Take a tour of this professional snowboarder’s innovative off-grid cabin

April 27, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Mike Basich was one of the early innovators in professional snowboarding, and now he’s leading the way in stylish off-grid living. On his 40 acres of land near Truckee, California, Basich has built himself an incredible 250-square-foot off-grid cabin – almost exclusively from materials he found on his own property. Check out the video above from “Going Off Grid,” to get the webseries’ visual take on Basich’s unique cabin and way of life. Read the rest of Take a tour of this professional snowboarder’s innovative off-grid cabin Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: legendary snowboarder’s off-grid cabin , mike basich builds his own off-grid cabin , off-grid cabin designed by golden ratio , off-grid cabin made with salvaged materials , snowboarder off-grid cabin

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Giant reservoir of molten magma discovered under Yellowstone National Park

April 27, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. A new report has revealed the underground workings of the Yellowstone National Park volcanic system – and in the process unveiled new details of how one of the world’s largest volcanoes could catastrophically erupt on a scale never-before seen by humanity. According to the Washington Post , an eruption in Yellowstone would eject 1,000 times as much material as Mt. St. Helens did in 1980, creating a disaster of global scale. Needless to say, scientists have been busy studying the inner workings of Yosemite’s volcanic system and a new study from the University of Utah now shows a complete diagram of Yellowstone’s system that reveals some stunning details that show how massive the eruption could actually be. Read the rest of Giant reservoir of molten magma discovered under Yellowstone National Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: castastrophic volcanic eruption , new study yellowstone volcano , yellowstone geology , yellowstone volcanic eruption , yellowstone volcano could erupt

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Kengo Kuma’s striking renovation of a Tokyo eatery is made from thousands of re-used multicolored cables

April 27, 2015 by  
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DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable “Swiffer” covers

April 27, 2015 by  
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Most disposable stuff just sucks. Seriously, it really does. Society’s love of single-use items like disposable coffee pods , diapers, and cutlery has created so much unnecessary waste that our planet can barely keep up with the crap we’re loading into landfills every day. Those Swiffer-type cleaning tools are also on the “worst offenders” list, with their cleaning cloths that that get tossed away after a few minutes’ worth of use. Fortunately, the same folks who bring their own travel mugs to Starbucks can also keep their homes tidy by making their own re-usable covers for their sweepers. Read the rest of DIY: How to knit or crochet reusable “Swiffer” covers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cleaning products , cotton yarn , crochet , crochet pattern , crocheted , ethical cleaning , knit , knitting , knitting pattern , reusable , sweeper , sweeper cloth , sweeper cover , sweeper pad , Swiffer , swiffer cover , swiffer pad

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Futuristic ‘Age of Aquarius’ Fashion Collection Unveiled At NY Fashion Week

September 14, 2013 by  
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One of the best things about movies set in the distant future is seeing all the futuristic clothing. Will the coming decades bring ostentatious costumes made from materials we haven’t even discovered yet? Or will future generations return to a simpler, more practical way of dressing, where function trumps design? According to designer Suzanne Rae, it’s likely to be a little bit of both. Debuted recently at New York Fashion week, Rae’s collection “Age of Aquarius”  is an exploration into futuristic dress in a utopian society. Rae manufactures her line in New York City’s garment district which creates local jobs. She also reduces her collection’s carbon footprint by sourcing fabrics and trims, and 90 percent of the  fabrics are made from natural fibers that are biodegradable. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: age of aquarius , Clothes , Fashion , futuristic clothing , new york fashion week , NYC , Suzanne Rae        

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5 DIY Halloween Costumes Made from Materials You Already Own

October 20, 2010 by  
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DIY Robot Halloween Costume. Photo: Uriel 1998 / CC Enjoy the process of creative reuse and take your DIY Halloween costume to the next level by making it from materials you already own

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Weekday Vegetarian: An Extremely Satisfying Spaghetti with Olives

October 20, 2010 by  
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Photo: Kelly Rossiter Sometimes the simplest dishes with clear flavours are the best. This pasta sauce was tangy and piquant with a little bit of heat.

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Tutorial: Make a Yarn Wig from a Mesh Produce Bag

November 22, 2009 by  
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My kids, ages three and five, are at excellent dress-up ages. They own everything from swords made of cardboard to thrifted silk dresses with loads of ribbons and lace (each with a “handmade by Grandma” tag, egads!) to complete costumes bought at at 90% discount from Wal-mart the week after Halloween. When Willow asked for a clown wig, however, I was stymied.

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