Posts Tagged ‘book of awesomeness’

Enterprise to the Intrepid

coming in for a landing

def not something you see flying past your office window every morning

the Enterprise space shuttle piggy backing on the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, making it’s way to JFK airport

final destination: the Intrepid Sea and Space Museum


shreddin’ paper

check out this awesomeness by Canadian paper artist Calvin Nicholls 

his paper art is created by using a piece of paper and scissors. he carves, rips, and cuts paper into these beautiful works of art.

hidden messages

this will make you look twice at these logos again:

are there any other secret logos you know about?!


i made this origami BUNNYjust in time for the festivities – by slightly improvising the easy directions below:


stumbled upon these the other day

they’re Earthshipsradically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials – pretty sweet huh?!

looking for something new, different and a way to WOW the neighbors?! these can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide you with what you need to survive, with ‘modern’ amenities

Earthship Design Principles

Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
Earthships maintain comfortable temperatures in any climate. The planet Earth is a thermally stabilizing mass that delivers temperature without wire or pipes. The sun is a nuclear power plant that also delivers without wires or pipes.

Solar & Wind Electricity
Earthships produce their own electricity with a prepackaged photovoltaic / wind power system. This energy is stored in batteries and supplied to your electrical outlets. Earthships can have multiple sources of power, all automated, including grid-intertie.

Contained Sewage Treatment
Earthships contain use and reuse all household sewage in indoor and outdoor treatment cells resulting in food production and landscaping with no pollution of aquifers. Toilets flush with greywater that does not smell.

Building with Natural & Recycled Materials
House as Assemblage of by-products: A sustainable home must make use of indigenous materials, those occurring naturally in the local area.

Water Harvesting
Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas. Earthships can have city water as backup. Earthships do not pollute underground water aquifers.

Food Production
Earthship wetlands, the planters that hold hundreds of gallons of water from sinks and the shower are a great place for raising some of the fresh produce you’d like to have in the winter, but find expensive or bland tasting from the supermarket.

not sure if you’re ready to dive into the sustainable, off-grid living? try out one of their many rental options to choose from in Taos, New Mexico – make a vacation out of it!

clever ideas to make like easier – part 2

use leftover toilet paper rolls to store wrapping paper

use a bread tie to keep sandals from breaking

use a dustpan to fill buckets or pots that won't fit under the sink

use sticky notes to catch debris while drilling

use regular kitchen rags instead of the expensive Swiffer towels

use a can opener to safely open plastic packages

use a wooden spoon to prevent water from over-boiling

check out some more ideas HERE

awesomenesses from around the world