malformalady:

A young designer has created a fish tank that she claims never needs cleaning, the water changing, or a new filter. The spherical tank, called Avo, only requires an owner to top up the water and to feed the fish. A continually-moving bed recycles older bacteria into plant food, creating space for new bacteria to grow. ‘Harmful ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are naturally removed from the water, meaning the water never needs changing,’ according to the company, called Noux. Avo features smart LED lighting that is optimised for plant photosynthesis and growth, which leads to clear water. It glows red in the morning, white during the day, and blue at night to look pretty in a room

malformalady:

A young designer has created a fish tank that she claims never needs cleaning, the water changing, or a new filter. The spherical tank, called Avo, only requires an owner to top up the water and to feed the fish. A continually-moving bed recycles older bacteria into plant food, creating space for new bacteria to grow. ‘Harmful ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are naturally removed from the water, meaning the water never needs changing,’ according to the company, called Noux. Avo features smart LED lighting that is optimised for plant photosynthesis and growth, which leads to clear water. It glows red in the morning, white during the day, and blue at night to look pretty in a room

nevver:

Origami, Jo Nakashima

nevver:

Origami, Jo Nakashima

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archiemcphee:

Seattle-based artist Carol Milne knits with glass, or rather, she creates wonderful glass sculptures that make it seem as though she’s either a superhuman glass knitter or in possession of enchanted knitting needles and very specialized gloves. The reality is actually much more complicated, but no less awesome. Milne invented her glass knitting technique back in 2006. It’s a process that involves knitting with wax instead of glass, followed by lost-wax casting, mold-making and kiln-casting.

First, a model of the sculpture is made from wax which is then encased by a refractory mold material that can withstand extremely high temperatures. Next, hot steam is used to melt the wax, leaving behind an empty cavity in the shape of the artwork. Pieces of room temperature glass are then placed inside the mold which is then heated to 1,400-1,600 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the type of glass. Afterward, the piece is slowly cooled over a period of several weeks, followed by a careful excavation process, where Milne delicately chips away like an archaeologist to reveal the final piece.

To check out more of Carol Milne’s extraordinary artwork visit the Glass Art SocietyMilne’s Facebook page or her online gallery.

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jackslenderman:

WaterBOB 100gal bathtub water jug.
In an emergency with water shortages people are told to fill their bathtubs to have water on hand. but most bathtubs are not clean in an emergency, and the water will evaporate when left open to the air over time.
WaterBOB solves those problems! Holds 100gal of water, fits any bathtub, and has a hand pump to pump out water as you need without wasting any. Keeps the water clean and fresh, FDA approved material and BPA free. Costs less than 20$ and available on amazon.

WONDERFUL.

AS SOMEBODY WHO GREW UP WITH HURRICANES THIS IS FANTASTIC

lightspeedsound:

tashabilities:

jackslenderman:

WaterBOB 100gal bathtub water jug.


In an emergency with water shortages people are told to fill their bathtubs to have water on hand. but most bathtubs are not clean in an emergency, and the water will evaporate when left open to the air over time.

WaterBOB solves those problems! Holds 100gal of water, fits any bathtub, and has a hand pump to pump out water as you need without wasting any. Keeps the water clean and fresh, FDA approved material and BPA free. Costs less than 20$ and available on amazon.

WONDERFUL.

AS SOMEBODY WHO GREW UP WITH HURRICANES THIS IS FANTASTIC

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pbstv:

Doctor John Leal was determined to find a way to kill bacteria in water and in 1908, he saw his opportunity after a New Jersey water company was suffering from high bacterial content.

He dosed the drinking supply of 200,000 people with potentially lethal chlorine. Most thought he was a madman for “poisoning” the community, but his experiment proved them wrong and soon a series of developments were made, resulting in a ripple effect of change.

Tune in now to learn more with HOW WE GOT TO NOW.

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i had a mini computer freak out today. the keyboard and track pad on my laptop stopped working.

But it’s ok now. I just wish I knew why it happened.

Come drink wine!

If anyone in the Twin Cities area likes wine, or knows someone who likes wine I will be doing a wine tasting at the Hemingway Studios Gallery in the Northrup King building located in Northeast Minneapolis on Sat Oct 11th from 5-8pm.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers!

minnesota might be one of the best places to experience fall.

And now begins the travel portion of my day. To the airport!

it’s super not cool to get the water turned off for maintenance when you’re right at the soapiest possible part of your shower. especially not cool because it was a scheduled thing, but NO ONE told me. i would have showered earlier, or faster, or something!

so not the best start possible to today.

identity74:

I dont care what you say, pumpkin carving is art

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Tags: pumpkins!

autumnal update

- northern ca is pretty. maybe all of the time.

- i remembered to make things with grapes. first thing was prosecco jelly. super delicious.

- i didn’t remember how many jars are required to do any sizable bit of canning.

- one of the brothers came out for a visit. good times were had by all.

- going to MN for a week very soon. yay!