The complexities of trying to be environmentally friendly
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Thanks to Michelle for pointing to this thread on the subtleties in the comparison of the environmental friendliness of 3 kitchen appliances. The basic question is this one: “My roommates seem to be constantly boiling water for tea. We’ve got a gas stove, a microwave, and an electric teakettle. However, we don’t know which option

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Eco-friendly stuff for the home
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BiomeLifestyle, despite the “living in a bubble” name, looks like a great online shop for buying eco-friendly stuff for the home, particularly glassware made from 100% recycled sources. They have linens, a lot of stuff made from bamboo and a bunch of fair trade type items. Link to Biome lifestyle

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BubbleBoard intro
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The team I work in is great. We not only focus on interesting themes, and on the home (a compelling domain for a designer like me) we also have a healthy scepticism about the power of technology. Or at least the ease with which technology is a solution to every problem. In the home, particularly,

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I’ve found it!
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I’m pleased to say that I found my lost Swiss army knife. It was on top of a kitchen cabinet in our demo area, where I’d been installing a prototype about a month ago. I also found a pair of plyers up there, which I’d been using at the time. Bonus.

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Grandad in Amman
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 Grandad in Amman After my Grandfather died my Mum and Uncle took the responsibility of dealing with the mass of paperwork and belongings that someone leaves behind when they’re gone. They spent a few weeks going through what was left and making decisions about what to dispose of and what to keep, trying to imagine what

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Beautiful papercraft
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Jen Stark has done some really beautiful paper constructions, using layers of color to produce vibrant contours and explosions. I can’t imagine that patience required, or the vision needed to imagine the final effect. Link to Jen Stark

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Shannon’s Short Stories
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Shannon had one of her great short stories, “Hangers”, published last year after entering a competition run by Momaya Press. They’re an independent publishing house that run this competition yearly with the goal of giving a voice to new writers. Wining entries are included in their annual review collection of short stores. This years theme was on Escape. We

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Is this mean?
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Shannon wants this cook book. She already has MANY cook books. She recently bought this one. She hasn’t even cooked anything from it yet. I’ve told her that once she’s cooked 10 new recipes from her last purchase she can buy this new one she wants. I get to be taste tester for many of

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Lullaby music
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Although I like listening to music while I work, I spend a lot of time reading blogs for my Trends site which means I rarely do. I can’t concentrate on reading while listening to lyrics. So I’ve started looking around for slow tempo “background” music that doesn’t interfere, that doesn’t distract me so much with

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CG getting "real"
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I’ve seen a few shots from Crysis, a new game from the makers of Far Cry, in which the characters look very real. Very close to real, at least, but still with a few odd bits that marked them as fake. Things like pixelation around the ear. Details. Not quite so with the shot below,

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