VW Caravan
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Shannon’s childhood was full of VW Campers. This place sells reconditioned ones…

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Google Earth
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Ok, the title of this product is a bit of meglomania, but Google Earth is pretty stunning none the less. It’s a 3D earth viewer that allows you to zoom in and out of a model of the earth that’s mapped with satelite imagery. Try adding your own tags with sets like “places I’ve lived”

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Better wi-fi
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Another thing to do in my spare time. Build a parabolic reflector to increase the range of my wi-fi…

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Le Mans 24 hours
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I’ve started posting a few shots on Flickr of a great weekend at the Le Mans 24 hour race.

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Chrome Messenger Bags
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hanging around Golden Square in Soho I noticed the bike messengers had these cool, huge bags.

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Poloroid-o-nizer
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There’s been a lot of traffic about Poloroid-o-nizer recently, but I figure there’s no harm giving it a bit more. It IS cool, after all. There’s also a Flickr Group for it.

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Smoke alarm
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I think this design for a smoke detector from Snapalarm is total genius. No more screwing a plate to the ceiling. Pretty easy access. And it’s more or less hidden away by the shade.

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Plant 10 trees
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I’d like to do this tree planting dedication through the Woodland Trust. 50 pounds gets you 10 trees in one of 20 woods across the UK.

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Smart creatures
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Dolphins teach their children to use sponges This is amazing. But, then again, why should it be? Humans are pretty arrogant to think that they’re so far advanced that there isn’t even one reasonably smart creature out there. “Dolphins in Australia have been observed using tools, and they seem to pass on their specialist knowledge

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Modernist pigeon’s nest
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I leaned out of the window of our new apartment and found this pigeon’s nest made of those black plastic cable ties…

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