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productdose.com - Sorapot - This teapot is the closest I've ever come to describing something as "architectural" without it being a building. There's nothing on your stovetop that's going to be more modern than this. Made of steel, pyrex, and silicone.
The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia - 12V In-Car Microwave Oven - fast food for trendy travellers - This 12V In-Car Microwave Oven proves that you can never make 'em too small, or too black for those travellin' treats. Plug it into your cigarette lighter socket and roast that hog on the hoof. ?89.98. Meals on the move! ? Compact and portable ? Fas[...]
Inhabitat - ZIGGURAT: Dubai Carbon Neutral Pyramid will House 1 Million - The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral super-structure to hit Dubai. Dubai-based environmental [...]
Inhabitat - SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica's Recycled Japanese Textiles - We are constantly digging deeper for eco designers who are reworking the threads of sustainable style with new offshoots of innovative textiles and refashioned couture. There seems to be quite a few collections on the scene where recycling and upcycl[...]
myliblog - Uncle Bobby's Wedding redux - This is not the longer posting (see here for that). But our library received yet another challenge to "Uncle Bobby's Wedding," apparently based on my earlier response. First, this new patron stated her belief that the topic of a gay wedding is inapp[...]
Quotes of the Day - Oscar Wilde - "One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason."
Quotes of the Day - Thomas Sowell - "There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously."
MAKE Magazine - EMS Labs on the monetary density of things - If we look at good-quality 1 carat diamonds, we find that they are quite expensive compared to the industrial diamonds we saw earlier. Now, the diamond monopoly hasn't kept prices quite as high as LSD, however they are doing a very impressive job of [...]
Signal vs. Noise - Forbes misses the point of the 4-day work week - There's a piece in Forbes called Why A Four-Day Work Week Doesn't Work that suggests: But there are serious drawbacks. Packing 40 hours into four days isn't necessarily an efficient way to work. Many people find that eight hours are tough enough; re[...]
Shoebox - Quote of the Day - "The vast majority of messages written in shower steam on mirrors are not legally binding. Just FYI." -Dan