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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