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unconsumption:


More pallet projects
Do you remember when I asked — here on Tumblr and on the Unconsumption Facebook page — about your interest in seeing other items made from repurposed pallets? The replies were overwhelmingly positive.
So my Unconsumption colleagues and I continue to be on the lookout for pallet projects we haven’t yet covered, such as this garden installation featured on French architect Patrick Nadeau’s Web site. Interesting use of pallets, isn’t it?
(Spotted on Pinterest here, via friend and landscape designer Susan Cohan.)
Related: Smaller-scale gardening in pallets: see previous posts on turning single pallets into vertical gardens here and here.

unconsumption:

More pallet projects

Do you remember when I asked — here on Tumblr and on the Unconsumption Facebook page — about your interest in seeing other items made from repurposed pallets? The replies were overwhelmingly positive.

So my Unconsumption colleagues and I continue to be on the lookout for pallet projects we haven’t yet covered, such as this garden installation featured on French architect Patrick Nadeau’s Web site. Interesting use of pallets, isn’t it?

(Spotted on Pinterest here, via friend and landscape designer Susan Cohan.)

Related: Smaller-scale gardening in pallets: see previous posts on turning single pallets into vertical gardens here and here.

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unconsumption:


Another self-contained product — in which the packaging *is* the product
Unconsumption reader Cody Boehmig saw our post about this box-turned-lamp, and was inspired to tell us about several of his projects, including his (prototype) “Utilitarian Wall Shelf” made from used cardboard:

It begins as a folded 11″ × 14″ rectangle. Prompted by the instructions on the packaging, the user unfolds it [the packaging, which is a piece of scored, used cardboard] into a flat shape, and then folds it up into a shelf with the help of an easy-to-use letter-matching system. The nails that hold the shelf to the wall also hold the folded shelf together. The final shelf space is 11″ × 7″ and is sturdy enough to comfortably support a full load of average-sized books.

[Thx, Cody!]

unconsumption:

Another self-contained product — in which the packaging *is* the product

Unconsumption reader Cody Boehmig saw our post about this box-turned-lamp, and was inspired to tell us about several of his projects, including his (prototype) “Utilitarian Wall Shelf” made from used cardboard:

It begins as a folded 11″ × 14″ rectangle. Prompted by the instructions on the packaging, the user unfolds it [the packaging, which is a piece of scored, used cardboard] into a flat shape, and then folds it up into a shelf with the help of an easy-to-use letter-matching system. The nails that hold the shelf to the wall also hold the folded shelf together. The final shelf space is 11″ × 7″ and is sturdy enough to comfortably support a full load of average-sized books.

[Thx, Cody!]

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Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Brain

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The Pirate Bay adds ‘physibles’ 3D-printing category

The Pirate Bay has announced what it is calling the “next step” for the sharing society — a category called ‘physibles’ where people can share schematics for  3D-printable objects.

The Pirate Bay adds ‘physibles’ 3D-printing category

The Pirate Bay has announced what it is calling the “next step” for the sharing society — a category called ‘physibles’ where people can share schematics for 3D-printable objects.

Photo tagged as: diy p2p internet sopa pipa sharing
micro heaters cut 87% off my electric heat bill

REALLY saving energy by heating the person instead of the whole house
In June of 2010 I moved to a place in Montana with only electric  heat.  By myself.  In the past few winters I had conducted experiments  in cutting the amount of energy I needed to stay warm, with a focus on  heating myself instead of heating the whole house.

micro heaters cut 87% off my electric heat bill

REALLY saving energy by heating the person instead of the whole house

In June of 2010 I moved to a place in Montana with only electric heat. By myself. In the past few winters I had conducted experiments in cutting the amount of energy I needed to stay warm, with a focus on heating myself instead of heating the whole house.

Photo tagged as: diy energy power frugal money tip
unconsumption:

At last, a practical use for those plastic VHS tape boxes
A repurposed VHS tape case does double duty here: First, as wall-mounted storage, and second, as display space.
Things other than photos, like small pieces of artwork or mementoes, could be displayed on the front of the case — use your imagination!
(When I came across this item, via divaaniblogit.fi, on Pinterest, it made me smile.)

unconsumption:

At last, a practical use for those plastic VHS tape boxes

A repurposed VHS tape case does double duty here: First, as wall-mounted storage, and second, as display space.

Things other than photos, like small pieces of artwork or mementoes, could be displayed on the front of the case — use your imagination!

(When I came across this item, via divaaniblogit.fi, on Pinterest, it made me smile.)

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How to downsize a transport network: the Chinese wheelbarrow

How to downsize a transport network: the Chinese wheelbarrow

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‘Shrooms Can Clean Oil-Tainted Soil

‘Shrooms Can Clean Oil-Tainted Soil

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