Monthly Archives: June 2010

From a barn to my apartment – the story of a plank of wood

A few weeks ago, my friend Catherine and I visited Longleaf Lumber in Cambridge.   While their speciality is flooring, their website had a lot of neat random antique wood items.  I decided it was worth a look. I’ve been … Continue reading

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BamBOO?

Remember the smell on your hands during the frog/fetal pig/cat dissection in 10th grade bio? Formaldehyde is a very old and very common fixative, and one quick glance through the wikipedia page reveals that it is used in far more … Continue reading

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More fun with Air Plants

I finished my air plant project!  Here are all three together: From left to right: My first try – a beach rock on a slate tile with green air plant My second piece – another slate tile, with a stone … Continue reading

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Fun with Craigslist Scavenging

One day, a guy named Craig was sitting around, lamenting the fact that he could not find a pitbull, a babysitter, a used futon, and an erotic massage all in one place.  And so, as neccessity is the mother of … Continue reading

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IKEA – The Original Hipster

You all know a hipster. They are always striving to be so super unique, just like the 5 million other nearly identical hipsters. You just heard of a cool band? Well, trust me, they were listening to that band WAY … Continue reading

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I managed to do something crafty without gluing my fingers together or starting a fire!

When I first came up with the idea of creating a green living space and a blog to go along with it, my friend Ray asked me if I’d ever heard of Etsy.   I hadn’t. She warned me that … Continue reading

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Wake Up

Isn’t it sad that these days, talking about something as simple as caring about the environment immediately evokes right vs left wing POLITICS? I believe one of the most devastating consequences of the Bush administration and its related think tanks … Continue reading

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