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Lingerie Made From Coffee grounds

Fabric from Singtex Industries uses waste coffee grounds. A single cup of coffee can yield two shirts or multiple bras! The fabrics are now being used for a new line of clothing features eco-friendly lingerie.

coffee bras?

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Ketchup Macarons Recipe!

It has been said that Americans put ketchup on everything… but on cookies? no…and certainly not on Macarons… but Chef Pierre Herme’s took the challenge to make a cookie with ketchup. David Lebovitz converts the recipe from metrics and recreates them here: Pierre Herme’s Ketchup Macarons Ketchup Cookies Recipe | Yummly.

Might make an interesting holiday appetizer??

 

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“Smart” egg cartons

Looking for a digital device that will let you know when you need to buy more farm fresh eggs?  – wherever you are

  • Smart egg carton notifies you upon low egg inventory
  • and has an LED indication of the oldest egg

Through the magic of Wi-Fi the device syncs with your smartphone to tell you how many eggs you’ve got at home and when they’re going bad. Wow~Image

I can’t wait to get a text from my egg cartons via The Egg Minder.

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Beyond Organic: art exhibition using hydroponics

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The work and art of Vikki Michalios is about environmental systems inspired by ecological events, contemporary media coverage of them, or legends related to them.  

The garden installation, “Beyond Organic,” is intended to ignite inquiry about modern use of natural resources and its impacts on ecology and health.  Although the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms are a common practice,
“Beyond Organic” suggests natural alternatives. It blends together art, horticulture, and sustainable technologies. Using a simple hydroponic technique, 200 hanging vessels are filled with water, nutrients, and bricks of rock-wool. The garden adapts and changes to the indoor environment as it grows with no soil or natural light. Whimsical pink grow-lights shine on beans sprouting from this volcanic rock (rock-wool) that is melted and spun into a cotton candy-like consistency. This inviting and festive night-club atmosphere draws interest and inquiry.

Vikki Michalios makes work about environmental systems, and is inspired by ecological events, contemporary media coverage of them, or legends related to them.

Sowing Promise: Vikki Michalios

 

November 16 – December 14

 

Opening Reception November 16 7-10pm

 

Gallery Aferro, Liminal Space  73 Market Street, Newark NJ 07102

 

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bread beds & cozy fillings

bread beds let you snuggle up like a bun in the oven.

These plush bread sleeping bags and pillows allow you to fulfill your fantasy of being a dollop of jam between two slices of bread. The sets come with colored capes to become jam or chocolate.  Design boom states you can also be a green vegetable but i don’t see that option on the website. Hmmmm…. No green capes to be a piece of lettuce? i will need to wait to order my plush bread pillow.

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Rent a chicken?

Rentthechicken.com

In this society we are used to rental services & leasing cars so why not rent a chicken?

“A Pennsylvania service will let you try before you buy — all accessories included.

Rent The Chicken will deliver two laying hens, a fully assembled coop, enough food to last the season, and a “quick guide” to caring for your new flock.

At the end of the rental period, the company will come and pick everything up — so you don’t have to worry about weatherizing the coop for winter.”

Apartment therapy

Why Buy the Chickens When You Can… Rent Them?! | Apartment Therapy.

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The best people love to eat!

"People who love to eat are always the best people" Julia Child Chalk work by Lily & Val

“People who love to eat are always the best people” Julia Child
Chalk work by Lily & Val

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LilyandVal

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