Archived entries for Useful Stuff

Lemon Cheaper

You can now have your own Starck’s lemon squeezer! No need to save money, using standard kitchen utensils, you can create your design piece, much cheaper this way… Reappropriate the design back into the kitchen, a place little seen by original Starck squeezers that are more often displayed as sculpture in living-rooms rather than used for culinary purposes…

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Pee to Fertilizer

 

Pee at the Ars and Electronica Festival 09.

Pee at the Ars Electronica Festival 09.

Rich Bubbly Fertilizer

Rich Bubbly Fertilizer

This was one notable souvenir from this year’s Ars Electronica Festival and I didn’t expect my urine sample can be so endearing to me. But give it to artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray and they’ll chemically transform any summer-grass smelling urine into rich bubbly fertilizer for your household plants. The drink.pee.drink.pee.drink.pee project takes on an epic challenge to curb pollutants  in our urine from getting into out waterways. 

Jobs jobs jobs

MTV Networks has a long long list of great job opportunities -including some freelance- for its US locations.
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Good luck!

Lisbon Tiles

Lisbon has probably the most beautiful and imaginative tiles. They became an art form and today they still remain a very important part of the country’s architecture.
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Here you can find 64 different -and really nice- patterns to download and save as wallpapers.

Found Cameras and Orphan Pictures

Do you recognize these photos? They may be yours. Ifoundyourcamera is a wonderful site where you can actually recover your lost camera with a little help of those who found it by publishing some of your -hopefully not too embarrassing- images.
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In any case, looking at strangers’ photos is always entertaining.

Free grunge

Is there anything better in life than getting free awesome stuff?
Outlaw Design Blog has found and put together the best 63 grunge fonts for you.
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The best of the best? Yes my friend, you can download your favourites for free!

Bringing the farm to the city.

It has always been a dream of mine to have a farm. In the meantime, I have been trying to think of ways to bring the farm to the city. Here is an interesting video involving urban beekeeping. This is giving me some ideas…

Via Boing Boing

From Hash to Bushwalk

If you have some extra time today and want to feel young and cool, here is the latest guide to the black art of lacing.
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Via Priya Khatri

Master of masters

The maestro, the man, the ruler, the sovereign. One of the greatest designers ever, Stefan Sagmeister, shares with us some very wise and influential thoughts.
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Things I’ve learned in my life so far:
• Everything I do always comes back to me.
• Complaining is silly. Either act or forget it.
• Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
• Being not truthful works against me.
• Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.
• Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
• Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.
• Money does not make me happy.
• Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.
• Assuming is stifling.
• Keeping a diary supports my personal development.
• Trying to look good limits my life.
• Worrying solves nothing.
• Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
• Having guts always works out for me.

If we can’t pronounce it, we shouldn’t eat it

Here’s the ingredients list for a Happy Meal that contains nuggets, fries and a Hi-C beverage:
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White boneless chicken, water, food starch-modified, salt, chicken flavor (autolyzed yeast extract, salt, wheat starch, natural flavoring [botanical source], safflower oil, dextrose, citric acid, rosemary), sodium phosphates, seasoning (canola oil, mono- and diglycerides, natural extractives of rosemary). Battered and breaded with: water, enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), yellow corn flour, food starch-modified, salt, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, calcium lactate), spices, wheat starch, whey, corn starch. Prepared in vegetable oil (may contain one of the following: Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, partially hydrogenated corn oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness), dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent. Water, high fructose corn syrup and/or sucrose, citric acid, ascorbic acid, potassium benzoate (to protect taste), modified food starch, natural flavors (vegetable source), glycerol ester of wood rosin, yellow 6, brominated vegetable oil, red 40. Potatoes, vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor (wheat and milk derivatives), citric acid (preservative), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain color), dimethylpolysiloxane (antifoaming agent), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (may contain one of the following: Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, partially hydrogenated corn oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness), dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
Yummy and perfect for kids!



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