Saturday Linkages: Beer Caps n’ Plants

beer cap bathroom floor

Beer cap floor via Dude Craft.

DIY
Beer Cap Bathroom Floor http://www.dudecraft.com/2013/04/beer-cap-bathroom-floor.html …

Lecture on stone-wall building, with miniature stone wall built: http://boingboing.net/2013/04/02/lecture-on-stone-wall-building.html …

Plants!
Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land http://j.mp/12r218m

Transmitted light photos of houseplants: http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2013/04/exceptionally-pretty-pictures.htmlntsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/2013/04/except… …

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Noel Kingsbury: The Ghost in the Machine http://landscapeofmeaning.blogspot.com/2013/04/noel-kingsbury-ghost-in-machine.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Poison, Pee and Plagiarism

Google Map birdhouse

Birdhouse shaped like a Google Map icon. Via Dornob.

For the birds
Avian Accommodations: Google Map Pin-Shaped Birdhouses | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/avian-accommodations-google-map-pin-shaped-birdhouses/ …

Thar she blows . . .
Here’s to No-Blow Gardens | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2013/03/heres-to-no-blow-gardens.html …

DIY
Pure Salvage: 10 Eclectic Tiny Homes Built with 99% Scrap | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/pure-salvage-10-eclectic-tiny-homes-built-with-99-scrap/ …

Poison
Umm…what exactly is botulism? (Part I) http://wp.me/p2TfI0-64 

The case of the poison potato: http://boingboing.net/2013/03/25/the-case-of-the-poison-potato.html …

Pee
How To Use Pee In Your Garden http://www.nwedible.com/2013/03/how-to-use-pee-in-your-garden.html …

Plagiarism
Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Plagiarized, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’ http://thebea.st/X9k58O 

???
Hard times for Marshmallow farmers!: http://youtu.be/h9RfuD1Im4U 

Vegan Black Metal Chef, A Vegan Cooking Show Like No Other http://laughingsquid.com/vegan-black-metal-chef-a-vegan-cooking-show-like-no-other/ …

The Archdruid Report: The Illusion of Invincibility http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-illusion-of-invincibility.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Straw Bales and Bike Hacks

straw bale garden

Photo by Tracy Walsh/Poser Design

Gardening
Straw bale gardening in the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/10kt1Hf

DIY
How to fix a bicycle tube http://www.afrigadget.com/2013/02/22/how-to-fix-a-bicycle-tube/ …

Bike headlight displays speed: http://boingboing.net/2013/03/20/bike-headlight-displays-speed.html

Build-It-Solar Blog: A Inexpensive DIY Blower Door http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2013/02/a-inexpensive-diy-blower-door-that.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Bow Drills and Cramped Apartments

Bow Drill

Bow drill from Low Tech Magazine

Gardening
The End of Molasses Malarkey: http://ow.ly/1TC4aU

DIY
Making Wooden Spoons http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/03/making-wooden-spoons.html#.UUPl2rFofzQ.twitter …

Low-Tech Wonders
Hand powered drilling tools and machines: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/12/hand-powered-drilling-tools-and-machines.html …

Endless Rope Drives: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2013/03/the-mechanical-transmission-of-power-3-wire-ropes.html …

Cramped Apartments in Hong Kong Shot From Directly Above http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/03/cramped-apartments-in-hong-kong-shot.html#.UUPmMbpCjK4.twitter …

Saint-Exupéry Quote Poster http://www.dudecraft.com/2013/02/saint-exupery-quote-poster.html#.UT6Erbc8oiA.twitter …

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Saturday Linkages: Black Soldier Flys, DIY Power Bars and CDFA Thugs are Killing Bees Again

DIY
How to Build a DIY Black Soldier Fly Composter (Video) : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/how-build-diy-black-soldier-fly-composter-video.html …

Are You A Chicago Gardener? Take This Survey http://greenroofgrowers.blogspot.com/2013/02/are-you-chicago-gardener-take-this.html#.UTo_UPrAm4A.twitter …

My Solar Adventures- DIY solar and arduino projects: How to : DIY Solar Backpack with Solar Mobile phon… http://mysolaradventures.com/2012/06/how-to-diy-solar-backpack-with-solar.html?spref=tw …

Cookin’
How to Make Easy 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at Home Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-3-ingredient-energy-bars-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-184306 …

Curly Parsley and Arugula Pesto http://www.foodinjars.com/2013/02/curly-parsley-and-arugula-pesto/ …

Bad Ideas Department
CDFA thugs killing bees: Pest versus pollinator? | News | Santa Maria Sun, CA http://www.santamariasun.com/news/9452/pest-versus-pollinator/#.UTo7chMwEko.twitter …

The American Plan to Build Nuclear Power Plants in the Ocean http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2013/02/the-american-plan-to-build-nuclear-power-plants-in-the-ocean/#.UTfFax5lLoc.twitter …

Good Ideas Department
DRM Chair that works only 8 times: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/04/drm-chair-only-works-8-times/ …

Nature Blows My Mind! This 80,000-Year-Old Aspen Grove Clones Itself : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/natural-sciences/nature-blows-my-mind-80000-year-old-aspen-grove-clones-itself/ …

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Saturday Linkages: Whole Systems, Critters and the Most Beautiful Garden in the World

Casey Cripe collage

Art by Casey Cripe

Casey Cripe’s “whole systems” collages and illustrations: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/27/casey-cripes-whole-systems.html …

Turn Down the City Lights and Make Streets Safer http://bloom.bg/XuXeCi 

Coping with Critters http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/Protect-Your-Home-From-Critters.aspx …

Is Antibacterial Soap Bad For You? (Part 1) http://shar.es/jrPgV 

Jeffrey Bale’s World of Gardens: The Kolymbetra Garden http://jeffreygardens.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-kolymbetra-garden.html?spref=tw …

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Saturday Linkages: Of Granola and Turlets

A stunning toilet

Granola
The New Granola http://nyti.ms/132CUM5

Coconut Quinoa Granola http://www.foodinjars.com/2013/02/coconut-quinoa-granola/ …

Foraging
Winter Purslane: http://dirttime.com/?p=2876

Potty Talk
Hey, Science: Can You Eat Your Own Poop? – http://gawker.com/5985723/can-you-eat-your-own-poop …

How to Install a Toilet | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2013/02/06/how-to-install-a-toilet/ …

DIY
Wax Seals: A History and How-To | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2013/02/13/wax-seals-a-history-and-how-to/ …

Emergency Bench http://www.dudecraft.com/2013/02/emergency-bench.html …

Bike flat tire repair kit inside tire levers: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/bike-flat-tire-repair-kit-insi.html …

Building a bottle tower for container gardening: http://youtu.be/-uDbjZ9roEQ 

A just plain cool garden design blog: http://jeffreygardens.blogspot.com

Do Everything Wrong And Still Bake Good Bread http://huff.to/UHEpMm 

Bad News Department
Citrus industry using insecticide deadly to bees: sulfoxaflor has surfaced again http://shar.es/YTAP7 

CISPA is back: worst Internet law since SOPA needs you to fight it! – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/02/18/cispa-is-back-worst-internet.html …

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food http://nyti.ms/154Tqde

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Saturday Linkages: Lemon Peels, Shrub, Duct Tape and the Art of Relaxing

air dried lemon peels

Air dried lemon peels from Food in Jars.

Preservin’
Air-Dried Lemon Peel http://www.foodinjars.com/2013/02/air-dried-lemon-peel/ …

Drinking Vinegars: The Other Kind of Shrub | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2013/02/drinking-vinegars-the-other-kind-of-shrub.html …

EDC
Solutions for the Everyday Carry of Duct Tape | The Art of Manliness http://artofmanliness.com/2013/02/14/solutions-for-the-everyday-carry-of-duct-tape/ …

Relax!
Relax! You’ll Be More Productive http://nyti.ms/12dSHms

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Saturday Linkages: Forklift Furniture and Pickled Turnips

Pickled turnips–photo and recipe by The Domestic Man

Having some trouble with our blogging software this weekend–so Root Simple may look a little funky until we figure out what the problem is.

Cookin’
Kabees El Lift (Pickled Turnips) http://wp.me/pWGRR-YU 

DIY
Forklift Furniture: 10 DIY Projects for Used Wooden Pallets | Designs & Ideas on Dornob http://dornob.com/forklift-furniture-10-diy-projects-for-used-wooden-pallets/ …

Champions of wood planing: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/08/champions-of-wood-planing.html …

IKEA Hackers: IKEA featuring JBL http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/01/ikea-featuring-jbl.html?spref=tw …

How to stock a minimalist kitchen: http://tinyrevolution.us/2010/12/08/how-to-stock-a-minimalist-kitchen/ …

Signs of the Apocalypse:
Pizza Hut China’s hot-dog-encrusted shrimp tempura pizza, with mayonnaise: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/06/pizza-hut-chinas-hot-dog-enc.html …

Yuckylicious: Salami Bouquet http://yuckylicious.blogspot.com/2013/02/salami-bouquet.html?spref=tw …

Urban Farm Magazine owner BowTie sold – Business – The Orange County Register http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bowtie-414242-fancy-company.html …

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Saturday Linkages: Let’s Make Chickens Legal in Pasadena!

Let’s really make backyard hens legal in Pasadena CA! 

Gardening
Preventing the heartbreak of splayage: http://ow.ly/1RN6pB

Uli Westphal’s Ripening Tomatoes http://greenroofgrowers.blogspot.com/2013/01/uli-westphals-ripening-tomatoes.html#.UQxX3qqq5vY.twitter …

The Wild, the Domesticated, and the Coyote-Tainted http://j.mp/14EAlz6 


Beyond Thunderdome

Bug-Out Security with UV : http://dirttime.com/?p=2804

For 40 years, this Russian family was cut off from all human contact #longreads http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/For-40-Years-This-Russian-Family-Was-Cut-Off-From-Human-Contact-Unaware-of-World-War-II-188843001.html#.UQgv0Pcfh0Y.twitter …

Bikesailing http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2013/01/bikesailing.html#.UQckcMq9Xa8.twitter …

Build your own junk bagpipes out of PVC and duct tape: http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Smallpipes-for-a-few-bucks-Membra/?ALLSTEPS …

2-In-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad: http://boingboing.net/2013/02/01/2-in-1-ipotty-with-activity-se.html …

Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel http://nyti.ms/VesXDI

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