Tag Archives: great-ideas

Green Makes Blue

Rob Harmon’s TED Talk discusses a novel solution to antiquated resource management issues. Plus, beer! Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing | Video on TED.com.

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Tribune Tower

Prior to the building of the Tribune Tower, correspondents for the Chicago Tribune brought back rocks and bricks from a variety of historically important sites throughout the world at the request of Colonel McCormick. Many of these reliefs have been incorporated into the lowest levels of the building and are labeled with their location of […]

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A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park

So cool. More of this kind of urban planning, plz. It’s only suitable, then, that she’s returned to give the island a skate park that’s equally strange. "Otro," as this piece of grindable sculpture is called, is a bevy of craters and wormholes that glows at night, thanks to a type of phosphorescent concrete that […]

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of Harry Potter

Riding the metro underground can be boring as dirt. Pretend all you want that youre tiny and zipping around a giant humans circulatory system, a la Fantastic Voyage – eventually the blah concrete surroundings, lights whizzing past in a sleep or nausea-inducing monotony, and hermetic A/C hum forces many riders to reach for a book […]

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Daguerreotyping

My favourite historical period was documented in daguerrotypes and silver plate photography, so I relished the ability to filter my own photos into the 1860s. This is a handy little step by step for Photoshop users. Quick Tip: Create Your Own Daguerreotype in Photoshop.

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Little Free Libraries

I’m in a condo, so sadly this isn’t too feasible right now. Definitely something to think about in the future, though.  What a wonderful idea. When a new library “registers” with the Free Little Library organization, it gets an official number and is added to a Google map where patrons can search for nearby libraries, see […]

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Fairy Light Jars

These fairy light jars look easy to make. I’m going to test the process with (and effect on) my friends’ 6 year old, aka the target demographic. http://frompankawithlove.blogspot.ca/2012/01/glowing-jar-project-varazslat-lakasban.html

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Editorial Calendar

This post won’t appeal to most, but for those who use WordPress to blog it might make a huge difference. WordPress is very good at some things, and poor at others. I’ve become a Press This! user, but its inability to schedule posts means I have a buildup of drafts to sort through and schedule. […]

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“Zing Me”

The humourists at Pendulous Breasts Quarterly (who all seem to be men, though I suppose this doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have pendulous breasts) have a special offer for buyers at their online store: Personalised insults, inscribed in your books. Pendulous Breasts Quarterly, More Personalized Insults From ‘PBQ’ Contributors! Ouch!.

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Common Appliances, Uncommon Uses

This is beyond cool. I love my slow cooker and waffle iron, but finding alternate (and incredibly awesome) uses for them makes them all the more valuable. Plus hey – 3 minute brownies. What’s not to like, except the inevitable weight gain? As we researched, we found people who brew beer in coffee makers or […]

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