Archives for the Date August 18th, 2010

Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Some consider wind turbines to be garish blips on serene landscapes. Not so with this Windstalk concept, which utilizes a series of 1203 kinetic energy-generating “stalks” to harness power. Designed for Abu Dhabi’s Masdar city, the project takes…

Family of Four Grows Their Food in a Swimming Pool

Images: Youtube screen grabs

Food Doesn’t Get More Local Than That
A family living in Mesa, Arizona, has decided to convert an old unused backyard swimming pool into a very productive DIY urban greenhouse, which they named Garden Pool. Within a small…

Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Colombian landscape architecture studio Paisajes Emergentes recently unveiled plans for an energy-generating kite farm on a public beach in Abu Dhabi. Tethered to flexible posts, 200 para-kites would use the innovative Windbelt generator to convert wi…

Summer Vegetable and Tomato Bloody Marys

From Recipes

[Photograph: Caroline Russock]

The brunch crowd can be broken down into two categories: the mimosa drinkers and the bloody mary enthusiasts. I have always been a tried a…

Cherpumple – Pies Baked Inside Cakes!

Marie at Make and Takes points us to this video from Charles Phoenix for a most epic dessert: the Cherpumple. It’s a three layer cake with an entire pie baked in to every layer. It’s a sight to behold, and the video is a lot of fun to watch.

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Broadband Speeds Are BS, FCC Study Shows

Just like you’ve suspected/known all along, the “up to” broadband speeds providers offer – “up to 10 mbs!” – are nigh unattainable. A new FCC report finds that broadband users are, on average, only getting half of the advertised “up…

36 Hours in New Orleans: The Budget Edition

[Photos: Carey Jones]

Yesterday, we gave you our price-no-object recommendations for New Orleans eats. But one of the many great things about this city—you don’t have to spend much to eat well. If you’re looking to keep your vacation costs down, h…

Eucaliptus House / Andre Eisenlohr

© Andre EisenlohrArchitect: Andre Eisenlohr Location: Campos do Jordão, São Paulo, Brazil Colaborator Architect: Cyssa Martins Consulting structural engineers: João Carlos R. Neto Contractor: Luciano Silva dos Santos Client: Rancho Santo Antonio Pr…

“My Life in 80m²”, an Inspiring Small Home

Our constant search for indoor solutions regarding the  interior design of small homes usually pays off big time. ‘My Life in 80m² is an ingenious residential living project meant to demonstrate that the size of a crib has little t…