climbing rope lamp http://www.recyclart.org/2013/05/the-climbing-rope-lamp/ …

Tiny Houses Give Slum Dwellers a Safe Home in Just One Day | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/tiny-houses-give-slum-dwellers-a-safe-home-in-just-one-day/ …

Subtle Site Strategy: Garden Wall Home Has Hidden Depths | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/subtle-site-strategy-garden-wall-home-has-hidden-depths/ …

We’re all gonna die!
You Won’t Believe What’s In Your Turkey Burger http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/04/theres-fecal-bacteria-your-ground-turkey …

The Rise of the Tick http://shar.es/lr7aE 

Nobody Walks in L.A.: The Rise of Cars and the Monorails That Never Were http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/04/nobody-walks-in-l-a-the-rise-of-cars-and-the-monorails-that-never-were/#.UX_mJ2g5vmA.twitter …

Rat sandwich?
Meat from a 20-lb swamp rat: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/29/meat-from-a-20-kb-swamp-rat-t.html …

Bread Magazine, a magazine devoted to . . . bread: http://bread.insanelyinterested.com/back-issues/

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