Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Afternoon Snacks!

Making Biodiesel from Garbage

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:59 AM PDT

I don't blog about biodiesel much, even though it's one of my favorite topics (make-your-own fuel? Hell yeah!). Some smarties in Spain have worked out a way to add bacteria to urban waste to produce fatty acids that can be used to produce biodiesel. It may not be perfectly calibrated yet, but I like the direction they're taking there at Ecofasa. (via Haute*Nature)

Find Indie Fabric Stores Online

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:48 AM PDT

Wish you didn't have to shop at chain stores for your fabric shopping needs? Check out Project 95, the new searchable database for independent fabric stores, now live in beta at Nice work, folks!!! (via Craftzine)

Desk Lights Made from Old Pipes

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:44 AM PDT

The Kozo light by Israeli design group Demo/design clinic. Very Wall-e chic! And you can buy from Etsy. (via 3rings)

Fiber Sculpture by Betsy Timmer

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:37 AM PDT

This stylized, fleshy fiber sculpture owes much to Louise Bourgeois, but nonetheless finds its own voice. Really evocative. (via Hello Craft)

Six DIY Inventions for Energy Efficiency

Posted: 15 Jul 2009 08:36 AM PDT

Winners of the Earthjustice/Instructables United States of Efficiency Contest. (via

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