Towers of Food [no babel with your mouthful]

Posted in artlies, nerdlette, this is fucking america! by nerdlette on 15 July 2008

NYT has a great story today about food towers–skyscrapers farms bringing sustainable agriculture to urban centers. The best part however are the pictures. As someone who has long fantasized about turning their apartment bathroom into a tiny greenhouse, this was like a dream fullfilled.

(grapes not raisins in the sun)

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soviet gas mask [get steamy]

Posted in nerdlette by nerdlette on 8 July 2008

looks like evil bug attacked!

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Studio Monte Rosa [swiss ingenuity]

Posted in doozersticks by nerdlette on 27 June 2008

Studio Monte Rosa is a special mountain hut, which has been planned for the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) by the Department of Architecture. In the middle of a natural reserve with extreme alpine conditions, yet energeticaly to 90% self-contained and self-sufficient.


In splendid isolation, on the edge of a glacier in pristine wilderness, the hut will be able to host 125 guests in the restaurant and hotel with very little environmental impact. The four floors will be realised in a wooden pre-fabricated structure. The realisation of bio-gas generation for human waste recycling is also being considered.

Also its really spectacularly beautiful

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Hace calor, mucho calor

Posted in nerdlette by nerdlette on 9 June 2008

could fry an egg on the cement its so caliente

Little cloth on the prarie

Posted in artlies, nerdlette by nerdlette on 5 June 2008

if global warming kicks in hardcore, do you think loincloths were ever comeback into style ? (anywhere other than Japan?)

i would be into it. we already rock bikinis and sarongs–loincloths are just the next step.

Or not. seems folks in Zimbabwe get mighty stressed out if you rock one in public. despite the fact that it is the traditional dress [BBC Loincloth furor].

then again, at least a small part of the fascination with FLDS Mormons and public outcry of empathy in the face of child molestation and abuse stems from their adherence to a 19th century homesteader dress code. Seriously, have you see their hairdos?

Its hard to distrust or consider perverse a slew of women that dress like its a Little Cult on the Prairie. [FLDS Dresses]