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

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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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